All the People: Since 1945

All the People: Since 1945

by Joy Hakim

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199735532
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/12/2010
Series: A History of US Series , #10
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 221,400
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

Joy Hakim, a former teacher, editor, and writer won the prestigious James Michener Prize for her series, A History of US, which has sold over 4 million copies nationwide. A graduate of Smith College and Goucher College she spent years teaching students from elementary school up to the college level. She also served as an Associate Editor at Norfolk's Virginian-Pilot, and was an Assistant Editor at McGraw-Hill's World News.

Table of Contents

Preface: About Democracy and Struggles 9

Feature: Building America 10

1 The Making of a President 13

2 A Major Leaguer 18

3 A (Very Short) History of Russia 23

4 A Curtain of Iron 27

5 The Marshall Plan 30

Feature: Israel and an American Peacemaker 34

6 A "Lost" Election 36

7 Spies 40

8 Tail Gunner Joe 44

9 Liking Ike 49

10 Houses, Kids, Cars, and Fast Food 54

11 French Indochina 60

12 Separate but Unequal 64

Feature: Jim Crow in the Far North 66

13 Linda Brown-and Others 68

Feature: Getting Integrated 73

14 MLKs, Senior and Junior 74

15 Rosa Parks Was Tired 78

16 Three Boys and Six Girls 83

17 Passing the Torch 88

Feature: A Solitary Child 90

18 Being President Isn't Easy 93

19 Some Brave Children Meet a Roaring Bull 97

20 Standing with Lincoln 101

21 The President's Number 105

22 LBJ 109

23 The Biggest Vote in History 112

24 Salt and Pepper the Kids 116

25 A King Gets a Prize and Goes to Jail 120

26 From Selma to Montgomery 124

27 War in Southeast Asia 128

Feature: An Unwilling Guest at The Hanoi Hilton 131

28 Lyndon in Trouble 133

Feature: A Farming Village in Vietnam 136

29 Friedan, Schlafly, and Friends 137

30 As Important as the Cotton Gin 144

31 Picking and Picketing 147

32 "These Are the Times That Try Men's Souls" 153

Feature: Civil Rights for Native Americans 156

33 Up to the Mountain 157

34 A New Kind of Power 161

35 The Counterculture Rocks 165

36 Nixon: Vietnam, China, and Watergate 170

Feature: Mercury, Gemini, And Apollo 176

37 A Congressman and a Peanut Farmer 179

38 Taking a Leading Role 182

39 Living on the Edge 191

40 The End of the Cold War 194

41 A Quilt, Not a Blanket 198

Feature: The New Technology 201

42 Is It Me or We? 203

Feature: Picturing Ourselves 206

43 The Land That Never Has Been Yet 208

44 A Boy from Hope 211

45 Politics and Values 214

Feature: Covering Up…Or Just Plain Lying 217

46 Electing the 21st Century's First President 218

47 Of Colleges and Courts 221

48 Big Ideas 226

Feature: Watch That Briefcase! 229

49 Catastrophe, War, and a New Century 230

50 New York and the American Way 236

51 War in Iraq 238

52 Blowing in the Wind 244

53 The Iraq War Contiues 252

54 A Very Brief History of a Very Complex Place 256

55 The Great Panic 260

56 Both Lucky and Ready 265

Feature: Not Your Ordinary Parents 268

57 Yes, We Can! 270

Feature: Joining The Supremes 275

58 Where Are We Going? It's Up to Us. 276

Feature: "A Call To Action" 281

Chronology of Events 282

More Books to Read 284

Picture Credits 286

Index 288

A Note from the Author 295

Atlas 297

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