America Between the Civil War and the 20th Century, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307109
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307104
  • DDC: 973.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The newly reunified United States experienced a tenuous peace following the American Civil War. It was a period characterized by great technological advances, but also by increased political, economic, and social polarization. This penetrating look at American history between the Civil War and 20th century includes firsthand accounts that reveal the prevailing ideologies of the time and shed light on significant people and events.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Growth of the Country.
2: Immigration.
3: Westward Migration.
4: Urban Growth.
5: The West.
6: The Mineral Empire.
7: The Open Range.
8: The Expansion of the Railroads.
9: Indian Policy.
10: The Growth of Industry.
11: The Dispersion of Industry.
12: Industrial Combinations.
13: Foreign Commerce.
14: Labour.
15: Formation of Unions.
16: The Haymarket Riot.
17: National Politics.
18: The Rutherford B. Hayes Administration.
19: The Administrations of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur.
20: Grover Cleveland's First Term.
21: The Surplus and the Tariff.
22: The Public Domain.
23: The Interstate Commerce Act.
24: The Election of 1888.
25: The Benjamin Harrison Administration.
26: The Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
27: The Silver Issue.
28: The Mckinley Tariff.
29: The Agrarian Revolt.
30: The Populists.
31: The Election of 1892.
32: From Cleveland to Economic Recovery.
33: Cleveland's Second Term.
34: The Election of 1896.
35: Economic Recovery.
Appendices (Documents).
Chinese Exclusion Act (1882).
William H. Seward: The Promise of Alaska (1869).
Henry Eno: Silver in Nevada (1869).
Chief Joseph: The Disillusioned Indian (1879).
Andrew Carnegie: The Picture Lover and the Picture Buyer (1886).
Henry Demarest Lloyd: Monopoly and Social Control (1884).
The Knights of Labor (1878).
The Pullman Strike and Boycott (1894).
I. Statement of the Strikers.
II. Statement of the Company.
Samuel Gompers: The Laborer's Right to Life (1894).
Woodrow Wilson: The Declining Prestige of the Presidential Office (1885).
Rutherford B. Hayes: Wealth in the Hands of the Few (1886–87).
Grover Cleveland: Surplus Revenues and the Tariff (1887).
The Sherman Antitrust Act (1890).
Hamilton S. Wicks: The Oklahoma Land Rush (1889).
William A. Peffer: The Rise of Farmer Organizations (1891).
The Grange.
The Farmers' Alliance.
National Farmers' Alliance.
Farmers' Mutual Benefit Association.
The Kansas Movement.
The Cincinnati Conference.
James Laurence Laughlin: Against Free Coinage of Silver (1895).
Jacob S. Coxey: Business Depression and Public Works (1894).
The Bill…to Build Good Roads….
The Noninterest Bearing Bond Bill….
William Jennings Bryan: The Cross of Gold (1896).