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American Century : A History of the United States in Modern Times

American Century : A History of the United States in Modern Times - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0538423588

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Publisher: West Publishing Co. (College)
Published: 1999
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American Century : A History of the United States in Modern Times - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0538423588

James R. Giese, Matthew T. Downey and Mauricio Mazon

ISBN13: 978-0538423588
ISBN10: 0538423587
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: West Publishing Co. (College)

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary
  • The American Landscape features in each unit provide the necessary information for understanding geography and the important relation it has to history.
  • Enduring Constitution features focus on important Supreme Court cases that have shaped our legal system over time. These 11 features provide a brief look at the evolution of the interpretation of the Constitution.
  • American Scenes focuses on ordinary people and events that exemplify everyday life in America throughout history.
  • People Who Made a Difference features give insight into famous, as well as ordinary, individuals who made significant contributions to the American story.
  • Science and Technology features help students understand the continuing effect technological development has on society.
  • Art and Letters spotlights artists and writers and their works from periods throughout history. These features focus on major developments in fine arts and literature.

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE BEGINNING TO RECONSTRUCTION

1. A Collision of Cultures.
2. Making a New Nation.
3. Growth and Conflict.
4. Civil War and Reconstruction.

UNIT TWO THE UNITED STATES TO 1900

5. The Nation Transformed.
6. Society and Politics of Industrial America.
7. A Time of Discontent.
8. The United States Emerges as a World Power.

UNIT THREE THE PROGRESSIVE ERA

9. Stirrings of Reform.
10. Progressive America.
11. Progressive Era Diplomacy.

UNIT FOUR FROM PROSPERITY TO DEPRESSION

12. America in the Twenties.
13. The Great Crash and the Depression.
14. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal.

UNIT FIVE DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP A GLOBAL CONFLICT

15. The Rise of Dictators.
16. The Second World War.

UNIT SIX THE COLD WAR BEGINS

17. Harry S. Truman and the Cold War.
18. the Eisenhower Era.
19.The Affluent Society.

UNIT SEVEN A NATION IN TORMENT

20.The New Frontier and Civil Rights.
21. The Great Society and Vietnam.
22. Coming Apart.

UNIT EIGHT SEARCHING FOR STABILITY

23. The Nixon Years.
24. The Ford and Carter Years.
25.The Reagan Era.

UNIT NINE THE UNITED STATES IN RECENT TIMES

26. The Bush and Clinton Administrations.
27. America in the Twenty-first Century.

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