The American Past: A Survey of American History, Volume II: Since 1865 / Edition 8

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Overview

America's past is full of politics as well as personal stories. That's why Conlin's THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY teaches history the way it happened: real people with real stories. Through short narratives from political figures' lives, you'll discover how our nation grew from a colonial project to an international superpower. Along the way, you'll find the human dimension emphasized with the stories of men and women of different regional, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds described in colorful detail.

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"I give the Conlin text an A+ on readability."

"In my view [Conlin] has two related strengths: clear, compelling writing and pithy profiles of individual human beings who populate the text. This is a story with colorfully drawn characters. It works very well as a relatively traditional but very smart political history."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495050599
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/16/2006
  • Series: American past (Thomson Wadsworth) Ser.
  • Edition description: 8TH
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Conlin was born in Philadelphia and educated at Villanova University (A.B.) and the University of Wisconsin (M.A., Ph.D.). He taught American history at half a dozen colleges and universities, spending most of his career at California State University, Chico. He was a Fulbright Professor in Rome and Salzburg and was twice Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Social History Centre at Warwick University, England. For 30 years (60 semesters), with a few subtracted for sabbaticals, he taught between one and four sections of the United States history survey course each term, a total of about 200 times. He won four awards for excellence in teaching. Conlin has written a dozen books, about 70 articles in scholarly journals and magazines of popular history, some 100 book reviews in a variety of journals, and more newspaper journalism than he can or cares to remember. Several of his published essays and one book were awarded "best of the year" prizes.

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Table of Contents

24. Aftermath: The Era of Reconstruction 1863-1877. 25. Patronage and Pork: National Politics 1876-1892. 26. Technology, Industry, and Business: Economic Change in the Late Nineteenth Century. 27. Living with Leviathan: Coping with Big Business and Great Wealth. 28. We Who Built America: Working People 1860-1900. 29. Big Cities: Urban America 1865-1917. 30. The Last Frontier: Winning and Losing the West 1865-1900. 31. The Nation's Bone and Sinew: Agriculture and Agrarians 1865-1896. 32. A Pivotal Decade: McKinley, Segregation, and Empire 1890-1901. 33. Teddy Roosevelt's Americans: The Middle Class Comes of Age 1890-1917. 34. A Wave of Reform: The Progressives 1890-1916. 35. Imperialism and Domestic Politics: A Progressive Democratic President 1901-1916. 36. Over There: The United States and World War I 1914-1918. 37. Over Here: The Home Front 1917-1920. 38. A Troubled Nation: Postwar America 1919-1923. 39. The New Era: When Business Ran the Country 1923-1929. 40. Hard Times: The Great Depression 1930-1933. 41. Rearranging America: FDR and the New Deal 1933-1938. 42. Going to War Again: America and the World 1933-1942. 43. Finest Hours: The U.S. in the Second World War 1942-1945. 44. "The Bomb" and the Cold War: The Truman Presidency, 1945-1953. 45. "Happy Days": The Popular Culture of the Fifties 1947-1963. 46. Political Strategies: The Eisenhower and Kennedy Presidencies 1953-1963. 47. Race and Rights: The African American Struggle for Civil Equality 1953-1968. 48. Lyndon Johnson's Great Society: A War Destroys a Reformer 1961-1968. 49. Presidents on the Griddle: Nixon, Ford, and Carter 1968-1980. 50. Morning in America: The Age of Ronald Reagan 1980-1992. 51. Millennium Years: Emigrants, Immigrants, Religion, Cults, Politics 1960-2012. 52. Only Yesterday: Politics and the Economy 1993-2012.

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