The New American History

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Eric Foner
Temple University Press, 1997 - History - 397 pages
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Originally released in 1990, The New American Historyedited for the American Historical Association by Eric Foner, has become an indispensable volume for teachers and students. In essays that chart the shifts in interpretation within their fields, some of our most prominent American historians survey the key works and themes in the scholarship of the last three decades. Along with substantially revised essays from the first edition, this volume presents three entirely new ones - on intellectual history, the history of the West, and the histories of the family and sexuality. The second edition of The New American Historyreflects, in Foner's words, "the continuing vitality and creativity of the study of the past, how traditional fields are being expanded and redefined even as new ones are created." Author note: Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. He is the author of numerous books, including Reconstruction, 1863-1877which was awarded the Bancroft Prize.
  

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Contents

Ideology Politics and
31
Society Politics and the Market Revolution 18151848
61
Contents
85
Public Life in Industrial America 18771917
107
Prosperity Depression and War 19201945
133
America since 1945
159
MAJOR THEMES IN THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
179
Western History
203
Social History
231
U S Womens History
257
The History of the Family and the History of Sexuality
285
AfricanAmerican History
311
American Labor History
333
Ethnicity and Immigration
353
U S Diplomatic History 17501945
375
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Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. He is the author of numerous books, including Reconstruction, 1863-1877, which was awarded the Bancroft Prize.

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