America's Promise: A Concise History of the United States, Volumen2

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - 502 páginas
America's Promise is a concise, highly readable introduction toAmerican History. Designed to clearly explain major themes and events, it also captures the rich and often amusing character of the American people. The strong narrative emphasizes public life and how individuals constructed public structures in which they lived and worked. Including the latest scholarship in social, cultural, and political history, the work integrates the history and importance of women and minorities.To aid students in learning and reviewing, each chapter begins with apreview of the main ideas that will be discussed and ends with a conclusionthat reinforces the key concepts. Rather than being simply declaratory signposts, section headings highlight main ideas and help carry along thenarrative. A glossary defines main terms, and a timeline helps students keep track of events. Selected readings are also included to encourage further reading and study. Finally, carefully selected illustrations and maps portray, pinpoint, and illuminate important episodes in American history. The most concise and competitively priced book available, America's Promise is a breath of fresh air in the introductory market.

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Preface
297
Acknowledgments
299
Reconstruction 18631877
302
The Frontier and
322
Industry and Labor in
342
The Structure of
373
Immigrants and the City
397
Depression Protest
422
158 4779750
559
27
577
28
600
29
622
The Reagan Revolution
647
America Enters the
670
Appendix
1
The Constitution of
5

America Acquires an Empire
441
The Progressive Years
464
OCIALISM IS
483
23
489
24
509
Life
515
8C
530
Appendix III
20
Population for Selected
21
Presidential Elections
22
Chronology
26
Glossary
37
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William J. Rorabaugh is professor of history at the University ofWashington, Seattle. He is the author of The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition, The Craft Apprentice: From Franklin to the Machine Age, Berkeley at War: The 1960's and Kennedy and the Promise ofthe Sixties. Donald T. Critchlow is professor of history at Saint Louis University. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Policy History, and the author of a number of books, including Intended Consequences: Birth Control, Abortion, and the Federal Government andStudebaker: The Life and Death of an American Corporation. Paula Baker is associate professor of history at the Ohio State University and is the author of The Moral Framework of Public Life: Gender, Politics,and the State in Rural New York, 1870-1930, editor of Money and Politics and co-editor of Major Problems in American History since 1945.

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