The American Past: A Survey of American History, Volume II: Since 1865

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Cengage Learning, Jan 20, 2009 - History - 534 pages
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Author Joseph R. Conlin’s award-winning teaching and writing styles are reflected in this colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that have shaped our nation’s past. Organized into short chapters and updated with new insights into recently published research, this text sets the story in a political context, weaving in social, cultural, economic, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military events along the way. Conlin’s popular sidebars and How They Lived vignettes-many of which are new in this edition-bring historical stories to life and emphasize the human and social dimensions of history. With its literary prose style and its unifying voice, THE AMERICAN PAST, Ninth Edition will capture and hold your students’ interest as it guides them on a fascinating, eye-opening walk through the years gone by. Conlin’s text is available in the following volume options: THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY, Comprehensive, (Chapters 1-52), ISBN: 049557287X; VOLUME I: TO 1877, (Chapters 1-24), ISBN: 0495572888; VOLUME II: SINCE 1865, (Chapters 24-52), ISBN: 0495572896.
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Contents

List of Maps
xiii
How They Lived
xv
Preface
xvii
Aftermath The Era of Reconstruction 18631877
399
Patronage and Pork National Politics 18761892
415
Technology Industry and Business Economic Change in the Late Nineteenth Century
429
Living with Leviathan Coping With Big Business and Great Wealth
447
We Who Built America Working People 18601900
461
The New Era When America Was a Business 19231929
646
Hard Times The Great Depression 19301933
659
Rearranging America FDR and the New Deal 19331938
674
Going to War Again America and the World 19331942
688
Their Finest Hours Americans in the Second World War 19421945
704
A Different Kind of World Entering the Nuclear Age 19461952
720
Happy Days Popular Culture in the Fifties 19471963
737
Cold War Strategies The Eisenhower and Kennedy Years 19531963
753

Big City Life Urban America 18651917
479
The Last Frontier Winning and Losing the West 18651900
496
The Nations Bone and Sinew Agriculture and Agrarians 18651896
513
Pivotal Decade McKinley Segregation and Empire 18901901
530
Teddy Roosevelts Americans The Middle Class Comes of Age 18901917
547
A Wave of Reform The Progressives 18901916
565
A Time of Ferment Imperialism and Politics 19011916
582
Over There The United States and World War I 19141918
597
Over Here The Home Front 19171920
614
Troubled Years America After the Great War 19191923
631
Race and Rights The African American Struggle for Civil Equality 19531968
767
Lyndon Johnsons Great Society Reform War Disgrace 19611968
783
Presidents on the Griddle The Nixon Ford and Carter Years 19681980
799
Morning in America The Age of Reagan 19801992
814
Millennium Years Society and Culture in the Later Twentieth Century
830
Only Yesterday Politics and the Economy 19932009
850
Appendix
1
Credits
25
Index
1
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Joseph Conlin was born in Philadelphia and educated at Villanova University (A.B.) and the University of Wisconsin (M.A., Ph.D.). He taught American history at half a dozen colleges and universities, spending most of his career at California State University, Chico. He was a Fulbright Professor in Rome and Salzburg and was twice Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Social History Centre at Warwick University, England. For 30 years (60 semesters), with a few subtracted for sabbaticals, he taught between one and four sections of the United States history survey course each term, a total of about 200 times. He won four awards for excellence in teaching. Conlin has written a dozen books, about 70 articles in scholarly journals and magazines of popular history, some 100 book reviews in a variety of journals, and more newspaper journalism than he can or cares to remember. Several of his published essays and one book were awarded "best of the year" prizes.

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