True Stories from the American Past

True Stories from the American Past

by Altina L. Waller, William Graebner

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This reader consists of 15 original essays,each one crafted by a scholar who is an expert in a particular field of historical inquiry. Beginning with Reconstruction in 1865 and continuing up to the present,each decade of American history will be represented by at least one essay. The stories cover a wide range of topics: popular culture,women's history,urban history,the history of science and technology,for example. The essays also shed light on political,social,economic,and cultural trends. After reading these engaging pieces,students will be left with a sense of living past,not abstract historigiographical debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070239159
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 01/28/1993
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 277

Table of Contents

1. The South Carolina Black Code by Wayne K. Durrill.

2. Building the Brooklyn Bridge by Alan Trachtenberg.

3. The Hatfield-McCoy Feud by Altina Waller.

4. Empire in the Philippines: America's Forgotten War of Colonial Conquest by Stuart Creighton Miller.

5. Artificial Insemination: The First Debate by Elaine Tyler May.

6. Marching Toward Power: Women Suffrage Parades, 1910-1915 by Ellen Carol DuBois.

7. The Black Sox Scandal by Ronald Story.

8. Deadly Ethyl: Autos, Leaded Gas, and the Politics of Science by David Rosner and Gerald Markowits.

9. The Townsend Movement an Social Security by William Graebner.

10. The Postwar Sex Crime Panic by George Chauncy, Jr.

11. The Making of Disneyland by George Lipsitz.

12. The Berkeley Free Speech Movement by W. J. Rorabaugh.

13. Woodstock and Altamont by Michael Frisch.

14. The Iranian Hostage Crisis by Walter LaFeber.

15. Bernhard Goetz: Subway Vigilante by James Gilbert

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