America's History, Volume 2: Since 1865

America's History, Volume 2: Since 1865

David Brody, James A. Henretta, Lynn Dumenil, Susan Ware

Language: English

Pages: 686

ISBN: 2:00069505

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

"How did that happen?" students wonder about their past. America’s History provides a clear explanation. Instructors rely on America’s History to help them teach that history matters — this means helping their students understand not only what happened, but also why. For the new, sixth edition, the authors took a hard look at all aspects of their text, considered what worked and what didn’t, and crafted a broad revision plan that demonstrates, once again, their unmatched commitment to America’s History. The hallmark of the revision is a thorough reconsideration of the post-1945 period that incorporates new scholarship and makes sense of the recent past, but America’s History, Sixth Edition offers much more. This includes additional narrative changes in both volumes, a new in-text feature program based on written and visual primary documents in every chapter, and a host of new and improved pedagogic features. With its clear exposition, insightful analysis and in-text sources, America’s History, gives instructors and students everything they need.





















colorless Benjamin Harrison on a routine platform. What was all the excitement about? Cultural Politics: Party, Religion, and Ethnicity In the late nineteenth century, politics was a vibrant part of the nation’s culture. America “is a land of conventions and assemblies,” a journalist noted, Apago PDF Enhancer The Presidential B.B. Club (1888) On the left Grover Cleveland is the baseman; at center Benjamin Harrison is at bat; and on the right Cleveland tags Harrison out — not, alas, the right

settlement” no longer existed: The country’s “unsettled area has been so broken into . . . that there can hardly be said to be a frontier line.” Apago PDF Enhancer Eighteen-ninety also marked the year the country surpassed Great Britain in the production of iron and steel. Newspapers carried reports of Indian wars and industrial strikes in the same edition. The last tragic episode in the suppression of the Plains Indians, the massacre at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, occurred only eighteen months

course, worked in both directions, so that students should bear in mind as they read Chapters 17 and 18 the West’s role in fostering the nation’s industrializing economy and urban growth. The West also had a distinctive impact on American politics, driving the Populist movement in the 1890s (Chapter 19) and strongly influencing progressivism after 1900 (Chapter 20). In the twentieth century the West becomes increasingly absorbed in the national narrative, but students should be watchful for where

also reflected a deepening divergence of labor philosophies. Samuel Gompers Apago PDF Enhancer This is a photograph of the labor leader in his forties Samuel Gompers and Pure-and-Simple Unionism. On the union side, the key figure was Samuel Gompers, a Dutch -Jewish cigar maker whose family had emigrated, via London, to New York in 1863. Gompers was a worker-intellectual, a familiar type in the craft trades, little educated, but widely read and engaged by ideas. Gompers always contended that

pride in nationally prominent pastors, such as Henry Ward Beecher of Plymouth Congregational Church in Brooklyn or Phillips Brooks of Trinity Episcopal Church in Boston. But the eminence of these churches, with their fashionable congregations and imposing edifices, could not disguise the growing remoteness of traditional Protestantism from much of its urban constituency. “Where is the city in which the Sabbath day is not losing ground?” lamented a minister in 1887. The families of businessmen,

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