America's Promise: A Concise History of the United States (America's Promise)

America's Promise: A Concise History of the United States (America's Promise)

By: Donald T. Critchlow (author), Paula C. Baker (author), W. J. Rorabaugh (author)Paperback

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In this text, authors William J. Rorabaugh, Donald T. Critchlow, and Paula Baker effectively blend political, social and cultural history to present a balanced portrait of America's past. Designed to emphasize major themes and events, the work also captures the rich and often amusing character of the American people. Extensively revised and expanded from America: A Concise History (Rorabaugh and Critchlow), America's Promise is a succinct, highly readable introduction to American history.

About Author

William J. Rorabaugh is professor of history at the University of Washington, 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 1960s and Kennedy and the Promise of the 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 and Studebaker: 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.


Chapter 15: Reconstruction, 1863-1877 Chapter 16: The Frontier and Westward Expansion Chapter 17: Industry and Labor in the Gilded Age Chapter 18: The Structure of Gilded Age Politics Chapter 19: Immigrants and the City Transform American Society Chapter 20: Depression, Protest, and Politics Chapter 21: America Acquires an Empire Chapter 22: The Progressive Years Chapter 23: Global Power and World War Chapter 24: The Paradox of the 1920s Chapter 25: The Great Depression and the New Deal Chapter 26: A Global Nation: World War II and the Origins of the Cold War Chapter 27: The Cold War Haunts the "Fabulous Fifties" Chapter 28: Decade of Illusion, 1960-1969 Chapter 29: The Tumultuous Years: Nixon-Ford-Carter, 1968-1980 Chapter 30: The Reagan Revolution and its Aftermath Chapter 31: America Enters the Twenty-first Century Appendix I: The Declaration of Independence Appendix II: The Constitution of the United States of America Appendix III: U.S. Population Characteristics Appendix IV: Population for Selected Large Cities Appendix V: Presidential Elections Appendix VI: Chronology Glossary

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742511910
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 502
  • ID: 9780742511910
  • weight: 708
  • ISBN10: 074251191X

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