American History, Volume 2 1877 - Present

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Pub. Date: 2019-04-01
Publisher(s): B&H Academic
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American History volume 2 gives a wide overview of America’s history from the end of the Civil War era, to the political and cultural struggles of contemporary times. Thomas S. Kidd employs lessons learned from his own scholarly expertise and history classes to weave together a compelling narrative of the defeats and triumphs that have defined the American national experience. Unlike many textbooks of modern American history, religion and faith remain central aspects of the book’s coverage, through present-day America. It gives detailed treatment of episodes such as America’s military conflicts, the Civil Rights movement, and the culture wars of the past half-century. Professor Kidd also considers the development of America’s obsession with entertainment, from the rise of the first movies, to the social media age. American History volume 2 will help students wrestle with the political and cultural changes that have dramatically transformed contemporary American life

Author Biography

Thomas S. Kidd is the associate director of the Institute for Studies of Religion, and distinguished professor of history at Baylor University. 

Table of Contents


Chapter 16   Reforging the Nation                                                                                
Chapter 17   The Gilded Age                                                                                      
Chapter 18   Populism and Empire                                                                             
Chapter 19   The Progressive Era                                                                              
Chapter 20   World War I                                                                                          
Chapter 21   The Roaring Twenties                                                                          
Chapter 22   The Great Depression and the New Deal                                            
Chapter 23   World War II                                                                                       
Chapter 24   The Cold War                                                                                      
Chapter 25   The 1950s                                                                                          
Chapter 26   Civil Rights and the Great Society                                                           
Chapter 27   Nixon, Watergate, and Carter                                                                  
Chapter 28   Reagan’s America                                                                                
Chapter 29  George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and a Changing America                          
Chapter 30   The Age of Terrorism                                                                           

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