Lives and Times: Individuals and Issues in American History: Since 1865

Lives and Times: Individuals and Issues in American History: Since 1865

By: Robert C. Cottrell (author), Blaine T. Browne (author)Paperback

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Lives and Times is a biographical reader designed to acquaint students with major issues in American history through the lives of individuals, prominent and otherwise, whose activities and ideas were crucial in shaping the course of the nation's history. Employing a narrative style, each volume consists of thirteen chapters in which the lives of two individuals are examined in the broader context of major historical themes. Readers will find not only a diversity of individuals profiled, but also themes spanning political, economic, social, cultural, intellectual and military history. This combined biographical/thematic approach provides the reader with more extensive biographical information and a fuller examination of key issues than is commonly offered in core texts. Each chapter also offers study questions and a bibliography.

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Blaine T. Browne is professor of history at Broward College. Robert C. Cottrell is professor of history at California State University. Together, they have co-authored Uncertain Order: The World in the Twentieth Century, Lives and Legacies: Biographies in Western Civilization, and Modern American Lives: Biographies in American History since 1945.


Preface Introduction Chapter 1: A New Birth of Freedom Deferred: Benjamin R. Tillman, Ida B. Wells Chapter 2: Final Frontiers, Vanishing Americans: Geronimo, Helen Hunt Jackson Chapter 3: Wealth and Social Justice in the Industrial Age: Andrew Carnegie, Mary Harris "Mother" Jones Chapter 4: Progressive America in the World: Woodrow Wilson, Randolph Bourne Chapter 5: Popular Culture in the New Era: Babe Ruth, Louis Armstrong Chapter 6: Defending Democracy in Hard Times: Floyd Olson, Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter 7: Questions of Loyalty in Peace and War: Charles Lindbergh, J. Robert Oppenheimer Chapter 8: Defining Dissent in Cold War America: Paul Robeson, Pat McCarran Chapter 9: New Frontiers in Activism: Rachel Carson, Betty Friedan Chapter 10: Racial Justice: Thought and Action: James Baldwin, Stokely Carmichael Chapter 11: The Agony of Vietnam: Robert McNamara, David Halberstam Chapter 12: The New Right: Root and Branch: William F. Buckley Jr., Ronald Reagan Chapter 13: Uncertain Times: America Enters the 21st Century: George W. Bush, Barack Obama

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/11/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780742561946
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 334
  • ID: 9780742561946
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 0742561941

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