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American Pageant : A History of the Republic, Volume II (Text Only)

American Pageant : A History of the Republic, Volume II (Text Only) - 11th edition

American Pageant : A History of the Republic, Volume II (Text Only) - 11th edition

ISBN13: 9780669397307

ISBN10: 066939730X

American Pageant : A History of the Republic, Volume II (Text Only) by Thomas A. Bailey, David M. Kennedy and Lizabeth Cohen - ISBN 9780669397307
Edition: 11TH 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
International: No
American Pageant : A History of the Republic, Volume II (Text Only) by Thomas A. Bailey, David M. Kennedy and Lizabeth Cohen - ISBN 9780669397307

ISBN13: 9780669397307

ISBN10: 066939730X

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The American Pageant has long enjoyed a deserved reputation as one of the most accessible, popular, and effective textbooks in the field of American history. The eleventh edition, written by authors David Kennedy and Lizabeth Cohen, preserve the basic features that have made the text unique, while incorporating the rich new scholarship in social, economic, cultural and intellectual history that has appeared since the last edition.

New to the 11th edition are enhanced discussions of the roles of women, expanded treatment of working-class life, a thoroughly updated account of the Reconstruction, substantial coverage of African American and Native American history, and careful investigation of social, political, and cultural themes in the post-World War II period.

  • To help students understand the complexity of the past, The American Pageant is now divided into six parts, each with a part introduction that sets the period into context.
  • The Varying Viewpoints essays, which offer overviews of the scholarly debates that have surrounded major historical issues and encourage students to think critically about ways historians disagree, have been consolidated into more substantial discussions of 22 major controversies in U.S. history.
  • Five new Makers of America essays--which focus on the diverse groups that make up America's pluralistic society--cover the Loyalists during the Revolution, the pioneers of the old Northwest, the Oneida Community, the Knights of Labor, and the suburbanites of the post-World War II era.
  • A contemporary new design and revised map program further enhance the book's clarity and vividness.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Volume 2 Contents:

III. Forging an Industrial Society

24. Politics in the Gilded Age, 1869-1889

Ulysses S. Grant, soldier-president
Corruption and reform in the post-Civil War era
The depression of the 1870's
Political parties and partisans
The Compromise of 1877 and the end of Reconstruction
Class conflict and ethnic clashes
Civil-service reform
Grover Cleveland and the tariff
Makers of America: The Chinese

25. Industry Comes of Age, 1865-1900

The railroad boom
Speculators and financiers
Early efforts at government regulation
Lords of industry
Industry in the South
The laboring class
The rise of trade unions
Makers of America: The Knights of Labor
Varying Viewpoints: Industrialization: Boom or Blight?

26. America Moves to the City, 1865-1900

The rise of the city
Skyscrapers, tenements, and suburbs
The "New Immigrants"
Settlement houses and social workers
New jobs for women
Nativists and immigration restriction
Churches in the city
Black leaders: Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois
Literary achievements
The urban family
The "New Woman" and the new morality
Art, music, and entertainment in urban America
Makers of America: The Italians

27. The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution, 1865-1890

The conquest of the Indians
The mining and cattle frontiers
Free lands and fraud
The industrialization of agriculture
Frontier, West, and nation
The Populist protest
Makers of America: The Plains Indians
Varying Viewpoints: Was the West Really "Won"?

28. The Revolt of the Debtor, 1889-1900

President Harrison and the "Billion-Dollar Congress"
Challenge from the People's Party
Cleveland regains the White House, 1892
The panic of 1893
The Pullman strike, 1894
The Wilson-Gorman Tariff, 1894
Bryan versus McKinley, 1896
Varying Viewpoints: The Populists: Radicals or Reactionaries?

29. The Path of Empire, 1890-1899

The sources of American expansionism
Cleveland and the Venezuelan boundary dispute, 1895-1896
The explosion of the Maine, February 15, 1898
The Spanish-American War, 1898
The liberation of Cuba
Acquiring Hawaii (1898), Puerto Rico (1898), and the Philippines (1899)
Makers of America: The Puerto Ricans

V. Struggling for Justice at Home and Abroad

30. America on the World Stage, 1899-1909

Crushing the Filipino insurrection
The Open Door notes, 1899 and 1900
TR becomes president, 1901
The Panama Canal
The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
Roosevelt and the Far East
Makers of America: The Filipinos
Varying Viewpoints: Why Did America Become a World Power?

31. Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt, 1901-1912

The muckrakers
The politics of progressivism
Women battle for the vote and against the saloon
Roosevelt, labor, and the trusts
Consumer protection
Roosevelt's legacy
The troubled presidency of William Howard Taft
Taft's "dollar diplomacy"
Roosevelt breaks with Taft

32. Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad, 1912-1916

The election of 1912: The New Freedom versus the New Nationalism
Wilson, the tariff, the banks, and the trusts
Wilson's diplomacy in Mexico
War in Europe and American neutrality
The re-election of Wilson, 1916
Varying Viewpoints: Who Were the Progressives?

33. The War to End War, 1917-1918

German submarines push America into war, 1917
Wilsonian idealism and the Fourteen Points
Propaganda and civil liberties
Workers, blacks, and women on the home front
Drafting soldiers
The American Expeditionary Force fights in France
Wilsonian peacemaking at Paris
The Senate rejects the Versailles Treaty
Varying Viewpoints: Woodrow Wilson: Realist or Idealist?

34. American Life in the Roaring Twenties, 1919-1929

The "red scare," 1919-1920
Immigration restriction, 1921-1924
Prohibition and gangsterism
The emergence of a mass-consumption economy
The automobile age
Radio and the movies
Music and literature in the "delirious decade"
The economic boom
Makers of America: The Poles

35. The Politics of Boom and Bust, 1920-1932

The Republicans return to power, 1921
Disarmament and isolation
The Harding scandals
Calvin Coolidge's foreign policies
The international debt snarl
Herbert Hoover, cautious progressive
The great crash, 1929
Hoover and the Great Depression
Aggression in Asia
"Good Neighbors" in Latin America

36. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1933-1938

The Hundred Days Congress, 1933
The National Recovery Administration, 1933-1935
The Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 1933-1936
The Social Security Act, 1935
The election of 1936 and the "Roosevelt coalition"
The Supreme Court fight, 1937
Makers of America: The Dust Bowl Migrants
Varying Viewpoints: How Radical Was the New Deal?

37. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shadow of War, 1933-1941

Roosevelt's early foreign policies
German and Japanese aggression
The Neutrality Acts, 1935-1939
The destroyer-bases deal with Britain, 1940
The Lend-Lease Act, 1941
The Atlantic Charter, 1941
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
Makers of America: Refugees from the Holocaust

38. America in World War II, 1941-1945

The internment of Japanese-Americans
The war ends the New Deal
Mobilizing the economy
Women in wartime
The war's effect on African-Americans, Native Americans, and Mexican-Americans
The economic and social impact of war
Turning the Japanese tide in the Pacific
Campaigns in North Africa (1942) and Italy (1943)
"D-Day" in Normandy (France), June 6, 1944
Germany surrenders, May 1945
The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 1945
Makers of America: The Japanese
Makers of America: The Great African-American Migration
Varying Viewpoints: World War II: Triumph or Tragedy?

VI. Creating Modern America

39. The Cold War Begins, 1945-1952

Postwar prosperity
The rise of the "Sunbelt"
The rush to the suburbs
The postwar baby boom
Harry S. Truman as president
The Yalta Conference, February 1945
Origins of the Cold War
The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the United Nations
The containment doctrine
The Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and NATO
Anti-communism at home
The outbreak of the Korean War, 1950
Makers of America: The Suburbanites
Varying Viewpoints: Who Was to Blame for the Cold War?

40. The Eisenhower Era, 1952-1960

The election of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1952
The menace of McCarthyism
Desegregating the South
Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and the seeds of the civil rights revolution
The emergence of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Eisenhower Republicanism
The Suez Canal crisis, 1956
The space race and other contests with the Soviet Union
John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon for the presidency, 1960
Changing economic roles for men and women
The flowering of consumer culture in the 1950s
Postwar literature

41. The Stormy Sixties, 1960-1968

The Kennedy spirit
The abortive Bay of Pigs invasion (1961) and the missile crisis (1962) in Cuba
The struggle for civil rights
Kennedy assassinated, November 22, 1963
Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Great Society
The civil rights revolution explodes
The Vietnam disaster
The election of Richard Nixon, 1968
The cultural upheaval of the 1960s
Varying Viewpoints: The Sixties: Constructive or Destructive?

42. The Stalemated Seventies, 1968-1980

The end of the postwar economic boom
Nixon and the Vietnam War
New policies toward the Soviet Union and China
Nixon and the Supreme Court
Nixon's Domestic Program
Nixon trounces McGovern, 1972
The Watergate scandal
Israelis, Arabs, and oil
Nixon resigns, August 9, 1974
The Ford interlude
The election of Jimmy Carter, 1976
Carter's diplomatic successes in Panama and the Middle East
The energy crisis and inflation
The Iranian hostage humiliation
Makers of America: The Vietnamese

43. The Resurgence of Conservatism, 1980-1996

The "new right" and Reagan's election, 1980
Budget battles and tax cuts
Reagan and the Soviets
Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan, and the thawing of the Cold War
The Iran-contra scandal
Reagan's economic legacy
Reagan and the "social issues"
The election of George Bush, 1988
The collapse of communism in Eastern Europe
The dissolution of the Soviet Union, 1991
The Persian Gulf War, 1991
Bush's battles at home
The election of Bill Clinton, 1992
The Republicans win control of Congress, 1994
The re-election of Clinton, 1996
Varying Viewpoints: Where Did Modern Conservatism Come From?

44. The American People Face a New Century

The past and the future
The emergence of a "post-industrial" economy
The feminist revolution
The transformation of the family
The newest immigrants
Cities and suburbs
Minorities in modern America
American culture at century's end
The American prospect
Makers of America: The Latinos


Declaration of Independence
Constitution of the United States of America
An American Profile: The United States and Its People
Population, Percentage Change, and Racial Composition for the United States, 1790-1990
Population Density and Distribution, 1790-1990
Changing Characteristics of the U.S. Population
Changing Life-styles in the Twentieth Century
Characteristics of the U.S. Labor Force
Leading Economic Sectors
Per Capita Disposable Personal Income in Constant (1987) Dollars, 1940-1994
Comparative Tax Burdens
Value of Imports by Place of Origin
Value of U.S. Exports by Destination
The U.S. Balance of Trade, 1900-1994
Tariff Levies on Dutiable Imports, 1821-1994
Gross Domestic Product in Current and Constant (1995) Dollars
Presidential Elections
Presidents and Vice Presidents
Admission of States
Estimates of Total Costs and Number of Battle Deaths of Major U.S. Wars