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American Promise Value Edition, Volume II: From 1865: A History of the United States / Edition 5

American Promise Value Edition, Volume II: From 1865: A History of the United States / Edition 5

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    ISBN-13: 2901457613479
    Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
    Publication date: 05/04/2012
    Edition description: Fifth Edition
    Pages: 704
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    Table of Contents

    Versions and Supplements
    Maps and Figures
    Chapter 16
    Reconstruction, 1863-1877
    Opening Vignette: James T. Rapier emerges in the early 1870s as Alabama’s most prominent black leader
    Wartime Reconstruction
    Presidential Reconstruction
    Congressional Reconstruction
    The Struggle in the South
    Reconstruction Collapses
    Conclusion: "A Revolution But Half Accomplished"  
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 17
    The Contested West, 1865-1900
    Opening Vignette: Frederick Jackson Turner delivers his "frontier thesis"
    Conquest and Empire in the West
    Forced Assimilation and Resistance Strategies
    Gold Fever and the Mining West
    Land Fever
    Conclusion: The West in the Gilded Age
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 18
    Business and Politics in the Gilded Age, 1865-1900
    Opening Vignette: Mark Twain and the Gilded Age
    Old Industries Transformed, New Industries Born
    From Competition to Consolidation
    Politics and Culture
    Presidential Politics
    Economic Issues and Party Realignment
    Conclusion: Business Dominates an Era
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 19
    The City and Its Workers, 1870-1900
    Opening Vignette: Workers build the Brooklyn Bridge
    The Rise of the City
    At Work in Industrial America
    Workers Organize
    At Home and at Play
    City Growth and City Government
    Conclusion: Who Built the Cities?
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 20
    Dissent, Depression, and War, 1890-1900
    Opening Vignette: Frances Willard participates in the creation of the Populist Party in 1892
    The Farmers’ Revolt
    The Labor Wars
    Women’s Activism
    Depression Politics
    The United States and the World
    War and Empire
    Conclusion: Rallying around the Flag
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 21
    Progressivism from the Grass Roots to the White House, 1890-1916
    Opening Vignette: Jane Addams founds Hull House
    Grassroots Progressivism
    Progressivism: Theory and Practice
    Progressivism Finds a President: Theodore Roosevelt
    Woodrow Wilson and Progressivism at High Tide
    The Limits of Progressive Reform
    Conclusion: The Transformation of the Liberal State
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 22
    World War I: The Progressive Crusade at Home and Abroad, 1914-1920
    Opening Vignette: Doughboy George "Brownie" Browne sees combat on the frontlines in France
    Woodrow Wilson and the World
    "Over There"
    The Crusade for Democracy at Home
    A Compromised Peace
    Democracy at Risk
    Conclusion: Troubled Crusade
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 23
    From New Era to Great Depression, 1920-1932
    Opening Vignette: Henry Ford puts America on wheels
    The New Era
    The Roaring Twenties
    Resistance to Change
    The Great Crash
    Life in the Depression
    Conclusion: Dazzle and Despair
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 24
    The New Deal Experiment, 1932-1939
    Opening Vignette: "Migrant Mother" Florence Owens struggles to survive in the Great Depression
    Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Patrician in Government
    Launching the New Deal
    Challenges to the New Deal
    Toward a Welfare State
    The New Deal from Victory to Deadlock
    Conclusion: Achievements and Limitations of the New Deal
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 25
    The United States and the Second World War, 1939-1945
    Opening Vignette: Colonel Paul Tibbets drops the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan
    Peacetime Dilemmas
    The Onset of War
    Mobilizing for War
    Fighting Back
    The Wartime Home Front
    Toward Unconditional Surrender
    Conclusion: Allied Victory and America’s Emergence as a Superpower
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 26
    Cold War Politics in the Truman Years, 1945-1953
    Opening Vignette: Helen Gahagan Douglas, congresswoman and loyal Truman ally, supports the Marshall Plan, the creation of NATO, and the war in Korea
    From the Grand Alliance to Containment
    Truman and the Fair Deal at Home
    The Cold War Becomes Hot: Korea Conclusion: The Cold War’s Costs and Consequences
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 27
    The Politics and Culture of Abundance, 1952-1960
    Opening Vignette: Vice President Richard Nixon debates Russian premier Nikita Khrushchev
    Eisenhower and the Politics of the "Middle Way"
    Liberation Rhetoric and the Practice of Containment
    New Work and Living Patterns in an Economy of Abundance
    The Culture of Abundance
    The Emergence of a Civil Rights Movement
    Conclusion: Peace and Prosperity Mask Unmet Challenges
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 28
    Reform, Rebellion, and Reaction, 1960-1974
    Opening Vignette: Fannie Lou Hamer leads grassroots struggles of African Americans for voting rights and political empowerment
    Liberalism at High Tide
    The Second Reconstruction
    A Multitude of Movements
    The New Wave of Feminism
    Liberal Reform in the Nixon Administration
    Conclusion: Achievements and Limitations of Liberalism
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 29
    Vietnam and the End of the Cold War Consensus, 1961-1975
    Opening Vignette: Lieutenant Frederick Downs, Jr., is wounded in Vietnam and returns home to a country divided over the war
    New Frontiers in Foreign Policy
    Lyndon Johnson’s War against Communism
    A Nation Polarized
    Nixon, Detente, and the Search for Peace in Vietnam
    Conclusion: An Unwinnable War
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 30
    America Moves to the Right, 1969-1989
    Opening Vignette: Phyllis Schlafly promotes conservatism
    Nixon, Conservatism, and Constitutional Crisis
    The "Outsider" Presidency of Jimmy Carter
    Ronald Reagan and the Conservative Ascendancy
    Continuing Struggles over Rights
    Ronald Reagan Confronts an "Evil Empire"
    Conclusion: Reversing the Course of Government
    Reviewing the Chapter
    Chapter 31
    The Promises and Challenges of Globalization, Since 1989
    Opening Vignette: Colin Powell adjusts to a post-Cold War world
    Domestic Stalemate and Global Upheaval: The Presidency of George H.W. Bush
    The Clinton Administration’s Search for the Middle Ground
    The United States in a Globalizing World
    President George W. Bush: Conservatism at Home and Radical Initiatives Abroad
    The Obama Presidency: Reform and Backlash
    Conclusion: Defining the Government’s Role at Home and Abroad
    Reviewing the Chapter
    The Declaration of Independence
    The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union
    The Constitution of the United States
    Amendments to the Constitution with Annotations (including six unratified amendments)
    Glossary of Historical Vocabulary
    About the Authors
    About the Cover Art

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