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The new edition of this classic text on modern U.S. history brings the story of contemporary America into the second decade of the twenty-first century with new coverage of the Obama presidency and the 2012 elections. Written by three highly respected scholars, the book seamlessly blends political, social, cultural, intellectual, and economic themes into an authoritative and readable account of our increasingly complex national story. The seventh edition retains its affordability and conciseness while continuing to add the most recent scholarship. Each chapter contains a special feature section devoted to cultural topics including the arts and architecture, sports and recreation, technology and education. Adding to the readers' learning experience is the addition of web links to each of these features, providing numerous complementary visual study tools. These links become live, and illustrations appear in full color, in the ebook edition. An American Century instructor site provides instructors who adopt the book with high interest features--illustrations, photos, maps, quizzes, an elaboration of key themes in the book, PowerPoint presentations, and lecture launchers on topics including the Versailles Conference, the "Military-Industrial Complex" Speech by Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Tet Offensive, and the prospects for a Second American Century. In addition, students have free access to a multimedia primary source archive of materials carefully selected to support the themes of each chapter.
Social studies textbook.
This textbook contains unit lessons on: American Beginnings to 1783, 1781-1850 A New Nation, 1825-1877 An Era of Growth and Disunion, 1876-1917 Migration and Industrialization Change Society, 1890-1920 Modern America Emerges, 1920-1940 The Twenties and the Great Depression, 1931-1960 World War II and Its Aftermath, 1954-1975 Living with Great Turmoil, and 1968-1996 Nearing the Century Mark.
You live in a nation founded on dreams of freedom, opportunity, and progress. The most enduring of these visions is the American dream--the belief held by most Americans that if they work hard, and play by the rules, then they and their children will be better off.
This textbook on "The Americans" narrates the history of Americans from Beginnings to Passage to a New Century.
America has always been a land of economic opportunity. Blessed with fertile land and abundant resources, this has been a country where anyone who has worked hard has had a chance to prosper. Indeed, American history is full of heartening "rags-to-riches" success stories. Just as inspiring are the heroic struggles of women and minorities who fought to improve their economic prospects.
The book discusses in detail the dramatic events of America's past and uncovers the lives of the people who shaped the nation's history. It helps the reader to understand the nation's heritage,become an informed citizen and a better critical thinker.
You live in a nation founded on dreams of freedom, opportunity, and progress. The most enduring of these visions is the American dream--the belief held by most Americans that if they work hard and play by the rules, then they and their children will be better off.
The Americans focuses on nine themes, described on these pages. As you study U.S. history, you will encounter these and other themes again and again. The Thematic Review on pages 192-197 and the Tracing Themes features organize major events in United States history around these themes.
This is more of a story of the United State laid out in different themes. These themes include: America in world affairs, economic opportunity, science & technology, diversity & the national identity, women & political power, immigration & migration, rights etc
Textbook on American history from Reconstruction to the 21st Century. Chapters include: American Beginnings to 1877, Bridge to the 20th Century (1877-1917), Modern America Emerges (1890-1920), The 1920s and the Great Depression (1919-1940), World War II and its Aftermath (1931-1960), Living with Great Turmoil (1954-1975), and Passage to a New Century (1968-2001).
From the earliest colonial times, the United States has been influenced by the events, people, and forms of government in other nations--and America has influenced world affairs. Today, relationships between the United States and other countries are more critical than ever, as modern communications and transportation have drawn the world closer together.
A Class by Herself explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labor standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the twentieth century, the book tracks the rise and fall of women-only state protective laws--such as maximum hour laws, minimum wage laws, and night work laws--from their roots in progressive reform through the passage of New Deal labor law to the feminist attack on single-sex protective laws in the 1960s and 1970s. Nancy Woloch considers the network of institutions that promoted women-only protective laws, such as the National Consumers' League and the federal Women's Bureau; the global context in which the laws arose; the challenges that proponents faced; the rationales they espoused; the opposition that evolved; the impact of protective laws in ever-changing circumstances; and their dismantling in the wake of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Above all, Woloch examines the constitutional conversation that the laws provoked--the debates that arose in the courts and in the women's movement. Protective laws set precedents that led to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and to current labor law; they also sustained a tradition of gendered law that abridged citizenship and impeded equality for much of the century. Drawing on decades of scholarship, institutional and legal records, and personal accounts, A Class by Herself sets forth a new narrative about the tensions inherent in women-only protective labor laws and their consequences.
Chapter outline and summary, key terms and definitions, identification questions, multiple choice questions, short-answer questions, essay questions and skill-building activities such as map exercises.
This third edition pays attention to the people and cultures of the borderland communities in the South and West, and continues weaving the story of Americans' encounters with the natural environment.
This text ' clear and engaging narrative balances political, social, and cultural history within a clear chronological framework. The Fifth Edition features a thorough revision of the narrative, a complete redesign of the book, and an enhanced art program. The authors explore the enduring vision of the American people, a vision they describe as "a shared determination to live up to the values that give meaning to America." Each chapter has been revised to incorporate the most up-to-date scholarship, with special emphasis placed on technology and public health. "Technology and Culture" boxed features explore the development of new technologies--such as the invention of indoor plumbing and the birth control pill--and their impact on American culture. This edition includes up-to-date scholarship on the experiences of women, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, and Native Americans in the United States.
A students' textbook on Americans.
In 1908 the Supreme Court unanimously upheld an Oregon law that set a ten-hour limit on the workdays of women in factories and laundries. Using lawyers' briefs, arguments over single-sex protective laws, and other major court decisions, Nancy Woloch examines a moment in which constitutional history, women's history, and progressive politics converged.
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