African Americans in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Dixie Ray Haggard
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598841238
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A revealing volume that portrays the lives of African Americans in all its variety across the entire 19th century—combining coverage of the pre- and post-Civil War eras. * Primary sources illustrate the experience of the African American social cohorts discussed in each chapter * A chronology of historic economic, military, political, and social events impacting African American communities and societies during the 19th century is included

Making of the American West

Author: Peter Mancall
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851097635
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"Making of the American West" surveys the experiences of major social groups in the lands from the Mississippi to the Pacific, from the United States' penetration of the region in the early 19th century to its incorporation into national political, economic, and cultural fabric by the early 20th century. This revealing volume offers fascinating portraits of the people and institutions that drove the Western conquest (traders and trappers, ranchers and settlers, corporations, the federal government), as well as of those who resisted conquest or hoped for the emergence of a different society (Indian peoples, Latinos, Asians, wage laborers). Throughout, expert contributors continually return to the growing myth of the West and the impact of its promise of freedom and opportunity on those who sought to "Americanize" it.

Civil Rights Movement

Author: Michael Ezra
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598840371
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Presents a collection of essays about the history of the civil rights movement, focusing on the efforts of clergy, student activists, black nationalists, and such organizations as the NCAAP and Core to bring about racial equality.

Reconstruction

Author: James M. Campbell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598840215
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Examines the impact of Reconstruction on the everyday lives of white Southerners, American Indians, Union soldiers, and former slaves.

Jazz Age

Author: Mitchell Newton-Matza
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598840339
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A collection of essays encompassing a wide variety of topics, people, and events that embodied the Jazz Age, both familiar and obscure. * Written by experts from a variety of fields including history, music, literature, African American studies, and religious studies * Includes an extensive chronology of the defining moments of the Jazz Age from the worlds of politics, society and culture, the arts, business, and more

Early Republic

Author: Andrew K. Frank
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598840193
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In a compilation of essays, Early Republic: People and Perspectives explores the varied experiences of many different groups of Americans across racial, gender, religious, and regional lines in the early years of the country. * Primary sources give readers an opportunity to hear the real voices of the people of the United States in its formative decades * A bibliography provides an exhaustive list of relevant social history works over the past 40 years

Jacksonian and Antebellum Age

Author: Mark Renfred Cheathem
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598840177
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This volume in the Perspectives in American Social History series highlights the extraordinary contributions of ordinary men, women, and children in the transformation of the country in the time of Andrew Jackson. * Contributions from highly accomplished social historians focusing on the Jacksonian and Antebellum periods * A selection of primary source documents including excerpts from David Walker's Appeal, Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, and the personal correspondence of Andrew Jackson

Industrial Revolution

Author: Jennifer L. Goloboy
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598840657
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Industrial Revolution examines what industrialization meant for American artisans, women workers, slaves, and manufacturers. It shows how this new working world led to sharpening class divisions and expanded consumerism. --from publisher description

Baby Boom

Author: Rusty L. Monhollon
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884105X
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This engaging collection of essays explores the many ways Americans of every race, class, gender, and political leaning experienced the Baby Boom. * Separate chapter of primary documents offering insight into the thoughts and experiences of everyday Americans, including excerpts from Dr. Benjamin Spock's The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care, magazine advertisements, and major social movements of the 1960s * A comprehensive chronology of events during the Baby Boom, tracing the generation from 1945 to the present * Testimonies and oral histories from individuals of the Baby Boom generation