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Lives and Times: Individuals and Issues in American History: Since 1865 / Edition 2

Lives and Times: Individuals and Issues in American History: Since 1865 / Edition 2

by Blaine T. Browne
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ISBN-13: 2900742561945
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/16/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Blaine T. Browne is professor of history at Broward College. Robert C. Cottrell is professor of history at California State University. Together, they have co-authored Uncertain Order: The World in the Twentieth Century, Lives and Legacies: Biographies in Western Civilization, and Modern American Lives: Biographies in American History since 1945.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 A New Birth of Freedom Deferred 1

Benjamin R. Tillman 3

Ida B. Wells 11

Chapter 2 Final Frontiers, Vanishing Americans 22

Geronimo (Goyahkla) 26

Helen Hunt Jackson 36

Chapter 3 Wealth and Social Justice in Industrial America 45

Andrew Carnegie 48

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones 58

Chapter 4 Progressive Americans and the World 69

Woodrow Wilson 70

Randolph Boume 79

Chapter 5 Popular Culture in the New Era 92

Babe Ruth 93

Louis Armstrong 102

Chapter 6 Defending Democracy in Hard Times 114

Floyd Olson 116

Eleanor Roosevelt 124

Chapter 7 Questions of Loyalty in War and Peace 138

Charles Lindbergh 140

J. Robert Oppenheimer 149

Chapter 8 The Cold War at Home 160

Paul Robeson 162

Pat McCarran 173

Chapter 9 New Frontiers in Activism 184

Rachel Carson 186

Betty Friedan 193

Chapter 10 Racial Justice: Thought and Action 207

James Baldwin 209

Stokely Carmichael 219

Chapter 11 Waging the Vietnam War 231

Robert McNamara 234

David Halberscam 243

Chapter 12 The New Right: Root and Branch 255

William F. Buckley Jr. 258

Ronald Reagan 269

Chapter 13 Uncharted Territory: America in the Twenty-first Century 283

George W. Bush 286

Barack Obama 296

Index 309

About the Authors 321

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