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American Odyssey: The United States in the Twentieth Century and Beyond Ц Interactive Student Edition (2004)

 
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"American Odyssey: The United States in the Twentieth Century and Beyond" is a history of the United States in the twentieth century, featuring sociological and cultural events, as well as strictly historical, and using many pertinent literary excerpts. Focused on the social history of the United States, this textbook covers relationships, interprets evidence, connects the present to the past, and helps students do all those things.
Reading age for native speakers: High School students

CONTENTS

Unit 1: A Nation of Nations, 40,000 B.C.–A.D.
Chapter 1: A Geographic Perspective on History
- 1 The Five Themes of Geography
- 2 The Themes as Guides to History
Chapter 2: Encounters and Colonies
- 1 The Earliest Americans
- 2 Three Worlds Meet
- 3 Building Colonial America
- 4 Conflict and Growth in the Colonies
Chapter 3: The American Revolution
- 1 Toward Revolution
- 2 War for Independence
- 3 Creating a New America
Chapter 4: A New Nation
- 1 From Federation to Constitution
- 2 Debate and Ratification
- 3 Launching the New Government

Unit 2: Rift and Reunion, 1800–1900
Chapter 5: The Expanding Nation
- 1 Territorial Expansion
- 2 The Economy Grows
- 3 A Changing People
Chapter 6: Civil War and Reconstruction
- 1 Slavery and Politics
- 2 The Civil War
- 3 Reconstruction
Chapter 7: New Frontiers
- 1 Moving West
- 2 Rise of Industrialism
- 3 Populism and Protest
- 4 Reaching for Empire

Unit 3: The Roots of a Modern Nation, 1880–1920
Chapter 8: Progressive Reforms
- 1 Facing a New Order
- 2 A Generation of Reformers
- 3 Progressive Agendas
Chapter 9: Progressivism Takes Hold
- 1 Theodore Roosevelt and the Modern Presidency
- 2 Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom
- 3 Limits to Progressivism
Chapter 10: Expansionism and World War I
- 1 Becoming a World Power
- 2 Watching Europe’s War
- 3 World War I: There and Here
- 4 Reshaping the World

Unit 4: The New Era of the Twenties, 1920–1929
Chapter 11: Getting on With Business
- 1 Postwar Turmoil
- 2 The Republican Influence
- 3 Prosperity and American Business
- 4 The Changing Nature of Work
Chapter 12: A Prospering Society
- 1 Growth of the Middle Class
- 2 The Jazz Age
- 3 Cultural Conflicts

Unit 5: Economic Crisis and the New Deal, 1929–1939
Chapter 13: The Great Depression
- 1 The Crash and Its Aftermath
- 2 The Dream on Hold
- 3 Life During the Depression
Chapter 14: The New Deal
- 1 FDR and the First New Deal
- 2 Criticism and Reformulation
- 3 The Impact of the New Deal

Unit 6: The United States Transformed, 1933–1945
Chapter 15: World War II
- 1 The Road to War
- 2 The War Begins
- 3 The United States at War
Chapter 16: The Home Front
- 1 Mobilizing the Home Front
- 2 The War and Social Change
- 3 The War and Civil Rights

Unit 7: The Postwar World, 1945–1963
Chapter 17: The Uneasy Peace
- 1 The Cold War Begins
- 2 The Cold War Deepens
- 3 Cold War in the Atomic Age
- 4 A New Battleground
Chapter 18: The Postwar Era
- 1 Postwar Economy Booms
- 2 Suburban Lifestyles
- 3 Poverty and Plenty
Chapter 19: Cold War Politics
- 1 Retreat From the New Deal
- 2 The Cold War at Home
- 3 The Eisenhower Years

Unit 8: Toward Equality and Social Reform, 1954–1976
Chapter 20: The Civil Rights Struggle
- 1 Challenging Segregation
- 2 Freedom Now
- 3 Government Response
- 4 Disappointed Hopes
Chapter 21: The Kennedy and Johnson Years
- 1 New Frontier and Great Society
- 2 The Supreme Court and Civil Liberties
Chapter 22: Voices of Protest
- 1 The Revival of Feminism
- 2 Hispanic Americans Organize
- 3 Land Claims of Native Americans
- 4 The Counterculture

Unit 9: The Troubled Years, 1960–1980
Chapter 23: The Vietnam War
- 1 War in Southeast Asia
- 2 1968: A Year of Crises
- 3 The War at Home
- 4 Ending the War
Chapter 24: From Nixon to Carter
- 1 A New Majority
- 2 Nixon Foreign Policy
- 3 The Watergate Crisis
- 4 Ford and Carter

Unit 10: New Challenges, 1980–Present
Chapter 25: The Reagan and Bush Years
- 1 The Reagan Revolution
- 2 The Collapse of Communism
- 3 The Bush Presidency
Chapter 26: A Changing Nation in a Changing World
- 1 The Clinton Agenda
- 2 In Search of Balance
- 3 Into a New Century
- Special Report: The War on Terrorism

APPENDIX
Atlas
United States Databank
United States Presidents
Honoring America
Primary Sources Library
Glossary
Spanish Glossary
Index
Credits

About the author
Gary B. Nash is Professor of History at the University of California at Los Angeles and Director of the National Center for History in the Schools. He is author of "Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early North America" and "Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia’s Black Community, 1720–1840", among other publications. Nash served as president of the Organization of American Historians in 1994–1995 and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society.

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