Portrait of America: Volume Two: From 1865 / Edition 8

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Portrait of America is an anthology of essays written by some of America's most eminent historians. Suitable for U.S. history survey courses, the collection has a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can identify. Each selection is preceded by an introduction that sets the context and a helpful glossary that identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. The Eighth Edition includes an essay in which six major historians reflect on the historical significance of September 11, 2001.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618220243
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/14/2002
  • Edition description: Eight Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

: Steven B. Oates is professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Over the course of his career he has written highly successful biographies of figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Martin Luther King, Jr., and William Faulkner.

Charles Errico, the new co-author of Portrait of America, is a professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College. He also conducts graduate classes at George Mason University.

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Table of Contents

I. A Troubled Peace 1. Vincent Harding, 1865: Beautiful, Cruel Year of Transition in the Black Struggle for Freedom 2. Eric Foner, The Checkered History of the Great Fourteenth Amendment II. Conquest of the West 3. Robert M. Utley, Sitting Bull and the Sioux Resistance 4. Dee Brown, Women First Won the Right to Vote in the American West III. The New Industrial Order 5. Robert L Heilbroner, The Master of Steel: Andrew Carnegie 6. David McCullough, The Brooklyn Bridge: A Monument to American Ingenuity and Daring 7. David Boroff, A Little Milk, a Little Honey IV. Reform and Expansion 8. Paula A. Treckel, The Lady Versus Goliath: Ida Tarbell Takes on Standard Oil Co. 9. David R. Kohler and James W. Wensyel, America's First Southeast Asian War: The Philippine Insurrection V. Currents of the Progressive Era 10. Edmund Morris, Theodore Roosevelt, President 11. Sean Dennis Cashman, African Americans and the Quest for Civil Rights VI. Grim Realities of the Great War (1914-1918) 12. Paul Fussell, "Hell Cannot Be So Terrible": Trench Warfare on the Western Front 13. Thomas A. Bailey, Woodrow Wilson Wouldn't Yield VII. The Twenties 14. Roderick Nash, Henry Ford: Symbol of an Age 15. Sara M. Evans, Flappers, Freudians, and All That Jazz VIII. Long Dark Night of the Depression 16. T.H. Watkins, Under Hoover, the Shame and Misery Deepened 17. David M. Kennedy, Strike! Labor's Historic Drive to Unionize IX. A World at War 18. Doris Kearns Goodwin, Franklin and Eleanor: The Early Wartime White House 19. William J. vanden Heuvel, America and the Holocaust X. The Bomb 20. Robert James Maddox, The Biggest Decision: Why We Had to Drop the Atomic Bomb 21. Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II, Hiroshima: The Victims XI. Perils of the Cold War 22. David McCullough, Harry Truman, "One Tough Son-of-a-Bitch of a Man" 23. Michael R. Beschloss, Eisenhower and Kennedy: Contrasting Presidencies in a Fearful World 24. Larry L. King, Trapped: Lyndon Johnson and the Nightmare of Vietnam XII. A New Birth of Freedom 25. Stephen B. Oates, Trumpet of Conscience: Martin Luther King, Jr. 26. Marcia Cohen, Betty Friedan Destroys the Myth of the Happy Housewife XIII. The Seventies 27. Otto Friedrich, "I Have Never Been a Quitter": A Portrait of Richard Nixon 28. Nicholas Lehmann, How the Seventies Changed America XIV. The End of the Cold War 29. Peter Schweizer, The Man Who Broke the Evil Empire 30. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Some Lessons from the Cold War XV. From the Technological Revolution to Modern Terrorism 31. Walter Isaacson, Bill Gates: Enigmatic Genius of Microsoft 32. John Lewis Gaddis, The Lessons of September 11

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