American Horizons: Volume 2: Since 1865

Paperback | December 10, 2014

byMichael Schaller, Robert Schulzinger, John BezIs-Selfa

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This is the only U.S. History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context, using the frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective thatseamlessly contextualizes American events within the wider world.

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This is the only U.S. History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context, using the frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective thatseamlessly contextualizes American events withi...

Michael Schaller is Regents Professor of History at the University of Arizona. Robert Schulzinger is College of Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction of History and International Affairs at the University of Colorado in Boulder. John Bezis-Selfa is Associate Professor and Chair of History at Wheaton College. Janette Thomas Greenw...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 10.79 × 8.5 × 0.07 inPublished:December 10, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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MapsFeaturesPrefaceSupplementsAcknowledgementsAbout the Authors15. Reconstructing America, 1865-1877 (overlapping chapter from Volume I)The Year of Jubilee, 1865- African American Families- Southern Whites and the Problem of Defeat- Emancipation in Comparative PerspectiveDT Shaping Reconstruction, 1865-1868- Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction- The Fight over Reconstruction- The Civil War Amendments and American Citizenship- Congressional ReconstructionReconstruction in the South, 1866-1876- African American Life in the Postwar South- Republican Governments in the Postwar South- Cotton, Merchants, and the LienThe End of Reconstruction, 1877- The Ku Klux Klan and Reconstruction Violence- Northern Weariness and Northern Conservatism- Legacies of ReconstructionGlobal Passages: Irish-Americans and the Fenian Struggle16. Forging a Transcontinental Nation, 1877-1900Meeting Ground of Many People- Changing Patterns of Migration- Mexican Borders- Chinese ExclusionMapping the West- The Federal Frontier- Promotion and Memory- The Culture of Collective ViolenceExtractive Economies and Global Commodities- Mining and Labor- Business Travelers- Railroads, Time, and Space- Industrial Ranching- Corporate CowboysClearing the Land and Cleansing the Wilderness- Conflict and Resistance- Education for Assimilation- The Destruction of the Buffalo- The Dawes Act and Survival- Tourism, Parks, and ForestsGlobal Passages: Settler Societies and Indigenous Peoples17. A New Industrial and Labor Order, 1877-1900Global Webs of Industrial Capitalism- The New Industrial Order- U.S. Industrial Growth in Global Context- Combinations and Concentrations of Wealth- Markets and ConsumerismWork and the Workplace- Global Migrations- Blue Collar and White Collar Workers- Regimentation and Scientific Management- Working Conditions and Wages- Economic Convulsions and Hard Times- Women and Children in the WorkplaceWorkers Fight Back- The Great Railroad Strike of 1877- Organizing Strategies and Labor Violence- The Farmers Organize- The Labor Movement in Global ContextThe New Industrial Order: Defense and Dissent- Defending the New Order- Critiquing the New OrderGlobal Passage: Titled Americans18. Cities, Immigrants, Culture, and Politics, 1877-1900Urbanization- The Growth of Cities- The Peopling of American Cities- Types of Cities- Cities Transformed and "Sorted Out"Global Migrations- A Worldwide Migration- "America Fever" and the "New" Immigration- The "Immigrant Problem"- The Round-Trip to AmericaStreets Paved with Gold?- Surviving in "The Land of Bosses and Clocks"- Creating Community- Becoming AmericanThe Promise and Peril of City Life- A World of Opportunity- A World of CrisesTackling Urban Problems- City Missions and Charity Organizations- The Settlement House Movement- Creating Healthy Urban EnvironmentsChallenges to the Politics of Stalemate- Key Issues- Ethnicity, Gender, and Political Culture- The Populist Challenge- The Election of 1896Global Passage: Immigrants Who Returned19. The United States Expands Its Reach, 1892-1912The New Imperialism- A Global Grab for Colonies- Race, Empire, Bibles, and Businessmen- Precedent for American Empire- The Crises of the 1890sThe United States Flexes Its Muscles- Latin America- Hawaii- The Cuban Crisis- "A Splendid Little War"The Complications of Empire- Cuba and Puerto Rico- The Philippines- The Debate over Empire- The American-Philippine War- ChinaThe United States on the World Stage: Roosevelt and Taft- Roosevelt's "Big Stick"- Taft's Dollar DiplomacyGlobal Passages: African Americans and International Affairs20. An Age of Progressive Reform, 1890-1920Progressivism as a Global Movement- Nodes of Progressivism- The Global Exchange of Progressive IdeasUrban Reform- The "Good Government" Movement- The Housing Dilemma- Municipal Housekeeping- Segregation and the Racial Limits of ReformProgressivism at the State and National Levels- Electoral Reforms- Mediating the Labor Problem- Regulating Business: Trust Busting and Consumer Protection- Conservation v. Preservation of NatureProgressivism and World War I- A Progressive War?- Uniting and Disuniting the Nation- Votes for Women- Progressivism in International ContextGlobal Passage: Helen Keller: "I Do Not Like This World as It Is"21. America and the Great War, 1914-1920The Shock of War- The Colonial Origins of Global the Conflict- A War of Attrition- America's Response to WarThe U.S. Path to War, 1914-1917- National Security and the Push Toward Americanization- Social Reform, the Election of 1916, and Challenges to Neutrality- Intervention in Latin America- Decision for WarAmerica at War- Mobilizing People and Ideas- Controlling Dissent- Mobilizing the Economy- Women Suffragists- The Great MigrationOver There- Building an Army- Joining the Fight- Political and Military Complications- Influenza PandemicMaking Peace Abroad and at Home- Making Peace and Fighting Communism- Red Scare- The Fight for the TreatyGlobal Passages: Post-War Colonialism22. A New Era, 1920-1930A New Economy for a New Era- Wireless America- Car Culture- Advertising for Mass ConsumptionEthnic and Racial Divides- Immigration Restriction- The Ku Klux Klan- African American Renaissance and Repression- Black International MovementsA National Culture: At Home and Abroad- Popular Entertainment: Movies, Sports, and Celebrity- The New Skepticism- The New Woman of the 1920s- Religion and Society- ProhibitionPost World War I Politics and Foreign Policy- Government and Business in the 1920s- Coolidge Prosperity- The Election of 1928- Independent Internationalism in the 1920s- The United States and Instability in the Western HemisphereThe Crash- The End of the Boom- The Great DepressionGlobal Passages: Fordlandia: Small Town America in the Amazon23. A New Deal for Americans, 1931-1939The New Deal- From Prosperity to Global Depression- Spiral of Decline, 1931-1933- Suffering in the Land- The Failure of the Old Deal- The Coming of the New DealReconstructing Capitalism- The Hundred Days- Voices of ProtestThe Second New Deal- Social Security- Labor Activism- The 1936 ElectionSociety, Law, and Culture in the 1930s- Popular Entertainment- Women and the New Deal- A New Deal for Blacks- Hispanics and the New Deal- The Indian New Deal- Nature's New DealDT The Twilight of Reform- The New Deal and Judicial Change- Recession- Political SetbacksGlobal Passages: European Refugees24. Arsenal of Democracy: The World at War, 1931-1945The Long Fus- Isolationist Impulse- Disengagement from Europe- Disengagement in Asia- Appeasement- America at the Brink of War, 1939-1941- Day of InfamyA Grand Alliance- War in the Pacific- The War in Europe- The HolocaustBattle for Production- War Economy- A Government-Sponsored Industrial Technology Revolution- The DraftOn the Move: Wartime Mobility- Wartime Women- Mexicans Migrants, Mexican Americans, and American Indians in Wartime- African Americans in Wartime- Japanese American InternmentWartime Politics and Postwar Issues- Right Turn- The 1944 Election and the Threshold of Victory- Victory in Europe- Victory in the PacificGlobal Passages: Bretton Woods and the United Nations25. Prosperity and Liberty Under the Shadow of the Bomb, 1945-1952The Cold War- The Roots of Conflict- Managing Postwar Europe in Potsdam- The Defeat of Japan- Dividing the Postwar Globe- A Policy for ContainmentThe Red Scare- War in Korea- NSC-68 - A Cold War Containment Policy- The Color of Difference Is Red- Hollywood and the Pumpkin PapersA New Affluence- The Fair Deal- The GI Bill- Working WomenPostwar Migrations- Military-Industrial West and South- Hispanics Move North- Mobile LeisureLaying the Foundations for Civil Rights- First Steps- Jack Roosevelt Robinson- The Influence of African American Veterans- Black Migration and the Nationalization of RaceGlobal Passages: Rebuilding the World26. The Dynamic 1950sThe Eisenhower Era- The End of the Korean War- The New Look- The Rise of the Developing World- Hungary and the Suez, 1956- France's Vietnam War- McCarthyism and the Red ScareA Dynamic Decade- The Baby Boom- Suburban Migrations - Urban Decline- Consumer Nation- Corporate Order and Industrial LaborThe Future is Now- Auto Mania- Oil Culture- TelevisionConformity and Rebellion- Old Time Religion- Women in the 1950s- Organization Men- Teens, Rebels, and BeatsLaying the Foundation for Civil Rights- Brown and the Legal Assault- Showdown in Little Rock- Boots on the Ground- MLK and the Philosophy of NonviolenceGlobal Passages: Cold War Media: Cultural Diplomacy27. The Optimism and the Anguish of the 1960sThe New Frontier- JFK's New Frontier- The Challenge of Racial Justice- Cold War Tensions- Kennedy AssassinationThe Great Society- Civil Rights Laws- Great Society Programs- The Supreme Court and Rights and Liberties- The United States and the World beyond VietnamA Robust Economy- Technological Change, Science, and Space Exploration- The Rise of the SunbeltRace, Gender, Youth, and the Challenge to the Establishment- Urban Uprisings and Black Power- Latinos and Indians Struggle for Rights- The New Feminism- The New Environmentalism- Youth and the CountercultureGlobal Passages: The Republic of Rock28. The Vietnam Era, 1961-1975Background to a War, 1945-1963- Vietnam and the Cold War- American Commitments to South Vietnam- The 1963 Turning PointAn American War, 1964-1967- Decisions for Escalation, 1964-1965- Ground and Air War, 1966-1967- The War at Home1968: Turmoil and Turning Points- The Tet Offensive- The Agony of 1968DT Nixon and the World- From Vietnamization to the Paris- The End of the Vietnam War- Reduction of Cold War TensionsDomestic Policy and the Abuse of Power- Curtailing the Great Society- WatergateGlobal Passages: Global Antiwar Movement29. Conservatism Resurgent, 1974-1989Backlash- An Accidental President- The Politics of Limits and Malaise- A Dangerous World, 1974-1980- America Held HostageDemocratic Decline and the Rising Tide on the Right- The Crisis of the Democrats- Rising Tide on the Right- The Religious Right and Neoconservatism"It's Morning Again in America"- The Rise of Reagan- Economic Realities- Conservative JusticeSocial Transformation and the Technology Revolution- The Rise of the Non-Traditional Family- Gay Rights and the AIDS Epidemic- A Health Conscious America- High TechnologyChallenging the "Evil Empire"- A New Arms Race- Interventions- Cold War ThawGlobal Passages: Iran Contra30. After the Cold War, 1988-2000George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War- The Election of 1988- The Bush Presidency at Home- The New World Order- The Election of 1992The Good Times- Innovation and New Technology- MigrantsBill Clinton and the New Democrats- An Awkward Start- Clinton's Recovery- Clinton's Second TermA Post-Cold War Foreign Policy- Intervention and Mediation- International TerrorismThe Disputed Election of 2000- Bush versus Gore- The Election in Florida and a Supreme Court DecisionGlobal Passages: Global Transportation Revolution: The Big Box31. 21st-Century Dangers and Promises, 2000-PresentThe Age of Sacred Terror- The United States and Terrorism before September 11, 2001- September 11 and Al Qaeda- The War in Afghanistan- The Iraq War- Policing TerrorismConservatism in the Bush Years- Culture Wars- Compassionate Conservatism- The Election of 2004- Privatizing Social Security- Hurricane Katrina- The Election of 2006Economic Turmoil- The Dot-Com Bust, Financial Scandals, and the Middle-Class Squeeze- CollapseThe Obama Years- The Election of 2008- Economic Recovery- Iraqi Withdrawal and the Afghan War- Battles in the Legislature- Protests on the Right and Left- The 2012 Election- Going over the Fiscal Cliff- Justice in the 21st Century- Immigration- Civil Rights for Gay AmericansGlobal Passages: The Arab SpringAppendix A: Historical DocumentsAppendix B: Historical Facts and DataGlossaryPhoto CreditsIndex