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American History : A Survey / Combined Edition - 11th edition

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American History : A Survey / Combined Edition - 11TH 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072936704

Alan Brinkley

ISBN13: 978-0072936704
ISBN10: 0072936703
Edition: 11TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Highly-respected for its impeccable scholarship and elegant writing style, American History: A Survey provides students and instructors with a comprehensive account of the American past in which no single approach or theme predominates. From its first edition, this text has included a scrupulous account of American political and diplomatic history. Today, however, the book explores areas of history such as social, cultural, urban, racial and ethnic history, more history of the West and South, environmental history, and the history of women and gender. In addition, American history has not evolved in a vacuum, but as part of a larger global world. The eleventh edition of this text places American history into that global context, making connections for students who live in an ever-expanding world themselves.

Author Bio

Brinkley, Alan : Columbia University

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter One: THE MEETING OF CULTURES

America Before Columbus
The Civilizations of the South/The Civilizations of the North/Tribal Cultures
Europe Looks Westward
Commerce and Nationalism/Christopher Columbus/The Conquistadors/The Spanish Empire/Spanish America/Northern Outposts/The Empire at High Tide/Biological and Cultural Exchanges/Africa and America
The Arrival of the English
The Commercial Incentive/The Religious Incentive/The English in Ireland/The French and the Dutch in America/The First English Settlements/Roanoke
Conclusion
Significant Events
Where Historians Disagree: Why Do Historians So Often Differ?
Where Historians Disagree: The American Population Before Columbus
For Further Reference

Chapter Two: TRANSPLANTATIONS AND BORDERLINES

The Early Chesapeake
The Founding of Jamestown/Reorganization/Tobacco/Expansion/Exchanges of Agricultural Technology/Maryland and the Calverts/Turbulent Virginia/Caribbean Colonization/Bacon's Rebellion
The Growth of New England
Plymouth Plantation/The Expansion of New England/Settlers and Natives/The Pequot War, King Philip's War, and the Technology of Battle
The Restoration Colonies
The English Civil War/The Carolinas/New Netherland, New York, and New Jersey/The Quaker Colonies
Borderlands and Middle Grounds
The Caribbean Islands/Masters and Slaves in the Caribbean/Borderlands and Middle Grounds/The Southwestern Borderlands/The Southeast Borderlands/The Founding Georgia/The Evolution of the British Empire
Conclusion
Significant Events
The American Environment: The Other Pilgrims
For Further Reference

Chapter Three: SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN PROVINCIAL AMERICA

The Colonial Population
Indentured Servitude/Birth and Death/Medicine in the Colonies/Women and Families in the Chesapeake/Women and Families in New England/The Beginnings of Slavery in British America/Changing Sources of European Immigration
The Colonial Economies
The Southern Economy/The Northern Economic and Technological Life/The Extent and Limits of Technology/The Rise of Colonial Commerce/The Rise of Consumerism
Patterns of Society
The Plantation/Plantation Slavery/The Puritan Community/The Witchcraft Phenomenon
Awakenings and Enlightenments
The Pattern of Religions/The Great Awakening/The Enlightenment/Education/The Spread of Science/Concepts of Law and Politics
Conclusion
Significant Events
Where Historians Disagree: The Origins of Slavery
Patterns of Popular Culture: Colonial Almanacs
For Further Reference

Chapter Four: THE EMPIRE IN TRANSITION

Loosening Ties
A Tradition of Neglect/The Colonies Divided
The Struggle for the Continent
New France and the Iroquois Nation/Anglo-French Conflicts/The Great War for the Empire
The New Imperialism/Burdens of Empire/The British and the Tribes/The Colonial Response
Stirrings of Revolt
The Stamp Act Crisis/The Townshend Program/The Boston Massacre/The Philosophy of Revolt/The Tea Excitement
Cooperation and War
New Sources of Authority/Lexington and Concord
Conclusion
Significant Events
Patterns of Popular Culture: Taverns in Revolutionary Massachusetts
For Further Reference

Chapter Five: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

The States United
Defining American War Aims/The Decision for Independence/Responses to Independence/Mobilizing for War
The War for Independence
The First Phase: New England/The Second Phase: The Mid-Atlantic Region/The Iroquois and the British/Securing Aid from Abroad/The Final Phase: The South/Winning the Peace
War and Society
Loyalists and Minorities/The War and Slavery/Native Americans and the Revolution/Women's Rights and Women's Roles/The War Economy
The Creation of State Governments
The Assumptions of Republicanism/The First State Constitutions/Revising State Governments/Toleration and Slavery
The Search for a National Government
The Confederation/Diplomatic Failures/The Confederation and the Northwest/Indians and the Western Lands/Debts, Taxes, and Daniel Shays
Conclusion
Significant Events
Where Historians Disagree: The American Revolution
The American Environment: The Grid
For Further Reference

Chapter Six: THE CONSTITUTION AND THE NEW REPUBLIC

Framing a New Government
Advocates of Centralization/A Divided Convention/Compromise/The Constitution of 1787/Federalists and Antifederalists/Completing the Structure
Federalists and Republicans
Hamilton and the Federalists/Enacting the Federalist Program/The Republican Opposition
Establishing National Sovereignty
Securing the Frontier/Native Americans and the New Nation/Maintaining Neutrality/Jay's Treaty and Pinckney's Treaty
The Downfall of the Federalists
The Election of 1796/The Quasi War with France/Repression and Protest/The 'Revolution' of 1800
Conclusion
Significant Events
Where Historians Disagree: The Background of the
Constitution
For Further Reference

Chapter Seven: THE JEFFERSONIAN ERA

The Rise of Cultural Nationalism
Patterns of Education/Medicine and Science/Cultural Aspirations in the New Nation/Religious Skepticism/The Second Great Awakening
Stirrings of Industrialism
The Industrial Revolution in England/Technology in America/Transportation Innovations/The Rising Cities
Jefferson the President
The Federal City and the 'People's President'/Dollars and Ships/Conflict with the Courts
Doubling the National Domain
Jefferson and Napoleon/The Louisiana Purchase/Lewis and Clark Explore the West/The Burr Conspiracy
Expansion and War
Conflict on the Seas/Impressment/'Peaceable Coercion'/Tecumseh and the Prophet/Florida and War Fever
The War of 1812
Battles with Tribes/Battles with the British/The Revolt of New England/The Peace Settlement
Conclusion
Significant Events
Patterns of Popular Culture: Horse Racing
For Further Reference

Chapter Eight: VARIETIES OF AMERICAN NATIONALISM

A Growing Economy
Banking, Currency, and Protection/Transportation
Expanding Westward
The Great Migrations/White Settlers in the Old Northwest/The Plantation System in the Southwest/Trade and Trapping in the Far West/Eastern Images of the West
The Era of Good Feelings
The End of the First Party System/John Quincy Adams and Florida/The Panic of 1819
Sectionalism and Nationalism
The Missouri Compromise/Marshall and the Court/The Court and the Tribes/The Latin American Revolution and the Monroe Doctrine
The Revival of Opposition
The 'Corrupt Bargain'/The Second President Adams/Jackson Triumphant
Conclusion
Significant Events
For Further Reference

Chapter Nine: JACKSONIAN AMERICA

The Rise of Mass Politics
The Expanding Electorate/The Legitimization of Party/'President of the Common Man'
Our Federal Union
Calhoun and Nullification/The Rise of Van Buren/The Webster-Hayne Debate/The Nullification Crisis
The Removal of the Indians
White Attitudes Towards the Tribes/The Black Hawk War/The 'Five Civilized Tribes/Trails of Tears/The Meaning of Removal
Jackson and the Bank War
Biddle's Institution/The Taney Court
The Changing Face of American Politics
Democrats and Whigs/Van Buren and the Panic of 1837/The Log Cabin Campaign/The Frustration of the Whigs/Whig Diplomacy
Conclusion
Significant Events
Where Historians Disagree: The ¿Age of Jackson¿
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Penny Press
For Further Reference

Chapter Ten: AMERICA'S ECONOMIC REVOLUTION

The Changing American Population
The American Population, 1820-1840/Immigration and Urban Growth, 1840-1860/The Rise of Nativism
Transportation, Communications, and Technology
The Canal Age/The Early Railroads/The Triumph of the Rails/Innovations in Communications and Journalism
Commerce and Industry
The Expansion of Business, 1820-1840/The Emergence of the Factory/Advances in Technology/Innovations in Corporate Organization
Men and Women at Work
Recruiting a Native Work Force/The Immigrant Work Force/The Factory System and the Artisan Tradition/Fighting for Control
Patterns of Industrial Society
The Rich and the Poor/Social Mobility/Middle-Class Life/The Changing Family/Women and the 'Cult of Democracy'/Leisure Activities
The Agricultural North
Northeastern Agriculture/The Old Northwest/Rural Life
Conclusion
Significant Events
The American Environment: The Flow of Water
Patterns of Popular Culture: Shakespeare in America
For Further Reference

Chapter Eleven: COTTON, SLAVERY, AND THE OLD SOUTH

The Cotton Economy
The Rise of King Cotton/Southern Trade and Industry/Sources of Southern Difference
White Society in the South
The Planter Class/Honor/The 'Southern Lady'/The Plain Folk
Slavery: A Peculiar Institution
Varieties of Slavery/Life Under Slavery/Slavery in the Cities/Free African Americans/The Slave Trade/Slave Resistance
The Culture of Slavery
Language and Music
Conclusion
Significant Events
Where Historians Disagree: The Character of Slavery
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Slaves¿ Music
For Further Reading

Chapter Twelve: ANTEBELLUM CULTURE AND REFORM

The Romantic Impulse
Literature and the Quest for Liberation/Literature in the Antebellum South/The Transcendentalists/The Defense of Nature/Visions of Utopia/Redefining Gender Roles/The Mormons
Remaking Society
Revivalism, Morality, and Order/The Temperance Crusade/Health Fads and Phrenology/Medical Science/Reforming Education/Rehabilitation/The Indian Reservation/The Rise of Feminism
The Crusade Against Slavery
Early Opposition to Slavery/Garrison and Abolitionism/Black Abolitionists/Anti-Abolitionism/Abolitionism Divided
Conclusion
Significant Events
Patterns of Popular Culture: Sentimental Novels
For Further Reading

Chapter Thirteen: THE IMPENDING CRISIS

Looking Westward
Manifest Destiny/Americans in Texas/Tensions Between the United States and Mexico/Oregon/The Westward Migration/Life on the Trail
Expansion and War
The Southwest and California/The Mexican War
The Sectional Debate
Slavery and the Territories/The California Gold Rush/Rising Sectional Tensions/The Compromise of 1850
The Crises of the 1850's
The Uneasy Truce/'Young America'/Slavery, Railroads, and the West/The Kansas-Nebraska Controversy/'Bleeding Kansas'/The Free-Soil Ideology/The Pro-Slavery Argument/Buchanan and Depression/The Dred Scott Decision/Deadlock over Kansas/The Emergence of Lincoln/John Brown's Raid/The Election of Lincoln
Conclusion
Significant Events
Patterns of Popular Culture: Lyceums
For Further Reading

Chapter Fourteen: THE CIVIL WAR

The Secession Crisis
The Withdrawal of the South/The Failure of Compromise/Fort Sumter/The Opposing Sides
The Mobilization of the North
Economic Measures/Raising the Union Armies/Wartime Politics/The Politics of Emancipation/African Americans and the Union Cause/The War and Economic Development/Women, Nursing, and the War
The Mobilization of the South
The Confederate Government/Money and Manpower/States' Rights Versus Centralization/Economic and Social Effects of the War
Strategy and Diplomacy
The Commanders/The Role of Sea Power/Europe and the Disunited States/The American West and the War
The Course of Battle
The Technology of Battle/The Opening Clashes, 1861/The Western Theater/The Virginia Front, 1862/1863: Year of Decision/The Last Stage, 1864-1865
Conclusion
Significant Events
Where Historians Disagree: The Causes of the Civil War
Patterns of Popular Culture: Baseball and the Civil War
For Further Reference

Chapter Fifteen: RECONSTRUCTION AND THE NEW SOUTH

The Problems of Peacemaking
The Aftermath of War and Emancipation/Competing Notions of Freedom/Issues of Reconstruction/Plans for Reconstruction/The Death of Lincoln/Johnson and 'Restoration'
Radical Reconstruction
The Black Codes/The Fourteenth Amendment/The Congressional Plan/The Impeachment of the President
The South in Reconstruction
The Reconstruction Governments/Education/Landownership and Tenancy/The Crop Lien System/The African-American Family in Freedom
The Grant Administration
The Soldier President/The Grant Scandals/The Greenback Question/Republican Diplomacy
The Abandonment of Reconstruction
The Southern States 'Redeemed'/The Ku Klux Klan Acts/Waning Northern Commitment/The Compromise of 1877/The Legacies of Reconstruction
The New South
The 'Redeemers'/Industrialization and the 'New South'/Tenants and Sharecroppers/African Americans and the New South/The Birth of Jim Crow
Conclusion
Significant Events
Where Historians Disagree: Reconstruction
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Minstrel Show
Where Historians Disagree: The Origins of Segregation
For Further Reference

Chapter Sixteen: THE CONQUEST OF THE FAR WEST

The Societies of the Far West
The Western Tribes/Hispanic New Mexico/Hispanic California and Texas/The Chinese Migration/Anti-Chinese Sentiments/Migration from The East
The Changing Western Economy
Labor in the West/The Arrival of the Miners/The Cattle Kingdom/Patterns of Popular Culture: The Wild West Show
The Romance of the West
The Western Landscape/The Cowboy Culture/The Idea of the Frontier/Frederick Jackson Turner/The Loss of Utopia/Where Historians Disagree: The "Frontier" and the West
The Dispersal of the Tribes
White Tribal Policies/The Indian Wars/The Dawes Act
The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer
Farming on the Plains/Commercial Agriculture/The Farmer's Grievances/The Agrarian Malaise
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Seventeen: INDUSTRIAL SUPREMACY

Sources of Industrial Growth
Industrial Technologies/The Airplane and the Automobile/Research and Development/The Science of Production/The American Environment: The Locomotive's Magic Wand/Railroad Expansion/The Corporation/Consolidating Corporate America/The Trust and the Holding Company
Capitalism and Its Critics
The 'Self-Made Man'/Survival of the Fittest/Patterns of Popular Culture: The Novels of Horatio Alger/The Gospel of Wealth/Alternative Visions/The Problems of Monopoly
Industrial Workers in the New Economy
The Immigrant Work Force/Wages and Working Conditions/Women and Children at Work/The Struggle to Unionize/The Great Railroad Strike/The Knights of Labor/The AFL/The Homestead Strike/The Pullman Strike/Sources of Labor Weakness
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Eighteen: THE AGE OF THE CITY

The Urbanization of America
The Lure of the City/Migrations/The Ethnic City/Assimilation/Exclusion
The Urban Landscape
The Creation of Public Space/Housing the Well-to-Do/Housing the Workers and the Poor/Urban Transportation/The 'Skyscraper'
Strains of Urban Life
Fire and Disease/Environmental Degradation/Urban Poverty/Crime and Violence/Fear of the City/The Machine and the Boss
The Rise of Mass Consumption
Patterns of Income and Consumption/Chain Stores and Mail Order Houses/Department Stores/Women as Consumers
Leisure in the Consumer Society/Patterns of Popular Culture: Coney Island/Redefining Leisure/Spectator Sports/Music and Theater/The Movies/Working Class Leisure/The Fourth of July/Private Pursuits/Mass Communications
High Culture in the Age of the City
The Literature of Urban America/Art in the Age of the City/The Impact of Darwinism/Toward Universal Schooling/Education for Women
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Nineteen: FROM STALEMATE TO CRISIS

The Politics of Equilibrium
The Party System/The National Government/Presidents and Patronage/Cleveland, Harrison, and the Tariff/New Public Issues
The Agrarian Revolt
The Grangers/The Farmers' Alliances/The Populist Constituency/Patterns of Popular Culture: The Chautauquas/Populist Ideas
The Crisis of the 1890s
The Panic of 1893/The Silver Question/Where Historians Disagree: Populism
A "Cross of Gold"
The Emergence of Bryan/The Conservative Victory/McKinley and Recovery
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Twenty: THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC

Stirrings of Imperialism
The New Manifest Destiny/Hemispheric Hegemony/Hawaii and Samoa
War Within Spain
Controversy over Cuba/Patterns of Popular Culture: Yellow Journalism/'A Splendid Little War'/Seizing the Philippines/The Battle for Cuba/Puerto Rico and the United States/The Debate over the Philippines
The Republic As Empire
Governing the Colonies/The Philippine War/The Open Door/A Modern Military System
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-One: THE RISE OF PROGRESSIVISM

The Progressive Impulse
Varieties of Progressivism/The Muckrakers/The Social Gospel/The Settlement House Movement/The Allure of Expertise/The Professions/Women and the Professions
Women and Reform
The 'New Woman'/The Clubwomen/Woman Suffrage
The Assault on the Parties
Early Attacks/Municipal Reform/New Forms of Governance/Statehouse Progressivism/Parties and Interest Groups
Sources of Progressive Reform
Labor, the Machine, and Reform/Western Progressives/African Americans and Reform
Crusades for Order and Reform
The Temperance Crusade/The Dream of Socialism/Decentralization and Regulation
Where Historians Disagree: Progressive Reform
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Two: THE BATTLE FOR NATIONAL REFORM

Theodore Roosevelt and the Modern Presidency
The Accidental President/Government, Capital, and Labor/'The Square Deal'/Roosevelt and Conservation/Roosevelt and Preservation/The Hetch Hetchy Controversy/The Panic of 1907
The Troubled Succession
Taft and the ProgressivesThe Return of Roosevelt/Spreading Insurgency/Roosevelt versus Taft
Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom
Woodrow Wilson/The Scholar as President/Retreat and Advance
"The Big Stick": America and the World, 1901-1917
Roosevelt and 'Civilization'/Protecting the 'Open Door' in Asia/The Iron-Fisted Neighbor/The Panama Canal/Taft and 'Dollar Diplomacy'/The American Environment: Saving the Forests
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Three: AMERICA AND THE GREAT WAR

The Road To War
The Collapse of the European Peace/Wilson's Neutrality/Preparedness Versus Pacifism/A War for Democracy
"War Without Stint"
Entering the War/The American Expeditionary Force/The Military Struggle/The New Technology of Warfare
The War and American Society
Organizing the Economy for War/Labor and the War/Economic and Social Results of the War/The Peace Movement
The Search for Social Unity
Selling the War and Suppressing Dissent
The Search for A New World Order
The Fourteen Points/Early Obstacles/The Paris Peace Conference/The Ratification Battle/Wilson's Ordeal
A Society in Turmoil
Industry and Labor/The Demands of African Americans
Patterns of Popular Culture: Billy Sunday and Modern Revivalism
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Four: THE NEW ERA

The New Economy
Technology and Economic Growth/Economic Organization/Labor in the New Era/Women and Minorities in the Work Force/The "American Plan"/Agricultural Technology and the Flight of the Farmer
The New Culture
Consumerism/Advertising/The Movies and Broadcasting/Modernist Religion/Professional Women/Changing Ideas of Motherhood/The "Flapper": Image and RealityPressing for Women's Rights/Education and Youth/The Decline of the Self-Made Man/The Disenchanted/The Harlem Renaissance/The Southern Agrarians
A Conflict of Cultures
Prohibition/Nativism and the Klan/Religious Fundamentalism/The Democrats' Ordeal
Republican Government
Harding and Coolidge/Government and Business/Pattern of Popular Culture: Dance Halls
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Five: THE GREAT DEPRESSION

The Coming of the Great Depression
The Great Crash/Causes of the Depression/Progress of the Depression
The American People in Hard Times
Unemployment and Relief/African Americans and the Depression/Mexican Americans in Depression America/Asian Americans in Hard Times/Women and the Workplace in the Great Depression/Depression Families
The Depression and American Culture
Depression Values/Artists and Intellectuals in the Great Depression/Radio/The Movies/Popular Literature and Journalism/The Popular Front and the Left
The Ordeal of Herbert Hoover
The Hoover Program/Popular Protest/The Election of 1932/The 'Interregnum'/Patterns of Popular Culture: The Films of Frank Capra/The American Environment: Dust Bowl/Where Historians Disagree: Causes of the Great Depression
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Six: THE NEW DEAL

Launching the New Deal
Restoring Confidence/Agricultural Adjustment/Industrial Recovery/Regional Planning/Currency, Banks, and the Stock Market/The Growth of Federal Relief
The New Deal in Transition
Critics of the New Deal/The 'Second New Deal'/Labor Militancy/Organizing Battles/Social Security/New Directions in Relief/The 1936 'Referendum'
The New Deal in Disarray
Retrenchment and Recession
Limits and Legacies of the New Deal
The Idea of the 'Broker State'/African Americans and The New Deal/The New Deal and the 'Indian Problem'/Women and the New Deal/The New Deal in the West and the South/The New Deal and the National Economy/The New Deal and American Politics
Where Historians Disagree: The New Deal
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Golden Age of Comic Books
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Seven: THE GLOBAL CRISIS, 1921-1941

The Diplomacy of the New Era
Replacing the League/Debts and Diplomacy/Hoover and the World Crisis
Isolationism and Internationalism
Depression Diplomacy/America and the Soviet Union/The Good Neighbor Policy/The Rise of Isolationism/The Failure of Munich
From Neutrality To Intervention
Neutrality Tested/The Third Term Campaign/Neutrality Abandoned/The Road to Pearl Harbor/Patterns of Popular Culture: Orson Welles and the War of the Worlds/Where Historians Disagree: The Question of Pearl Harbor
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Eight: AMERICA IN A WORLD AT WAR

War on Two Fronts
Containing the Japanese/Holding Off the Germans/America and the Holocaust
The American People in Wartime
Prosperity/The War and the West/Labor and the War/Stabilizing the Boom/Mobilizing Production/Wartime Science and Technology/African Americans and the War/Native Americans and the War/Mexican American War Workers/Women and Children at War/Wartime Life and Culture/The Internment of Japanese Americans/Chinese Americans and the War/The Retreat from Reform
The Defeat of the Axis
The Liberation of France/The Pacific Offensive/The Manhattan Project/Atomic Warfare/Patterns of Popular Culture: The Age of Swing/Where Historians Disagree: The Decision To Drop the Atomic Bomb
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Nine: THE COLD WAR

Origins of the Cold War
Sources of Soviet-American Tension/Wartime Diplomacy/Yalta
The Collapse of the Peace
The Failure of Potsdam/The China Problem/The Containment Doctrine/The Marshall Plan/Mobilization at Home/The Road to NATO/Reevaluating Cold War Policy
American Politics and Society After the War
The Problems of Reconversion/The Fair Deal Rejected/The Election of 1948/The Fair Deal Revived/The Nuclear Age
The Korean War
The Divided Peninsula/From Invasion to Stalemate/Limited Mobilization
The Crusades Against Subversion
HUAC and Alger Hiss/The Federal Loyalty Program and the Rosenberg Case/McCarthyism/The Republican Revival/Where Historians Disagree: Origins of the Cold War/Where Historians Disagree: McCarthyism
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Thirty: THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY

"The Economic Miracle"
Sources of Economic Growth/The Rise of the Modern West/The New Economics/Capital and Labor/The Explosion of Science and Technology/Medical Breakthroughs/Pesticides/Postwar Electronic Research/Postwar Computer Technology/Bombs, Rockets, and Missiles/The Space Program
People of Plenty
Consumer Culture/The Suburban Nation/The Suburban Family/The Birth of Television/Travel, Outdoor Recreation, and Environmentalism/Organized Society and Its Detractors/Rock 'N Roll
The "Other America"
On the Margins of the Affluent Society/Rural Poverty/The Inner Cities
The Rise of the Civil Rights Movement
The Brown Decision and 'Massive Resistance'/The Expanding Movement/Causes of the Civil Rights Movement
Eisenhower Republicanism
'What Was Good for 'General Motors'/The Survival of the Welfare State/The Decline of McCarthyism
Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Cold War
Dulles and 'Massive Retaliation'/France, America, and Vietnam/Cold War Crises/Europe and the Soviet Union/The U-2 Crises/The American Environment: The Landscape and the Automobile/Patterns of Popular Culture: Lucy and Desi
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Thirty-One: THE ORDER OF LIBERALISM

Expanding the Liberal State
John Kennedy/Lyndon Johnson/The Assault on Poverty/Cities, Schools, and Immigration/Legacies of the Great Society
The Battle for Racial Equality
Expanding Protests/A National Commitment/The Battle for Voting Rights/The Changing Movement/Urban Violence/Black Power/Malcolm X
"Flexible Response" and the Cold War
Diversifying Foreign Policy/Confrontations with the Soviet Union/Johnson and the World
The Agony of Vietnam
The First Indochina War/Geneva and the Two Vietnams/America and Diem/From Aid to Intervention/The Quagmire/The War at Home
The Traumas of 1968
The Tet Offensive/The Political Challenge/The King and Kennedy Assassinations/The Conservative Response/Patterns of Popular Culture: The Folk-Music Revival/Where Historians Disagree: The Vietnam Commitment
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Thirty-Two: THE CRISIS OF AUTHORITY

The Youth Culture
The New Left/The Counterculture
The Mobilization of Minorities
Seeds of Indian Militancy/The Indian Civil Rights Movement/Latino Activism/Challenging the 'Melting Pot' Ideal/Gay Liberation
The New Feminism
The Rebirth/Women's Liberation/Expanding Achievement/The Abortion Controversy/Environmentalism in a Turbulent Society/The Science of Ecology/Environmental Advocacy/Environmental Degradation/Earth Day and Beyond
Nixon, Kissinger, and the War
Vietnamization/Escalation/'Peace with Honor'/Defeat in Indochina/Nixon, Kissinger, and the World/China and the Soviet Union/The Problems of Multipolarity
Politics and Economics Under Nixon
Domestic Initiatives/From the Warren Court to the Nixon Court/The Election of 1972/The Troubled Economy/The Nixon Response
The Watergate Crisis
The Scandals/The Fall of Richard Nixon/Patterns of Popular Culture: Rock Music in the Sixties/Where Historians Disagree: Watergate The American Environment: Silent Spring
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Thirty-Three: From 'The Age of Limits: to the Age of Reagan'

Politics and Diplomacy After Watergate
The Ford Custodianship/The Trials of Jimmy Carter/Human Rights and National Interests/The Year of the Hostages
The Rise of the New American Right
The Sunbelt and Its Politics/Religious Revivalism/The Emergence of the New Right/The Tax Revolt/The Campaign of 1980
The "Reagan Revolution"
The Reagan Coalition/Reagan in the White House/'Supply Side' Economics/The Fiscal Crisis/Reagan and the World/The Election of 1984
America and the Waning of the Cold War
The Fall of the Soviet Union/Reagan and Gorbachev/The Fading of the Reagan Revolution/The Election of 1988/The Bush Presidency/The Gulf War/The Election of 1992/Patterns of Popular Culture: The Mall
Conclusion
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography

Chapter Thirty-Four: MODERN TIMES

A Resurgence of Partisanship
Launching the Clinton Presidency/The Republican Resurgence/The Election of 1996/Clinton Triumphant and Embattled/Impeachment, Acquittal, and Resurgence
The Election of 2000
The Second Bush Presidency/The Economic Boom/From 'Stagflaration' to Growth/The Two-Tiered Economy/Globalization/Science and Technology in the New Economy/The Personal Computer/The Internet/Breakthroughs in Genetics
A Changing Society
The Graying of America/New Patterns of Immigration and Ethnicity/The Black Middle Class/Poor and Working-Class African Americans/Patterns of Popular Culture/Modern Plagues: Drugs and AIDS/The Decline in Crime
A Contested Culture
Battles over Feminism and Abortion/The Changing Left and the Growth of Environmentalism/The Fragmentation of Mass Culture/The 'Culture Wars'
The Perils of Globalization
Opposing the 'New World Order'/Defending Orthodoxy/The Rise of Terrorism/A New Era?
Conclusion
Patterns of Popular Culture: Rap
Significant Events
for Further Reference
Bibliography
Appendices
Maps
The United States
Topographical Map of the United States
The World
United States Territorial Expansion, 1783-1898
Documents and Tables
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
Presidential Elections
Vice Presidents and Cabinet Members
Population of the United States, 1790-1993
Employment, 1870-1992
Production, Trade, and Federal Spending/Debt, 1790-1992
List of Illustrations
List of Maps
List of Charts
Index

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