American History volume 2 gives a wide overview of America’s history from the end of the Civil War era, to the political and cultural struggles of contemporary times. Thomas S. Kidd employs lessons learned from his own scholarly expertise and history classes to weave together a compelling narrative of the defeats and triumphs that have defined the American national experience. Unlike many textbooks of modern American history, religion and faith remain central aspects of the book’s coverage, through present-day America. It gives detailed treatment of episodes such as America’s military conflicts, the Civil Rights movement, and the culture wars of the past half-century. Professor Kidd also considers the development of America’s obsession with entertainment, from the rise of the first movies, to the social media age. American History volume 2 will help students wrestle with the political and cultural changes that have dramatically transformed contemporary American life
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About the Author
Thomas S. Kidd is the associate director of the Institute for Studies of Religion, and distinguished professor of history at Baylor University.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments Introduction Chapter 16 Reforging the Nation Chapter 17 The Gilded Age Chapter 18 Populism and Empire Chapter 19 The Progressive Era Chapter 20 World War I Chapter 21 The Roaring Twenties Chapter 22 The Great Depression and the New Deal Chapter 23 World War II Chapter 24 The Cold War Chapter 25 The 1950s Chapter 26 Civil Rights and the Great Society Chapter 27 Nixon, Watergate, and Carter Chapter 28 Reagan’s America Chapter 29 George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and a Changing America Chapter 30 The Age of Terrorism Illustration Credits Index