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Making America: A History of the United States, Volume B: Since 1865, Brief / Edition 2

Making America: A History of the United States, Volume B: Since 1865, Brief / Edition 2


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With an accessible reading style abundant pedagogy, and reasonable price tag, MAKING AMERICA, BRIEF, is the perfect choice for inexperienced students and cost-conscious professors. The Second Edition features chapter-opening maps, timelines, and chronology charts that emphasize key developments, enhance geographical awareness, and highlight political events.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618044290
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/09/2000
Edition description: ABR
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 8.02(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Carol Berkin received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College and her PhD from Columbia University. Her dissertation won the Bancroft Award. She is now presidential professor of history at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of City University of New York. She has written JONATHAN SEWALL: ODYSSEY OF AN AMERICAN LOYALIST (1974), FIRST GENERATIONS: WOMEN IN COLONIAL AMERICA (l996), A BRILLIANT SOLUTION: INVENTING THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION (2002), and REVOLUTIONARY MOTHERS: WOMEN IN THE STRUGGLE FOR AMERICA'S INDEPENDENCE (2005). She has edited WOMEN OF AMERICA: A HISTORY (with Mary Beth Norton, 1979); WOMEN, WAR AND REVOLUTION (with Clara M. Lovett, 1980); WOMEN'S VOICES, WOMEN'S LIVES: DOCUMENTS IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY (with Leslie Horowitz, 1998); and LOOKING FORWARD/LOOKING BACK: A WOMEN'S STUDIES READER (with Judith Pinch and Carole Appel, 2005). She was contributing editor on southern women for THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOUTHERN CULTURE and has appeared in the PBS series "Liberty! The American Revolution," "Ben Franklin," and "Alexander Hamilton," and in The History Channel's "Founding Fathers." Professor Berkin chaired the Dunning Beveridge Prize Committee for the American Historical Association, the Columbia University Seminar in Early American History, and the Taylor Prize Committee of the Southern Association of Women Historians. She served on the program committees for both the Society for the History of the Early American Republic and the Organization of American Historians. She has served on the Planning Committee for the U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment of Educational Progress, and she chaired the CLEP Committee for Educational Testing Service. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Council for History Education.

Christopher L. Miller received his BS degree from Lewis and Clark College and his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently associate professor of history at the University of Texas-Pan American. He is the author of PROPHETIC WORLDS: INDIANS AND WHITES ON THE COLUMBIA PLATEAU (1985), which was republished in 2003 as part of the "Columbia Northwest Classics Series" by the University of Washington Press. His articles and reviews have appeared in numerous scholarly journals and anthologies as well as standard reference works. Dr. Miller also is active in contemporary Indian affairs. He served, for example, as a participant in the American Indian Civics Project funded by the Kellogg Foundation. He has been a research fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University and was the Nikolay V. Sivachev Distinguished Chair in American History at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). Professor Miller also has been active in projects designed to improve history teaching, including programs funded by the Meadows Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and other agencies.

Robert W. Cherny received his BA from the University of Nebraska and his MA and PhD from Columbia University. He is professor of history at San Francisco State University. His books include COMPETING VISIONS: A HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA (with Richard Griswold del Castillo, 2005); AMERICAN POLITICS IN THE GILDED AGE, 1868-1900 (1997); SAN FRANCISCO, 1865-1932: POLITICS, POWER, AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (with William Issel, 1986); A RIGHTEOUS CAUSE: THE LIFE OF WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN (1985, 1994); and POPULISM, PROGRESSIVISM, AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF NEBRASKA POLITICS, 1885-1915 (1981). He is coeditor of AMERICAN LABOR AND THE COLD WAR: UNIONS, POLITICS, AND POSTWAR POLITICAL CULTURE (with William Issel and Keiran Taylor, 2004). His articles on politics and labor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have appeared in journals, anthologies, and historical dictionaries and encyclopedias. In 2000, he and Ellen Du Bois coedited a special issue of the "Pacific Historical Review" that surveyed women's suffrage movements in nine locations around the Pacific Rim. He has been an NEH Fellow, Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia), and Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Melbourne (Australia). He has served as president of H-Net (an association of more than 100 electronic networks for scholars in the humanities and social sciences), the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the Southwest Labor Studies Association; as treasurer of the Organization of American Historians; and as a member of the council of the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch.

Born in Riverside, California, James L. Gormly received a B.A. from the University of Arizona and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. He is now professor of history and chair of the history department at Washington and Jefferson College. He has written THE COLLAPSE OF THE GRAND ALLIANCE (1970) and FROM POTSDAM TO THE COLD WAR (1979). His articles and reviews have appeared in DIPLOMATIC HISTORY, THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY, THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, THE HISTORIAN, THE HISTORY TEACHER, and THE JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with Suggested Readings. 15. RECONSTRUCTION: HIGH HOPES AND BROKEN DREAMS, 1865-1877. Presidential Reconstruction. Freedom and the Legacy of Slavery. Congressional Reconstruction. Black Reconstruction. The End of Reconstruction. 16. SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: ENTREPRENEURS AND WORKERS IN INDUSTRIAL AMERICA, 1865-1900. Foundation for Industrialization. Railroads and Economic Growth. Entrepreneurs and Industrial Transformation. Workers in Industrial America. The Varieties of Labor Organization and Action. Individual Choices: Mother Jones. The Nation Transformed. 17. CONFLICT AND CHANGE IN THE WEST, 1865-1902. War for the West. Mormons, Cowboys, and Sodbusters: The Transformation of the West, Part I. Individual Choices: Sitting Bull. Railroads, Mining, Agribusinesses, Logging, and Finance: The Transformation of the West, Part II. Ethnicity and Race in the West. The West in American Thought. 18. THE NEW SOCIAL PATTERNS OF URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL AMERICA, 1865-1917. The New Urban Environment. Poverty and the City. New Americans from Europe. New South, Old Issues. New Patterns of American Social and Cultural Life. Making History: New Choices for Women. 19. POLITICAL STALEMATE AND POLITICAL UPHEAVAL, 1868-1900. Parties, Voters, and Reformers. Political Stalemate. Agricultural Distress and Political Upheaval. Economic Collapse and Political Upheaval. Individual Choices: Grover Cleveland. 20. BECOMING A WORLD POWER: AMERICA AND WORLD AFFAIRS, 1865-1913. The United States and World Affairs, 1865-1889. Stepping Cautiously in World Affairs, 1889-1897. Striding Boldly: War and Imperialism, 1897-1901. "Carry a Big Stick": The United States and World Affairs, 1901-1913. 21. THE PROGRESSIVE ERA, 1900-1917. Individual Choices: W.E.B. DuBois. The Reform of Politics, the Politics of Reform. Roosevelt, Taft, and Republican Progressivism. Wilson and Democratic Progressivism. Progressivism in Perspective. 22. AMERICA AND THE WORLD, 1913-1920. Inherited Commitments and New Directions. From Neutrality to War: 1914-1917. The Home Front. Americans "Over There". Wilson and the Peace Conference. Trauma in the Wake of War. Making History: The Choice to Declare War. 23. THE 1920S, 1920-1928. Prosperity Decade. The "Roaring Twenties". Individual Choices: Langston Hughes. Race, Class, and Gender in the 1920s. The Politics of Prosperity. 24. FROM GOOD TIMES TO HARD TIMES, 1920-1932. The Diplomacy of Prosperity. The Failure of Prosperity. Government and Economic Crisis. Individual Choices: Milo Reno. Depression America. 25. THE NEW DEAL, 1933-1940. A New President, a New Deal. The Second Hundred Days. The New Deal and Society. Individual Choices: Frances Perkins. The New Deal Winds Down. 26. AMERICA'S RISE TO WORLD LEADERSHIP, 1933-1945. Roosevelt and Foreign Policy. The Road to War. America Responds to War. Waging World War. Making History: The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb. 27. TRUMAN AND COLD WAR AMERICA, 1945-1952. The Cold War Begins. The Korean War. Homecomings and Adjustments. Cold War Politics. Individual Choices: Paul Robeson. 28. QUEST FOR CONSENSUS, 1952-1960. The Best of Times. Individual Choices: Allen Ginsberg. Politics of Consensus. Seeking Civil Rights. Eisenhower and a Hostile World. 29. GREAT PROMISES, BITTER DISAPPOINTMENTS, 1960-1968. Kennedy and the New Frontier. Flexible Response. Beyond the New Frontier. New Agendas. Making History: The Debate over Black Power. 30. AMERICA UNDER STRESS, 1963-1975. Johnson and the World. Expanding the American Dream. Nixon and the Balance of Power. Nixon and Politics. 31. FACING LIMITS, 1974-1992. Politics of Uncertainty. Carter's Foreign Policy. Enter Ronald Reagan--Stage Right. Individual Choices: Bill Gates. Asserting World Power. In Reagan's Shadow. 32. MAKING NEW CHOICES, 1992-1999. An Anxious Society Grows More Confident. The Politics of Morality. Calls for Change. APPENDIX. Bibliography. Documents: Declaration of Independence; Constitution of the United States. Tables: Territorial Expansion of the United States; Admission of States into the Union; Presidential Elections. Index.

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