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0077412303
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9780077412302
Pub. Date:
01/01/2013
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McGraw-Hill Education
Unfinished Nation, Volume II: From 1865 / Edition 7

Unfinished Nation, Volume II: From 1865 / Edition 7

by Alan Brinkley

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Unfinished Nation, Volume II: From 1865 / Edition 7

Known for its clear narrative voice and impeccable scholarship, Alan Brinkley's best-selling program for the U.S. survey course invites students to think critically about the many forces that continually create the Unfinished Nation that is the United States. In a concise but wide-ranging narrative, Brinkley shows the diversity and complexity of the nation and our understanding of its history--one that continues to evolve both in the events of the present and in our reexamination of new evidence and perspectives on the past. This edition features a series of Patterns of Popular Culture essays, as well as expanded coverage of pre-Columbian America, new America in the World essays, and updated coverage of recent events and developments that demonstrates how a new generation continues to shape the American story.

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ISBN-13: 9780077412302
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 596,403
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

In addition to being a best selling textbook author, ALAN BRINKLEY is the Allan Nevins Professor of History and former Provost at Columbia University. He is the author of Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression, which won the 1983 National Book Award; The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War; and Liberalism and its Discontents. His most recent books are John F. Kennedy: The American Presidents Series: The 35th President, 1961-1963 and The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century both published recently. He was educated at Princeton and Harvard and taught previously at MIT, Harvard, and the City University Graduate School before joining the Columbia faculty In 1991. In 1998-1999, he was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University. He won the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Award at Harvard in 1987 and the Great Teacher Award at Columbia in 2003. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the board of trustees of the National Humanities Center and Oxford University Press, and chairman of the board of trustees of the Century Foundation.

He has been a visiting professor at Princeton, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), and the University of Torino (Italy). He was the 1998-1999 Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 15: Reconstruction and the New South
The Problems of Peacemaking
Radical Reconstruction
The South in Reconstruction
The Grant Administration
The Abandonment of Reconstruction
The New South

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: Reconstruction

Chapter 16: The Conquest of the Far West
The Societies of the Far West
The Changing Western Economy
The Romance of the West
The Dispersal of the Tribes
The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The Frontier and the West

Chapter 17: Industrial Supremacy
Sources of Industrial Growth
Capitalism and Its Critics
The Ordeal of the Worker

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Novels of Horatio Alger

Chapter 18: The Age of the City
The New Urban Growth
The Urban Landscape
Strains of Urban Life
The Rise of Mass Consumption
Leisure in the Consumer Society
High Culture in the Urban Age

Conclusion
For Further Reference
America in the World: Global Migrations

Chapter 19: From Crisis to Empire
The Politics of Equilibrium
The Agrarian Revolt
The Crisis of the 1890s
Stirrings of Imperialism
War with Spain
The Republic as Empire

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: Populism
America in the World: Imperialism

Chapter 20: The Progressives
The Progressive Impulse
Women and Reform
The Assault on the Parties
Sources of Progressive Reform
Crusades for Order and Reform
Theodore Roosevelt and the Modern Presidency
The Troubled Succession
Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: Progressivism
American in the World: Social Democracy

Chapter 21: America and the Great War
The "Big Stick": America and the World, 1901-1917
The Road to War
"War Without Stint"
The Search for a New World Order
A Society in Turmoil

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Patterns of Popular Culture: Billy Sunday and Modern Revivalism

Chapter 22: The New Era
The New Economy
The New Culture
A Conflict of Cultures
Republican Government

Conclusion
For Further Reference
America in the World: The Cinema

Chapter 23: The Great Depression
The Coming of the Depression
The American People in Hard Times
The Depression and American Culture
The Ordeal of Herbert Hoover

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: Causes of the Great Depression
America in the World: The Global Depression

Chapter 24: The New Deal
Launching the New Deal
The New Deal in Transition
The New Deal in Disarray
Limits and Legacies of the New Deal

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The New Deal
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Golden Age of Comic Books

Chapter 25: The Global Crisis, 1921-1941
The Diplomacy of the New Era
Isolationism and Internationalism
From Neutrality to Intervention

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The Question of Pearl Harbor
America in the World: The Sino-Japanese War, 1931-1941

Chapter 26: America in a World at War
War on Two Fronts
The American Economy in Wartime
Race and Gender in Wartime America
Anxiety and Affluence in Wartime Culture
The Defeat of the Axis

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

Chapter 27: The Cold War
Origins of the Cold War
The Collapse of the Peace
America After the War
The Korean War
The Crusade Against Subversion

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The Cold War
Debating the Past: McCarthyism

Chapter 28: The Affluent Society
The Economic "Miracle"
The Explosion of Science and Technology
People of Plenty
The Other America
The Rise of the Civil Rights Movement
Eisenhower Republicanism
Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Cold War

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Patterns of Popular Culture: Lucy and Desi

Chapter 29: The Ordeal of Liberalism
Expanding the Liberal State
The Battle for Racial Equality
"Flexible Response" and the Cold War
The Agony of Vietnam
The Traumas of 1968

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The Civil Rights Movement
Debating the Past: The Vietnam Commitment
America in the World: 1968

Chapter 30: The Crisis of Authority
Youth Culture
The Mobilization of Minorities
The New Feminism
Environmentalism in a Turbulent Society
Nixon, Kissinger, and the War
Nixon, Kissinger, and the World
Politics and Economics in the Nixon Years
The Watergate Crisis

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: Watergate
America in the World: The End of Colonialism

Chapter 31: From the "Age of Limits" to the Age of Reagan
Politics and Diplomacy After Watergate
The Rise of the New American Right
The "Reagan Revolution"
America and the Waning of the Cold War

Conclusion
For Further Reference
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Mall

Chapter 32: The Age of Globalization
The Resurgence of Partisanship
The Economic Boom
Science and Technology in the New Economy
A Changing Society
A Contested Culture
The Perils of Globalization

Conclusion
For Further Reference
America in the World: The Global Environmental Movement

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is a horribly biased liberal piece of crap. I am required to read this for a college class. Completely useless. It is not full of fact, but of opinion.
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