Modern history

Exploring American Histories, Volume 2: Since 1865

Exploring American Histories, Volume 2: Since 1865

Exploring American Histories offers an entirely new approach to teaching the U.S. survey that puts investigating sources and thinking about the many stories of American history right at the center of your course. The distinctive format integrates primary documents and a brief narrative into one cost-effective and easy-to-use volume.Exploring American Histories features Bedford/St. Martin’s new digital history tools, including LearningCurve, an adaptive quizzing engine that garners over a 90% student satisfaction rate, and LaunchPad, the all new interactive e-book and course space that puts high quality easy-to-use assessment at your figertips. Easy to integrate into your campus LMS, and featuring video, additional primary sources, a wealth of adaptive and summative quizzing, and more, LaunchPad cements student understanding of the text while helping them make progress toward learning outcomes.  It’s the best content joined up with the best technology. Available in combined and split volumes and in a number of affordable print and digital formats.

Chapter 16: Frontier Encounters 1865-1896

Opening the West

Conquest of the Frontier

The Mining Frontier

Ranching and Farming Frontiers

Pushing Farther West

Conclusion: The Ambiguous Legacy of the Frontier

Chapter 17: American Industry in the Age of Organization 1877-1900

America Industrializes

Free Markets and Rugged Individuals

Society and Culture in the Gilded Age

National Politics in the Era of Industrialization

Conclusion: Industry in the Age of Organization

Chapter 18: Workers and Farmers in the Age of Organization 1877-1900

Working People Organize

Farmers Organize

The Depression of the 1890s

Conclusion: A Passion for Organization

Chapter 19: Cities, Immigrants, and the Nation 1880-1914

A New Wave of immigrants

Becoming an Urban Nation

Urban Politics at the Turn of the Century

Conclusion: A Nation of Cities

The Roots of Progressivism

Humanitarian Reform

Morality and Social Control

Good Government Progressivism

Presidential Progressivism

Conclusion: The Progressive Legacy

Chapter 20: Empire and Wars 1898-1918

The Awakening of Imperialism

The War with Spain

Extending U.S. Imperialism, 1899-1913

Wilson and American Foreign Policy, 1912-1917

Fighting the War at Home

Conclusion: An American Empire

Chapter 21: An Anxious Affluence 1919-1929

Postwar Turmoil

People of Plenty

Challenges to Social Conventions

Culture Wars

Politics and the Fading of Prosperity

Conclusion: The Roaring Twenties

Chapter 22: Depression, Dissent, and the New Deal 1929-1940

The Great Depression

The New Deal

The New Deal Moves to the Left

Conclusion: New Deal Liberalism

Chapter 23: World War II 1933-1945

The Road toward War

Global War

The Home-Front Economy

Fighting for Equality at Home

Conclusion: The Impact of World War II

Chapter 24: The Opening of the Cold War 1945-1954

The Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1947

The Cold War Hardens, 1948-1952

Peacetime Challenges, 1945-1948

The Anti-Communist Consensus, 1945-1954

Conclusion: The Cold War and Anticommunism

Chapter 25: Troubled Innocence 1950-1961

The Boom Years

The Culture of the 1950s

The Civil Rights Movement

The Eisenhower Era

Conclusion: Cold War Politics and Culture

Chapter 26: The Liberal Consensus and Its Challengers 1960-1973

The Politics of Liberalism

Civil Rights

Reforming the Social Order

Challenges to the Liberal Center

Conclusion: Liberalism and Its Discontents

Chapter 27: The Conservative Ascendancy 1968-1992

Richard M. Nixon, War, and Politics, 1969-1974

The Challenges of the 1970s

The Conservative Political Ascendancy

Conclusion: The Conservative Legacy

Chapter 28: Ending the Cold War 1977-1991

Carter’s Diplomacy, 1977-1980

Reagan’s Cold War Policy, 1981-1988

The Fall of the Iron Curtain

Conclusion: Farewell to the Cold War

Chapter 29: The Challenges of a New Century 1993 to the present

Transforming American Society

Politics at the End of the Twentieth Century

The New Millenium

Challenges Ahead

Conclusion: Technology and Terror in a Global Society

Glossary of Key Terms