The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, Volume 2 (from 1865), VangoBooks / Edition 1

The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, Volume 2 (from 1865), VangoBooks / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0205642837
ISBN-13:
9780205642830
Pub. Date:
09/01/2008
Publisher:
Pearson
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The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, Volume 2 (from 1865), VangoBooks / Edition 1

Providing students with a thought-provoking account of America’s past, The American People examines how American society assumed its present shape and developed its present forms of government.

Emphasizing the interaction of ordinary Americans with extraordinary events, the text combines the discussion of political events with analysis of their impact on social and economic life. The comprehensive narrative encompasses description of the lives and experiences of Americans of all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all class levels of society, and in all regions of the country. The thoughtful analysis seeks the connections among the political, social, economic, technological, and cultural factors that have shaped and reshaped American society over four centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205642830
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 16 The Union Reconstructed

Part Four An Industrializing People, 1865-1900

Chapter 17 Rural America: The West and the New South

Chapter 18 The Rise of Smokestack America

Chapter 19 Politics and Reform

Chapter 20 Becoming a World Power

Part Five A Modernizing People, 1900-1945

Chapter 21 The Progressives Confront Industrial Capitalism

Chapter 22 The Great War

Chapter 23 Affluence and Anxiety

Chapter 24 The Great Depression and the New Deal

Chapter 25 World War II

Part Six A Resilient People, 1945-2008

Chapter 26 Postwar America at Home, 1945–1960

Chapter 27 Chills and Fever During the Cold War, 1945–1960

Chapter 28 Reform and Rebellion in the Turbulent Sixties, 1960–1969

Chapter 29 Disorder and Discontent, 1969–1980

Chapter 30 The Revival of Conservatism, 1980–1992

Chapter 31 The Post–Cold War World, 1992–2008

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