Retrieving the American Past

Retrieving the American Past : A Customized U.S. History Reader, Revised Edition

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A supplemental reader for courses in American History. Written and developed by leading historians and educators, this on-demand history database offers the freedom and flexibility to compile a customized U.S. History reader from 59 compelling modules. Approximately 35 pages in length, each module includes an introduction, several primary documents and secondary sources, follow-up questions, and recommendations for further reading. Instructors simply decide which modules to include and the order in which they will appear. Pearson Custom Publishing compiles the book, adds a custom title page and table of contents, and ships the bound books directly to the school bookstore within four to six weeks.
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  • Paperback
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Addison Wesley
  • Boston, United States
  • 0130257745
  • 9780130257741

Table of contents

PRE-COLONIAL TO 1600. The Historical Legacies of Christopher Columbus. COLONIAL: 1600-1763. Indians' New World: Native Americans After Eur. Invasion, 1585-1783. What Did It Mean to Be a Puritan? The Causes of Bacon's Rebellion. The Salem Witchcraft Scare. Violent Crime in Early America. Marriage in the Eighteenth Century. Colonial American Political Culture: Deference or Democracy? REVOLUTION AND EARLY NATIONAL: 1763-1820. The Role of Religion in the Coming of the Revolution. The Radicalism of the American Revolution. Women and the American Revolution: Republican Motherhood. Why the British Lost the Revolutionary War. The Struggle Over the Constitution: Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists. Jeffersonian Republicans vs. Federalists: Struggle Over Sedition Act. The War of 1812. ANTEBELLUM: 1820-1860. Andrew Jackson and Cherokee Removal. Growing Up in Nineteenth-Century America. Transcendentalism. The First Women's Rights Movement. Manifest Destiny. Women on the Frontier. Artisans to Factory Hands: The Beginnings of an Industrial Society. World of the Slaves: The Roots of Modern African American Culture. Nat Turner and Slave Resistance. Abolitionism. CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION: 1860-1877. Women at War: The Role of Women in the Crisis of the Union. Why Union Soldiers Fought. The Decision for Emancipation. The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson. The Struggle for Black Rights during Reconstruction. THE GILDED AGE: 1877-1900. Transformation, Endurance, and Rejuvenation of Native American Societies, 1870-1995. The Rise of Big Business and the Persistence of Small Business in American Industry, 1850-1920. The Age of Industrial Violence. Irony and Paradox: Farmer Discontent in the Late 1800s. PROGRESSIVE ERA: 1890-1920. The Emergence of the Modern Labor Movement. The Debate Over Annexing the Philippines, 1898-1900. The Grueling Battle for Woman Suffrage. The Temperance and Prohibition Movement. The Industrial City. The First Sexual Revolution. THE INTERWAR PERIOD: 1914-1945. A Clash of Cultures in the 1910s and 1920s. Hoover, the "Associative State" and the Great Depression. New Deal Liberalism. United States Entry into World War II. The Expulsion and Relocation of Japanese Americans in World War II. Mobilizing Women for War, 1941-1945. POST-WAR AMERICA: 1945-1965. The Origins of the Cold War. Anti-Communism at Home: The Second Red Scare. American Life in the 1950s. The Feminine Mystique and the Organization Man. Nonviolence and the Civil Rights Movement. Television as a Social Force. CONTEMPORARY AMERICA: 1965-PRESENT. The Environmental Movement. Why the United States Lost the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Era Antiwar Movement. Dissent in the 1960s: Definitions and Context. The Resurgence of Feminism. The Rise of the Gay and Lesbian Movement. Did the United States Cease to be a Middle Class Nation in the 1980s?
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