Summary: This popular two-volume series presents an anthology of primary documents, letters, and articles in which participants and contemporary observers express their opinions, make their observations, and reach their conclusions about events and issues of their own day that affected the nation and the American society as a whole. Updated throughout with new material and fresh perspectives, the texts continue to stimulate critical thinking and promote active learning about American history
leading students to reject received ideas when appropriate, relate the past to their own experience, and reach conclusions on the basis of evidence.
Summary: This popular two-volume series presents an anthology of primary documents, letters, and articles in which participants and contemporary observers express their opinions, make their observations, and reach their conclusions about events and issues of their own day that affected the nation and the American society as a whole. Updated throughout with new material and fresh perspectives, the texts continue to stimulate critical thinking and promote active learning about American history leading students to reject received ideas when appropriate, relate the past to their own experience, and reach conclusions on the basis of evidence. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:4TH 05 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Prentice Hall, Inc. Published: 07/07/2004 International: No
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Harsh Versus Lenient Victors (1865). The White South Responds (1865, 1866, 1868, 1874). The Black Response (1865, 1868, 1866).
2. An Urban and Industrial Nation.
The Industrial Status Quo Defended (1883). The Industrial Worker (1885, 1878). Labor Rejects Capitalism (1912). The Cities Acclaimed (1905). The Cities Deplored (1890). City Government (1905).
3. The Last West and Populism.
The Mining Frontier (1864). The Buffalo Destroyed (1876-1877). The Cattle Kingdom (1888). Native Americans (1877, 1881). The Populist Party Platform (1892). William Allen White and the Kansas Populists (1896).
4. Outward Thrust.
Racial Destiny (1885). Race and Power (1903). Manhood and Imperialism (1899). Trade and Markets (1900). The Anti-Imperialists (1899).
5. The Progressive Impulse.
The Danger of Concentrated Wealth (1912, 1913). Conservation and Efficiency (1908, 1912). Social Justice Progressivism (1892, 1906, 1908).
6. Race and Ethnicity.
The Great Migration: The Dark Side (1905,1919). Black Americans Respond (1905, 1923). The New Immigration and American Toleration (1912, 1916). Asian-American Immigration (1882, 1908).
7. World War I.
The Submarine Dimension (1915). Voices for Intervention (1915). Opponents of Intervention (1917). Idealism and Disillusionment (1918, 1920).
8. The Twenties' Cultural War.
Sacco-Vanzetti (1927). The Ku Klux Klan (1924, 1921). Wets Versus Drys (1915, 1924).
9. The New Deal.
Roosevelt Explains His Policies (1934). The New Deal and the "Common Man" (1934, 1936). Attack from the Right (1932, 1936). Thunder from the Left (1934).
10. World War II.
Isolationism (1935, 1939). Interventionists (1935). America First Versus Aid to Britain (1940, 1941). Undeclared War (1941). A New American Internationalism (1941).
11. The Fifties.
Suburbia (1955, 1954, 1950). The Red Scare (1950).
12. The Cold War.
The Soviet Menace, The Truman Doctrine, The Marshall Plan, and Massive Relatiation (1947, 1954). A Military-Industrial Complex? Economic Aspects of the Cold War (1949, 1959, 1981).
13. The Civil Rights Revolution.
School Desegregation (1954, 1963, 1965). Christian Love Versus Racial Anger (1964, 1967).
14. The Great Society.
Defenders (1964). The Attack from the Right (1964). The Attack from the Left (1962).
15. The New Feminism.
The National Organization for Women's Bill of Rights (1967). Radical Feminism (1969, 1968). The Counterattack (1972).
16. The Vietnam War.
The Hawk Position (1954, 1964, 1965). The North Vietnamese Analyze American Intervention (1965). The Antiwar Movement Strikes Back (1965, 1966).
The Tapes (1972). Nixon Defends Himself (1973). The Vote for Impeachment (1974).
18. The Reagan Revolution and Conservative Ascendancy.
The New Right (1981, 1978). The Liberals Hit Back (1982).
19. The New Environmentalism.
The Ecology Ethic (1980, 1981). The Business Perspective (1972).
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