American Passages: A History of the United States, Volume 2: Since 1865, Brief, 4th Edition

  • Edward L. Ayers University of Richmond, President
  • Lewis L. Gould University of Texas, Austin, Emeritus
  • David M. Oshinsky University of Texas, Austin
  • Jean R. Soderlund Lehigh University
  • ISBN-10: 0495915211
  • ISBN-13: 9780495915218
  • 480 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2006
  • © 2012 | Published
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AMERICAN PASSAGES places a unique emphasis on time as the defining nature of history--how events lead to other events, actions, changes, and often-unexpected outcomes. The authors offer students a sensible, step-by-step, compelling narrative with balanced coverage of political, economic, social, cultural, military, religious, and intellectual history. Available in the following split options: AMERICAN PASSAGES, BRIEF, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-90921-7; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-0-495-91520-1; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 15-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91521-8.


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  • Chapter Timelines are organized into three categories--Politics & Diplomacy, Social & Cultural, and Economics & Technology--to make them clear and easy to follow.
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  • The straightforward, cause-and-effect, chronological nature of this text makes it a popular choice for online or partly online courses.

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  • The in-text pedagogy has been updated and improved. For example, “Making Connections“ sections are now found in every chapter so that students can see how chapters relate to each other. “Making Connections, Looking Back“ questions begin each chapter and encourage readers to think about what they’ve already learned. “Making Connections, Looking Ahead“ sections at the end of each chapter encourage students to anticipate what’s coming next. Detailed chapter outlines, glossary definitions throughout the narrative, and streamlined end-of-chapter materials make it easier for students to find what they need.
  • “Doing History“ features are found in every chapter and present two to four brief excerpts from primary sources on related topics. These features provide students with manageable opportunities to “do“ history, through topics like “Bryan versus Darrow: The Scopes Trial“ (chapter 21) and “The Torture Debate“ (chapter 30). “Doing History Online“ features point students to online resources so that they can explore a particular topic in a deeper and more systematic way.
  • The final two chapters of the text have been restructured to include coverage of recent events. Chapter 29 now covers the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. Chapter 30 covers the period from 2000-2010, including updated coverage on the 2008 election, the “Great Recession,“ and the recent historic passage of health care legislation.
  • The overall chapter count has been, and two chapters on the Progressive Era have also been streamlined into one.
  • This edition features all new beautiful maps to help students understand the connections between geography and history.

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Table of Contents

15. Reconstruction: Its Rise and Fall, 1865-1877.
16. An Economy Transformed: The Rise of Big Business, 1877-1887.
17. Urban Growth and Farm Protest, 1887-1893.
18. A Troubled Nation Expands Outward, 1893-1901.
19. Progressivism: Agendas for Change, 1901-1914.
20. Over There and Over Here: The Impact of World War I, 1914-1920.
21. The Age of Jazz and Mass Culture, 1921-1927.
22. The Great Depression, 1927-1933.
23. The New Deal, 1933-1939.
24. The Second World War, 1939-1945.
25. Postwar America, 1946-1953.
26. The Eisenhower Years, 1953-1960.
27. The Turbulent Years, 1960-1968.
28. Crisis of Confidence, 1969-1980.
29. From Reagan to Clinton, 1981-2000.
30. A Conservative Nation in a Globalizing World, 2000-2010.

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With a unique emphasis on time as the defining nature of history, AMERICAN PASSAGES shows you how events lead to other events lead to other events, actions, changes, and often-unexpected outcomes. The authors offer you a sensible, step-by-step, compelling narrative with balanced coverage of political, economic, social, cultural, military, religious, and intellectual history.

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American Passages: A History of the United States, Volume 1: To 1877, Brief  (ISBN-10: 0495915203 | ISBN-13: 9780495915201)

With a unique emphasis on time as the defining nature of history, AMERICAN PASSAGES shows you how events lead to other events lead to other events, actions, changes, and often-unexpected outcomes. The authors offer you a sensible, step-by-step, compelling narrative with balanced coverage of political, economic, social, cultural, military, religious, and intellectual history.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Edward L. Ayers

Edward L. Ayers is the President of the University of Richmond. He was educated at the University of Tennessee and Yale University, where he received his Ph.D. in American Studies. Previously Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, where he began teaching in 1980, Ayers was named National Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for the Support of Education in 2003. His book, IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES: WAR IN THE HEART OF AMERICA, 1859-1863 (2003), won the Bancroft Prize for distinguished work on the history of the United States. THE PROMISE OF THE NEW SOUTH: LIFE AFTER RECONSTRUCTION (1992) won prizes for the best book on the history of American race relations and on the history of the American South. It was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He is the co-editor of THE OXFORD BOOK OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH (1997) and ALL OVER THE MAP: RETHINKING AMERICAN REGIONS (1996). The World Wide Web version of “The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War” was recognized by the American Historical Association as the best aid to the teaching of history. His latest book is WHAT CAUSED THE CIVIL WAR? REFLECTIONS ON THE SOUTH AND SOUTHERN HISTORY (2005).

Lewis L. Gould

Lewis L. Gould is Eugene C. Barker Centennial Professor Emeritus in American History at the University of Texas at Austin. After receiving his Ph.D. from Yale University, he taught at Texas for 31 years before his retirement in 1998. He was honored for outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching during his career. His most recent books include THE MODERN AMERICAN PRESIDENCY (2003), GRAND OLD PARTY: A HISTORY OF THE REPUBLICANS (2003), and THE MOST EXCLUSIVE CLUB: A HISTORY OF THE MODERN UNITED STATES SENATE (2005). He has written op-ed essays for “The Washington Post,” the “Austin American-Statesman,” and “The Dallas Morning News,” and has been a frequent commentator on radio and television about modern politics, First Ladies, and Congress.

David M. Oshinsky

David M. Oshinsky received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his doctorate from Brandeis. His is currently Jack S. Blanton Chair of History at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that he taught for 26 years at Rutgers University, where he held the Board of Governors Chair as well as chairman of the History Department. Oshinsky is the author of five books, including A CONSPIRACY SO IMMENSE: THE WORLD OF JOE MCCARTHY (1983), which was voted one of the year’s “best books” by the “New York Sunday Times Book Review,” and won the Hardeman Prize for the best work about the U.S. Congress. His book, WORSE THAN SLAVERY: PARCHMAN FARM AND THE ORDEAL OF JIM CROW JUSTICE (1996), won both the Robert Kennedy Book Award for the year’s most distinguished contribution to the field of human rights and the American Bar Association’s Scribes Award for distinguished legal writing. Oshinsky’s latest book is POLIO: AN AMERICAN STORY (2005).

Jean R. Soderlund

Jean R. Soderlund is Professor of History and Deputy Provost for Faculty Affairs at Lehigh University. She received her Ph.D. from Temple University and was a post-doctoral fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her book, QUAKERS AND SLAVERY: A DIVIDED SPIRIT, won the Alfred E. Driscoll Publication Prize of the New Jersey Historical Commission. Soderlund was an editor of three volumes of the PAPERS OF WILLIAM PENN (1981-1983) and co-authored FREEDOM BY DEGREES: EMANCIPATION IN PENNSYLVANIA AND ITS AFTERMATH (1991). She has written articles and chapters in books on the history of women, African Americans, Native Americans, Quakers, and the development of abolition in the British North American colonies and early United States. She is currently working on a study of the Lenape people within colonial New Jersey society. She is a council member of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and she served as a committee chair for the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians.

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