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American Experiment : A History of the United States, Volume II, Since 1865 - Text Only

American Experiment : A History of the United States, Volume II, Since 1865 - Text Only - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395677537

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American Experiment : A History of the United States, Volume II, Since 1865 - Text Only - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395677537

Steven M. Gillon and Cathy D. Matson

ISBN13: 978-0395677537
ISBN10: 039567753X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Using the framework of the new political history, this text examines the successes and failures of the democratic experiment throughout the American past. The text invigorates the new political history with a more inclusive vision of politics that captures the experience of all Americans.

The text's narrative examines social, cultural, economic, and diplomatic history to ensure that all the important events and stories of American history are covered.

  • The end-of chapter "Competing Voices" feature includes two primary sources, a headnote, and questions.
  • Chapter-opening vignettes tell a story and introduce the key themes of each chapter. The vignettes are followed by an introduction and three to five "Focus Questions."
  • A chapter-ending "Conclusion" revisits and answers the "Focus Questions."

Author Bio

Gillon, Steven M. : University of Oklahoma

Steve Gillon is dean of the Honors College and professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. He received his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1985 and specializes in modern American political history. His publications include Politics and Vision: The ADA and American Liberalism, 1947-1985, The Democrat's Dillema: Walter F. Mondale and Liberal Legacy, and That's Not What We Meant to Do. He also hosts a regular program on the History Channel.

Matson, Cathy D. : University of Delaware

Cathy D. Matson is associate professor of History at the University of Delaware and director of the Program in Early American Economy and Society and the Library Company of Philadelphia. She specializes in American economic and intellectual history to 1800.

Table of Contents

16. Reconstruction and the New South, 1865-1900
Presidential Reconstruction: The First Experiment, 1864-1866
Congressional Reconstruction: The Radical Experiment, 1866-1870
The Radical Experiment in the South
President Grant and the Divided North, 1868-1876
The Failure of Reconstruction, 1870-1877
The New South, 1870-1900
Competing Voices: The Boundaries of Congressional Reconstruction
17. Conquering the New West, 1862-1900
The Westward Experiment
The Assault on Native American Cultures
Experiments in Resource Exploitation
Society in the West: Experiment and Imitation
The West and the American Imagination
Competing Voices: Native Americans, Whites, and the Land
18. The Industrialization Experiment, 1865-1900
The Setting for Industrial Expansion
The New Industrial Order
The Changing World of Work
The House of Labor
Competing Voices: Organized Labor
19. The New Urban Nation, 1865-1900
The Birth of the Modern City
New Experiments in Culture
The Persistence of Piety
Competing Voices: The Threat of the City
20. State and Society, 1877-1900
The Politics of Stalemate
National Politics from Hayes to Harrison, 1877-1890
Agrarian Revolt, 1880-1892
The Crisis of the 1890s
The Republican Triumph: The Election of 1896
Competing Voices: Populism and Its Critics
21. The Progressive Era, 1889-1916
The Rise of Progressivism
Political Reform
Social Tensions in an Age of Reform
The Progressive Presidents
Competing Voices: Managing Modern Society
22. The Experiment in American Empire, 1865-1917
Roots of Expansion, 1865-1898
War and World Responsibilities, 1898-1901
Theodore Roosevelt and the "Big Stick," 1901-1912
The New Freedom Abroad
Competing Voices: American Imperialism
23. Making the World Safe for Democracy: America and World War I, 1914-1920
The Road to War, 1914-1917
War, Mobilization, and Progressive Reform, 1916-1919
Making War and Peace, 1917-1919
An Uncertain Peace, 1919-1920
Competing Voices: National Security versus Individual Liberty
24. The New Era, 1920-1928
The Modern Age
The Culture of Dissent
The Guardians
Republicans in Power
Competing Voices: The Church and State
25. "Fear Itself": Crash, Depression, and the New Deal, 1929-1938
The Great Depression
The New Deal Experiment, 1933-1938
Depression Culture, 1929-1938
The New Deal and Society, 1933-1938
Competing Voices: Government and the New Deal
26. War and Society, 1933-1945
America and the World Crisis, 1933-1941
Fighting a Global War, 1941-1945
War and National Culture, 1941-1945
Victory, 1942-1945
Competing Voices: The Dropping of the Bomb
27. The Cold War, 1945-1952
From World War to Cold War, 1945-1949
In the Shadow of FDR, 1945-1948
The Cold War Heats Up, 1950-1952
The Politics of Fear, 1945-1952
Competing Voices: America's Role in the World
28. The Consumer Society, 1945-1960
The Consumer Revolution
Shaping National Culture, 1945-1960
The Politics of Moderation, 1952-1956
American Ideals and Social Realities, 1950-1960
The Quest for National Purpose, 1957-1960
Competing Voices: The Politics of Race
29. Consensus and Confrontation, 1960-1968
The Kennedy Presidency, 1960-1963
The New Liberal Experiment, 1963-1966
The Struggle for Racial Equality
Vietnam: Containment and Tragedy, 1964-1968
Challenging the Consensus, 1960-1967
The Watershed Year, 1968
Competing Voices: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X
30. The Politics of Polarization, 1969-1979
Experiments in Peacemaking, 1969-1974
Richard Nixon and the Two Americas, 1969-1974
Old Values; New Realities, 1970-1979
The Age of Limits, 1974-1979
Competing Voices: The Politics of Gender
31. The Reagan Experiment, 1979-1988
The Conservative Revival, 1979-1980
The Cultural Wars, 1980-1988
The Reagan Presidency, 1980-1988
Reagan and the Cold War, 1980-1988
Wealth and Poverty in Reagan's America, 1980-1988
Competing Voices: Debating the Environment
32. America After the Cold War, 1988-2000
The Post-Cold War Experiment, 1988-1992
The Clinton Administration, 1992-2000
The New Prosperity, 1992-2000
Social Tensions in the Nineties
Competing Voices: Congress Debates War or Peace
Declaration of Independence
Constitution of the United States of America and Amendments
A Statistical Profile of America
Presidential Elections
Presidents and Vice Presidents

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