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America Compared: American History in International Perspective, Volume II: Since 1865, 2nd Edition

  • Carl J. Guarneri St. Mary's College of California
  • ISBN-10: 0618318577  |  ISBN-13: 9780618318575
  • 464 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1997
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00



Ideal for instructors seeking to present U.S. history in a global context, this innovative reader pairs comparative readings on key issues such as slavery, immigration, imperialism, civil rights, and western expansion. Introductions to the selections provide historical context for the issue at hand, background information on the countries being compared, and discussion of ideas or arguments contained in the selections.

Table of Contents

I. Emancipation and Reconstruction
1. The Politics of Freedom, Eric Foner
2. Reconstruction: A Counterfactual Playback, C. Vann Woodward
II. Conquering and Settling the West
3. Indian Societies Under Siege in the United States and Canada, Roger L. Nichols
4. Gridded Lives: Why Montana and Kazakhstan are Nearly the Same Place, Kate Brown
III. Business and Labor in the Industrial Age
5. The Rise of Big Business in the United States, Great Britain, and Japan, Mansel G. Blackford
6. Why Is There No Socialism in the United States? Aristide A. Zolberg
IV. Immigrants and Cities
7. The Great Transatlantic Migrations, Walter Nugent
8. The City in the Land of the Dollar, Witold Rybczynski
V. Imperialism
9. American Imperialism in Comparative Perspective, Robin W. Winks
10. America's Colonial Rule in the Philippines, Vince Boudreau
VI. Progressive Reform at Home and Abroad
11. Women and the Creation of the American Welfare State, Kathryn Kish Sklar
12. Woodrow Wilson and the Failure of Progressivism at Versailles, Alan Dawley
VII. Cultural Change in the 1920s
13. Americans, Europeans, and the Movies, Robert Sklar
14. The Meanings of American Jazz in France, Jeffrey H. Jackson
VIII. The Great Depression
15. Into the Economic Abyss, Eric Hobsbawm
16. Roosevelt and Hitler: New Deal and Nazi Reactions to the Depression, John A. Garraty
IX. World War II
17. An Ocean Apart: The Anglo-American Relationship on the Eve of War, David Dimbleby and David Reynolds
18. Race War: American and Japanese Perceptions of the Enemy, John W. Dower
X. The Cold War in Europe and Asia
19. The American and Soviet Cold War Empires, John Lewis Gaddis
20. Imperial Responses to Revolution in Colonial America and Vietnam, T. Christopher Jespersen
XI. Rights Revolutions
21. Resistance to White Supremacy in the United States and South Africa, George M. Fredrickson
22. The New Feminism in America and Great Britain, Olive Banks
XII. Globalization and Empire
23. Imperial Denial, Niall Ferguson
24. Globalization and American Power, Joseph S. Nye Jr.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Carl J. Guarneri

Carl J. Guarneri is Professor of History at Saint Mary’s College of California, where he has taught since receiving his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1979. He has also been a visiting professor at Colgate University and the University of Paris. A historian of nineteenth-century America, Guarneri has won national fellowships for his research and published books and articles on reform movements, utopian socialism, the Civil War, and American cultural history. Among these are THE UTOPIAN ALTERNATIVE: FOURIERISM IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA (Cornell University Press, 1991) and two edited collections: RELIGION AND SOCIETY IN THE AMERICAN WEST (University Press of America, 1987), and HANGING TOGETHER: UNITY AND DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN CULTURE (Yale University Press, 2001). He is currently writing a book on the Civil War career of Charles A. Dana. He has co-directed institutes for the National Endowment for the Humanities on “Rethinking America in Global Perspective” at the Library of Congress. His survey-course reader, AMERICA COMPARED: AMERICAN HISTORY IN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE (Cengage, 2nd Edition, 2005), and his brief textbook, AMERICA IN THE WORLD: UNITED STATES HISTORY IN GLOBAL CONTEXT (McGraw-Hill, 2007) are seminal undergraduate texts. His anthology, TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (M.E. Sharpe, 2008), offers a globalizing “toolkit” for U.S. history instructors. Through his publications and presentations, Dr. Guarneri has been a leading voice in the movement to globalize the study and teaching of U.S. history.