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Cengage Advantage Books: Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People, Volume II: Since 1863, Compact / Edition 5

by John M. Murrin
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This compact, black-and-white version of Liberty, Equality, Power includes eight 4-page color map inserts to bring the regions to life. While the compact version includes fewer photos than the comprehensive version, it offers plenty of visual and exciting resources-and, of course, retains the book's highly respected, balanced, and thoroughly modern approach to U.S. History. In addition, you have access to the Book Companion Website that offers quizzing, interactive maps, interactive timelines, and simulations that engage you as you study.

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ISBN-13: 2900495411030
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/24/2007
Series: Thomson Advantage Bks.
Edition description: REV
Pages: 650
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

John M. Murrin studies American colonial and revolutionary history and the early republic. He has edited one multivolume series and five books, including two essay collections?COLONIAL AMERICA: ESSAYS IN POLITICS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, Sixth Edition (2010), and SAINTS AND REVOLUTIONARIES: ESSAYS IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY (1984). His own essays cover topics ranging from ethnic tensions, the early history of trial by jury, the emergence of the legal profession, the Salem witch trials, and the political culture of the colonies and the new nation to the rise of professional baseball and college football in the nineteenth century. He served as president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in 1998?1999.

A specialist in early national social history, Paul E. Johnson is the author of THE EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC, 1789-1829 (2006); SAM PATCH, THE FAMOUS JUMPER (2003); and A SHOPKEEPER'S MILLENNIUM: SOCIETY AND REVIVALS IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, 1815-1837, 25th Anniversary Edition (2004). In addition, he is coauthor (with Sean Wilentz) of THE KINGDOM OF MATTHIAS: SEX AND SALVATION IN 19TH-CENTURY AMERICA (1994) and is editor of AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY: ESSAYS IN HISTORY (1994). He was awarded the Merle Curti Prize of the Organization of American Historians (1980), the Richard P. McCormack Prize of the New Jersey Historical Association (1989), and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (1985-1986), the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1995), the Gilder Lehrman Institute (2001), and the National Endowment for the Humanities We the People Fellowship (2006-2007).

James M. McPherson is a distinguished Civil War historian. He won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for his book BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM: THE CIVIL WAR ERA. His other publications include MARCHING TOWARD FREEDOM: BLACKS IN THE CIVIL WAR, Second Edition (1991); ORDEAL BY FIRE: THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION, Third Edition (2001); ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1991); FOR CAUSE AND COMRADES: WHY MEN FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR (1997), which won the Lincoln Prize in 1998; CROSSROADS OF FREEDOM: ANTIETAM (2002); HALLOWED GROUND: A WALK AT GETTYSBURG (2003); and TRIED BY WAR: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF (2008), which won the Lincoln Prize for 2009. Professor McPherson served as president of the American Historical Association (2003-2004).

Alice Fahs is a specialist in American cultural history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her book THE IMAGINED CIVIL WAR: POPULAR LITERATURE OF THE NORTH AND SOUTH, 1861-1865 (2001) was a finalist in 2002 for the Lincoln Prize. Together with Joan Waugh, she published the edited collection THE MEMORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICAN CULTURE (2004). She also edited Louisa May Alcott's HOSPITAL SKETCHES (2004), an account of Alcott's nursing experiences during the Civil War first published in 1863. Fahs's most recent book is OUT ON ASSIGNMENT: NEWSPAPER WOMEN AND THE MAKING OF MODERN PUBLIC SPACE (2011). Her honors include an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship and a Gilder Lehrman Fellowship, as well as fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the Newberry Library, and the Huntington Library.

Gary Gerstle is the Paul Mellon Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge. He previously taught at Princeton University, the Catholic University of America, the University of Maryland, and Vanderbilt University. A historian of the twentieth-century United States, he is the author, coauthor, and coeditor of six books and the author of nearly 35 articles. His books include WORKING-CLASS AMERICANISM: THE POLITICS OF LABOR IN A TEXTILE CITY, 1914-1960 (1989); AMERICAN CRUCIBLE: RACE AND NATION IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (2001), winner of the Saloutos Prize for the best work in immigration and ethnic history; THE RISE AND FALL OF THE NEW DEAL ORDER, 1930-1980 (1989); and RULING AMERICA: WEALTH AND POWER IN A DEMOCRACY (2005). A new book on the principles underlying the use of public power in America from the Revolution to the present will soon be published by Princeton University Press. He has served on the board of editors of the Journal of American History and the American Historical Review. His honors include a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, the Harmsworth Visiting Professorship of American History at the University of Oxford, and membership in the Society of American Historians.

Table of Contents

Maps     xvii
History through film     xvii
To the Student: Why Study History?     xix
Preface     xxi
Reconstruction, 1863-1877     625
Wartime Reconstruction     625
Chronology     626
Radical Republicans and Reconstruction     627
Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction     628
Johnson's Policy     629
Southern Defiance     630
The Black Codes     631
Land and Labor in the Postwar South     631
The Freedmen's Bureau     632
Land for the Landless     632
Education     634
The Advent of Congressional Reconstruction     634
Schism between President and Congress     635
The 14th Amendment     635
The 1866 Elections     636
The Reconstruction Acts of 1867     636
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson     638
The Completion of Formal Reconstruction     539
The 15th Amendment     640
The Election of 1868     640
The Grant Administration     641
Civil Service Reform     642
Foreign Policy Issues     643
Reconstruction in theSouth     644
Blacks in Office     644
"Carpetbaggers"     645
"Scalawags"     646
The Ku Klux Klan     646
History Through Film The Birth of a Nation     648
The Election of 1872     648
The Panic of 1873     650
The Retreat from Reconstruction     650
The Mississippi Election of 1875     652
The Supreme Court and Reconstruction     653
The Election of 1876     653
Disputed Results     654
The Compromise of 1877     655
The End of Reconstruction     656
Conclusion     656
A Transformed Nation: The West and the New South, 1865-1900     659
The Homestead Act     659
Chronology     660
An Industrializing West     661
Railroads     662
Chinese Laborers and the Railroads     663
The Golden Spike     664
Railroads and Borderlands Communities     665
Mining     666
Ranching     667
History Through Film Oklahoma!     668
Cattle Drives and the Open Range     668
The industrialization of Ranching      671
Industrial Cowboys     671
Mexican Americans     671
Itinerant Laborers     672
Homesteading and Farming     673
The Experience of Homesteading     673
Gender and Western Settlement     675
Conquest and Resistance: American Indians in the Trans-Mississippi West     675
Conflict with the Sioux     676
Suppression of Other Plains Indians     677
The "Peace Policy"     678
The Dawes Severalty Act and Indian Boarding Schools     679
The Ghost Dance     680
Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill: Popular Myths of the West     680
Industrialization and the New South     682
Race and Industrialization     683
Southern Agriculture     683
Exodusters and Emigrationists     684
Race Relations in the New South     685
The Emergence of an African American Middle Class     686
The Rise of Jim Crow     686
The Politics of Stalemate     689
Knife-Edge Electoral Balance     689
Civil Service Reform     690
The Tariff Issue     692
Conclusion     692
The Emergence of Corporate America, 1865-1900      695
Chronology     696
An Expansive and Volatile Economy     697
Engines of Economic Growth     698
Technological Innovation and Celebrations of the Machine     699
Changes in Business Organization and Practice     700
Wealth and Society     703
Class Distinction and Cultural Hierarchy     704
The Consolidation of Middle-class Culture     704
White-Collar Workers     705
The Middle-class Home     706
Department Stores as Middle-class Communities of Taste     706
Domesticity vs. Work     707
The Women's Club Movement and Public Lives     708
The New Woman     708
Higher Education and Professional Organizations     709
Middle-class Cultural Institutions     709
Racial Hierarchy and the City: The 1893 Columbian Exhibition     711
The City and Working-class Culture     713
Working-class Women and Men     713
Commercial Amusements     713
Popular Literature     714
Emergence of a National Culture     715
Advertising     715
A Shared Visual Culture     716
Mail-order Catalogues     717
Workers' Resistance to the New Corporate Order     718
The Great Railroad Strike of 1877     719
The Knights of Labor     719
Haymarket     720
The Homestead Strike     721
The Depression of 1893-1897     722
The Pullman Strike     723
Farmers' Movements     724
Resistance to Railroads     724
Credit and Money     726
The Greenback and Silver Movements     727
Grangers and the Farmers' Alliance     728
The Rise and Fall of the People's Party     729
The Silver Issue     730
The Election of 1896     731
Conclusion     732
An Industrial Society, 1900-1920     735
Chronology     736
Sources of Economic Growth     736
Technology     737
Corporate Growth     738
Mass Production and Distribution     738
Corporate Consolidation     739
Revolution in Management     740
Scientific Management on the Factory Floor     741
"Robber Barons" No More     744
Obsession with Physical and Racial Fitness     745
Immigration     746
European Immigration      747
Chinese and Japanese Immigration     749
Immigrant Labor     751
Living Conditions     753
Building Ethnic Communities     754
A Network of Institutions     754
The Emergence of an Ethnic Middle Class     754
Political Machines and Organized Crime     756
African American Labor and Community     758
History Through Film The Jazz Singer     760
Workers and Unions     762
Samuel F. Gompers and the AFL     762
"Big Bill" Haywood and the IWW     754
The Joys of the City     766
The New Sexuality and the Rise of Feminism     767
Feminism     767
Conclusion     769
Progressivism     771
Progressivism and the Protestant Spirit     771
Chronology     772
Muckrakers, Magazines, and the Turn toward "Realism"     773
Settlement Houses and Women's Activism     775
Hull House     776
The Cultural Conservatism of Progressive Reformers     778
A Nation of Clubwomen     780
Socialism and Progressivism     781
The Many Faces of Socialism     781
Socialists and Progressives      782
Municipal Reform     783
The City Commission Plan     783
The City Manager Plan     783
The Costs of Reform     784
Political Reform in the States     784
Restoring Sovereignty to "the People"     785
Creating a Virtuous Electorate     785
The Australian Ballot     785
Personal Registration Laws     786
Disenfranchisement     786
Disillusionment with the Electorate     788
Woman Suffrage     788
Economic and Social Reform in the States     789
Robert La Follette and Wisconsin Progressivism     790
Progressive Reform in New York     791
A Renewed Campaign for Civil Rights     792
The Failure of Accommodationism     792
From the Niagara Movement to the NAACP     793
National Reform     795
The Roosevelt Presidency     796
Regulating the Trusts     796
Toward a "Square Deal"     797
Expanding Government Power: The Economy     797
Expanding Government Power: The Environment     797
Progressivism: A Movement for the People?     799
The Republicans: A Divided Party      799
The Taft Presidency     800
Battling Congress     800
The Ballinger-Pinchot Controversy     800
Roosevelt's Return     801
The Bull Moose Campaign     802
The Rise of Woodrow Wilson     802
The Election of 1912     803
The Wilson Presidency     804
Tariff Reform and a Progressive Income Tax     804
The Federal Reserve Act     804
From the New Freedom to the New Nationalism     805
Conclusion     807
Becoming a World Power, 1898-1917     809
Chronology     810
The United States Looks Abroad     810
Protestant Missionaries     810
Businessmen     811
Imperialists     812
The Spanish-American War     814
"A Splendid Little War"     817
The United States Becomes a World Power     821
The Debate over the Treaty of Paris     822
The American-Filipino War     823
Controlling Cuba and Puerto Rico     824
China and the "Open Door"     826
Theodore Roosevelt, Geopolitician     828
The Roosevelt Corollary     829
The Panama Canal      829
Keeping the Peace in East Asia     832
William Howard Taft, Dollar Diplomat     834
Woodrow Wilson, Struggling Idealist     835
Conclusion     837
War and Society, 1914-1920     839
Europe's Descent into War     840
Chronology     840
American Neutrality     842
Submarine Warfare     843
The Peace Movement     845
Wilson's Vision: "Peace without Victory"     845
German Escalation     847
American Intervention     848
Mobilizing for "Total" War     850
Organizing Industry     851
Securing Workers, Keeping Labor Peace     852
Raising an Army     853
Paying the Bills     856
Arousing Patriotic Ardor     856
Wartime Repression     857
The Failure of the International Peace     861
The Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles     861
The League of Nations     862
Wilson versus Lodge: The Fight over Ratification     864
The Treaty's Final Defeat     866
The Postwar Period: A Society in Convulsion     867
Labor-Capital Conflict     867
Radicals and the Red Scare     868
History Through Film Reds     870
Racial Conflict and the Rise of Black Nationalism     871
Conclusion     873
The 1920s     875
Prosperity     875
Chronology     876
A Consumer Society     877
A People's Capitalism     878
The Rise of Advertising and Mass Marketing     878
Changing Attitudes toward Marriage and Sexuality     881
An Age of Celebrity     881
Celebrating Business Civilisation     882
Industrial Workers     883
Women and Work     885
The Women's Movement Adrift     887
The Politics of Business     888
Harding and the Politics of Personal Gain     888
Coolidge and Laissez-Faire Politics     890
Hoover and the Politics of Associationalism     891
The Politics of Business Abroad     892
Farmers, Small-Town Protestants, and Moral Traditionalists     893
Agricultural Depression     894
Cultural Dislocation     895
Prohibition     897
The Ku Klux Klan     897
Immigration Restriction     898
Fundamentalism versus Liberal Protestantism     900
The Scopes Trial     901
History Through Film Inherit the Wind     902
Ethnic and Racial Communities     904
European American Ethnics     905
African Americans     907
The Harlem Renaissance     910
Mexican Americans     911
The "Lost Generation" and Disillusioned Intellectuals     914
Democracy on the Defensive     915
Conclusion     916
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939     919
Chronology     920
Causes of the Great Depression     920
Stock Market Speculation     921
Mistakes by the Federal Reserve Board     921
An Ill-Advised Tariff     921
A Maldistribution of Wealth     922
Hoover: The Fall of a Self-Made Man     923
Hoover's Program     924
The Bonus Army     925
A Culture in Crisis     926
The Democratic Roosevelt     928
An Early Life of Privilege     928
Roosevelt Liberalism     929
The First New Deal, 1933-1935     929
Saving the Banks     932
Economic Relief     932
Agricultural Reform     933
Industrial Reform     935
Rebuilding the Nation's Infrastructure     937
The TVA Alternative     937
The New Deal and Western Development     938
Political Mobilization, Political Unrest, 1934-1935     940
Populist Critics of the New Deal     941
Labor Protests     942
Anger at the Polls     943
Radical Third Parties     943
The Second New Deal, 1935-1937     944
Philosophical Underpinnings     944
Legislation     945
Victory in 1936: The New Democratic Coalition     945
Rhetoric Versus Reality     947
Men, Women, and Reform     948
Labor in Politics and Culture     952
America's Minorities and the New Deal     954
Eastern and Southern European Ethnics     954
African Americans     954
Mexican Americans     955
American Indians     956
The New Deal Abroad     957
Stalemate, 1937-1940     959
The Court-Packing Fiasco     959
The Recession of 1937-1938     960
Conclusion     960
America during the Second World War      963
The Road to War: Aggression and Response     963
Chronology     964
The Rise of Aggressor States     964
U.S. Neutrality     965
The Mounting Crisis     956
The Outbreak of War in Europe     967
The U.S. Response to War in Europe     968
An "Arsenal of Democracy"     972
Pearl Harbor     973
Fighting the War in Europe     974
Campaigns in North Africa and Italy     976
Operation Overlord     977
The Pacific Theater     979
Seizing the Offensive in the Pacific     979
China Policy     980
U.S. Strategy in the Pacific     980
A New President, the Atomic Bomb, and Japan's Surrender     982
The War at Home: The Economy     985
Government's Role in the Economy     986
Business and Finance     986
The Workforce     988
The Labor Front     990
Assessing Economic Change     991
A New Role for Government?     991
The War at Home: Social Issues and Social Movements     992
Selling the War     992
History Through Film Casablanca     994
Gender Issues      996
Racial Issues     998
Social Movements     1001
Shaping the Peace     1003
International Organizations     1004
Spheres of Interest and Postwar Settlements     1005
Conclusion     1007
The Age of Containment, 1946-1953     1009
Creating a National Security State, 1945-1949     1009
Chronology     1010
Onset of the Cold War     1010
Containment Abroad: The Truman Doctrine     1012
Truman's Loyalty Program     1013
The National Security Act, the Marshall Plan, and the Berlin Crisis     1014
The Election of 1948     1016
The Era of the Korean War, 1949-1952     1018
NATO, China, and the Bomb     1018
NSC-68     1019
The Korean War     1020
Korea and Containment     1022
Pursuing National Security at Home     1025
Anticommunism and the U.S. Labor Movement     1025
HUAC and the Search for Subversives     1026
Targeting Difference     1029
The "Great Fear"     1030
McCarthyism     1032
The National Security Constitution     1033
Truman's Fair Deal      1034
The Employment Act of 1946 and the Promise of Economic Growth     1034
Shaping the Fair Deal     1036
Civil Rights     1038
Signs of a Changing Culture     1040
The Baseball "Color Line"     1040
New Suburban Developments     1042
Postwar Hollywood     1044
From Truman to Eisenhower     1046
The Election of 1952     1047
A Soldier-Politician     1047
Conclusion     1048
Affluence and Its Discontents, 1953-1963     1051
Foreign Policy, 1953-1960     1051
Eisenhower Takes Command     1051
Chronology     1052
The New Look, Global Alliances, and Summitry     1054
Covert Action and Economic Leverage     1056
The United States and Third World Politics, 1953-1960     1057
Latin America     1057
The Middle East, Asia, and Africa     1058
Vietnam     1059
Affluence: A "People of Plenty"     1060
Economic Growth     1061
Highways and Waterways     1063
Labor-Management Accord     1064
Political Pluralism     1066
A Religious People      1066
Discontents of Affluence     1068
Conformity in an Affluent Society     1069
Restive Youth     1070
The Mass Culture Debate     1072
Changing Gender Politics     1073
The New Suburbs and Gender Ideals     1073
Signs of Women's Changing Roles     1075
The Fight against Discrimination, 1953-1960     1076
The Brown Cases, 1954-1955     1076
The Montgomery Bus Boycott and Martin Luther King, Jr.     1079
The Politics of Civil Rights: From the Local to the Global     1080
American Indian Policy     1082
The Growth of Spanish-Speaking Populations     1083
Urban-Suburban Issues     1085
Debating the Role of Government, 1955-1960     1086
The New Conservatives     1086
Advocates of a More Active Government     1088
The Kennedy Years: Foreign Policy     1091
The Election of 1960     1091
Kennedy's Foreign Policy Goals     1093
Cuba and Berlin     1093
Southeast Asia and "Flexible Response"     1095
The Kennedy Years: Domestic Policy     1096
Policy Making During the Early 1960s     1097
The Civil-Rights Movement, 1960-1963      1097
Women's Issues     1099
The Assassination of John F. Kennedy     1100
Conclusion     1100
America during Its Longest War, 1963-1974     1103
The Great Society     1103
Chronology     1104
Closing the New Frontier     1105
The Election of 1964     1107
Lyndon Johnson's Great Society     1109
Evaluating the Great Society     1110
Escalation in Vietnam     1112
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution     1112
The War Continues to Widen     1114
The Media and the War     1117
The War at Home     1118
The Movement of Movements     1118
Movements on College Campuses: A New Left     1120
The Counterculture     1122
African American Social Movements     1124
History Through Film Malcolm X     1124
The Antiwar Movement     1129
1968     1132
Turmoil in Vietnam     1132
Turmoil at Home     1133
The Election of 1968     1135
The Nixon Years, 1969-1974     1136
Lawbreaking and Violence     1135
A New President     1137
The Economy     1137
Social Policy     1138
Environmentalism     1140
Controversies over Rights     1140
Foreign Policy under Nixon and Kissinger     1143
Detente and Normalization     1144
Vietnamization     1144
The Aftermath of War     1146
Expanding the Nixon Doctrine     1147
The Wars of Watergate     1148
The Election of 1972     1149
Nixon Pursued     1150
Nixon's Final Days     1151
Conclusion     1152
Power and Politics, 1974-1992     1155
The Caretaker Presidency of Gerald Ford (1974-1977)     1155
Chronology     1156
Trying to Whip Inflation     1157
Foreign Policy     1157
The Election of 1976     1158
Jimmy Carter's One-Term Presidency (1977-1981)     1158
Welfare and Energy Initiatives     1159
A Faltering Economy     1160
Negotiating Disputes Overseas     1161
Campaigning for Human Rights Abroad     1161
Confronting Problems in Iran and Afghanistan     1162
A New Right     1163
Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)     1165
The Election of 1980     1166
A "New Morning in America"     1167
Taxes, Supply-Side Economics, and the "Reagan Revolution"     1168
Cutting Regulations and Welfare Measures     1170
Routing the Democrats, 1984     1172
Reagan's Second Term     1173
History Through Film the First Moviestar President     1174
Renewing the Cold War     1176
The Defense Buildup     1176
Deploying Military Power     1177
The Iran-Contra Controversy     1178
The Beginning of the End of the Cold War     1179
The First Bush Presidency (1989-1993)     1180
The Election of 1988     1180
The End of the Cold War     1181
The Persian Gulf War     1183
The Election of 1992     1184
Movement Activism     1185
Women's Issues     1187
Sexual Politics     1189
Race, Ethnicity, and Social Activism     1191
Activism Among African Americans     1192
Activism Among American Indians     1193
Activism in Spanish-Speaking Communities     1195
Activism Among Asian Americans     1198
The Dilemmas of Antidiscrimination Efforts      1199
Conclusion     1201
Economic, Social, and Cultural Change in the Late 20th Century     1203
A Changing People     1203
An Aging, Shifting Population     1203
Chronology     1204
New Immigration     1206
The Metropolitan Nation     1209
Economic Change     1211
New Technologies     1211
Big Business     1212
Postindustrial Restructuring     1213
The Sports-Entertainment Complex     1216
Media and Popular Culture     1219
The Video Revolution     1219
The "New Hollywood"     1220
The Changing Media Environment     1222
The New Mass Culture Debate     1223
Another "Great Awakening"     1225
Conclusion     1229
Politics of Hope and Fear, 1993-2007     1231
The Presidency of Bill Clinton (1993-2001)     1231
Clinton's First Two Years     1232
Chronology     1232
A Republican Congress, a Democratic White House     1233
Victory and Impeachment     1235
Environmental Policy     1237
Post-Cold War Foreign Policy     1238
Globalization      1240
The Presidency of George W. Bush (2001-2007)     1241
The Long Election     1241
A Conservative Domestic Agenda     1243
Foreign Policy Changes Course     1244
Activism at Home during the Second Term     1249
The Politics of National Security during the Second Term     1253
Conclusion     1257
Appendix     A-1
Glossary     G-1
Credits     C-1
Index     I-1

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