Who Built America? Volume Two: Since 1877: Working People and the Nation's History / Edition 3

Who Built America? Volume Two: Since 1877: Working People and the Nation's History / Edition 3

by American Social History Project, Christopher Clark, Nancy A. Hewitt, Roy Rosenzweig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312446926

ISBN-13: 9780312446925

Pub. Date: 12/21/2007

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Who Built America? explores fundamental conflicts in United States history by placing working peoples’ struggle for social and economic justice at center stage. Unique among U.S. history survey textbooks for its clear point of view, Who Built America is a joint effort of Bedford/St. Martin’s and the American Social History Project, based

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Who Built America? explores fundamental conflicts in United States history by placing working peoples’ struggle for social and economic justice at center stage. Unique among U.S. history survey textbooks for its clear point of view, Who Built America is a joint effort of Bedford/St. Martin’s and the American Social History Project, based at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and renowned for its print, visual, and multimedia productions such as the "History Matters" Web site. With vivid prose, penetrating analysis, an acclaimed visual program, and rich documentary evidence, Who Built America? gives students a thought-provoking book they’ll want to read and instructors an irreplaceable anchor for their course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312446925
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
12/21/2007
Series:
Who Built America Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
912
Sales rank:
286,221
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter ends with a timeline, "The Years in Review," and a bibliography, "Additional Readings."


VOLUME II

Preface

Prologue

From the Civil War to the Great Uprising of Labor: Reconstructing the Nation, 1865-1877

Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution

The Centennial and the Other America

The Great Uprising of Labor

Conclusion: The Continuing Struggle over Who Built America and Who Deserves its Rewards

PART I MONOPOLY AND UPHEAVAL, 1877-1914

1. Progress and Poverty: Industrial Capitalism in the Gilded Age, 1877-1893

The Industrialization of America

Power and Profit

The South and West Industrialize

Conclusion: Capitalism and the Meaning of Democracy

2. Community and Conflict: Working People Respond to Industrial Capitalism, 1877-1893

Working People and Their Communities

The Workingman's Hour

Labor Politics and Conflict

Conclusion: Labor, Capital, and the State

3. The Producing Classes and the Money Power: A Decade of Hard Times, Struggle, and Defeat, 1893-1904

Hard Times and Hard Struggles

The Populist Movement

Racism Institutionalized and Challenged

Territorial and Economic Expansion

Conclusion: End of a Century; End of an Era

4. Change and Continuity in Daily Life, 1900-1914

The Workplace Transformed

Inequality in Everyday Life

Towards a Consumer Culture

Conclusion: A New Era Dawns, Old Inequalities Persist

5. Radicals and Reformers in the Progressive Era, 1900-1914

Andru Karnegi and Mr. Rucevelt: Simplified Spelling and the Contours of Progressivism

Women Progressives

Radical Challenges to the Status Quo

Progressivism and Politics

Conclusion: Toward the Modern State

PART II WAR, DEPRESSION, AND INDUSTRIAL UNIONISM, 1914-1945

6. Wars for Democracy, 1914-1919

World War I Comes to Europe

The War in America

The Expanding Wartime Economy

Militancy, Repression, and Nativism

Winning the War and Losing the Peace

Conclusion: Toward a Postwar Society

7. A New Era, 1920-1929

Business Conservatism at Home and Abroad

The New Economy

The Expansion of American Consumer Culture

The Culture Wars of the 1920s

Conclusion: Hoover and the Crash

8. The Great Depression and the First New Deal, 1929-1935

The Onset of the Great Depression

Hard Times

President Hoover's Response to the Crisis

The Promise of a New Deal

The Revival of Organized Labor

The First New Deal Under Attack

The Counteroffensives against the New Deal

Conclusion: The Unraveling of the First New Deal

9. Labor Democratizes America, 1935-1939

The Second New Deal

The Challenge of Industrial Unionism

The Culture of New Deal America

Backlash Against Labor and the New Deal

Conclusion: What the New Deal Accomplished

10. A Nation Transformed: The United States in World War II, 1939-1946

The Origins of the Second World War

Fighting the War

Mobilizing the Home Front

Economic Citizenship for All?

The End of the War

Conclusion: A New Order at Home and Abroad

PART III COLD WAR AMERICA -- AND AFTER, 1945-2006

11. The Cold War Boom, 1946-1960

The Cold War in a Global Context

The New Deal Under Attack

The Affluent Society and Its Discontents

Conclusion: New Challenges for the Postwar Order

12. The Rights Conscious 1960s

The Civil Rights Movement

The Liberal Hour

The Vietnam Experience

Extending and Ending the Long Sixties

Conclusion: An Increasing Rights Consciousness

13. Economic Adversity Transforms the Nation, 1973-1989

The Shifting World Economy

The Nation Moves to the Right

The Reagan Revolution and Economic Disparity

Struggling Against the Conservative Tide

Conclusion: The Reagan Legacy

14. The American People in an Age of Global Capitalism, 1989-2001

A New Geopolitical Order

A New Economic Order

The Rise and Fall of Clintonian Liberalism

Polarization and Stalemate

Conclusion: America's Political Rift

15. America's World after 9/11

The Shock of 9/11

The War on Terror

New Business and Conservative Agendas

The Unraveling of the Bush Regime

Conclusion: Looking Forward

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