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Author Wright, Esmond.
Title The American dream : from Reconstruction to Reagan / Esmond Wright.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1996.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  E661 .W75 1996    AVAILABLE  
Series A history of the United States of America ; v. 3
Wright, Esmond. History of the United States of America ; v. 3.
Subject United States -- History -- 1865-
United States History, 1865-1989
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  E661 .W75 1996    AVAILABLE  
Series A history of the United States of America ; v. 3
Wright, Esmond. History of the United States of America ; v. 3.
Subject United States -- History -- 1865-
United States History, 1865-1989
Description xix, 669 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [608]-635) and index.
ISBN 1557865892 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 31776887
Table of Contents
 Maps 
 Plates 
 Chronologies 
 Foreword 
 General chronology 
1The American Dream4
 1The land4
 2A mobile and immigrant people9
 3African-Americans21
 4Plures, not Unum28
2Reconstruction41
 1The War Between the States41
 2Presidential Reconstruction43
 3"Black reconstruction"49
 4Carpetbaggers and scalawags54
 5An agricultural economy57
 6The New South59
 7The legacy: Jim Crow65
 8The newest South67
3The Growth of Urban Society68
 1The industrial pioneers68
 2Pioneers of industry: an assessment70
 3American society82
 4The growth of the cities84
 5Labor and strikes92
 6Muckrakers and anarchists102
 7Texas: the reluctant empire108
4The Presidency in the Gilded Age111
 1Introduction111
 2Ulysses S. Grant113
 3Rutherford B. Hayes114
 4James A. Garfield115
 5Grover Cleveland117
 6Benjamin Harrison118
 7Cleveland's second term119
 8William McKinley120
5Empire126
 1Why imperialism?126
 2American imperialism129
 3The lure of the Pacific133
 4Cuba135
 5George Armstrong Custer, and the Indians139
 6The legacy140
6The Learned Presidency147
 1The New Nationalism147
 2Theodore Roosevelt: crusader on the people's side155
 3William H. Taft159
 4Woodrow Wilson's "New Liberalism"167
 5Wilson and foreign policy174
 6The challenges of intervention181
 7Wilson: an assessment183
7World War I190
 1Causes of the war190
 2The war machine194
 3Other motives for war197
 4Did Wilson have a choice?198
 5The peace settlement204
 6The Messiah213
8Puritans in Babylon216
 1The botched civilization216
 2The Ohio Gang221
 3Boom - and Depression225
 4A Puritan in Babylon: Calvin Coolidge229
 5Herbert Hoover235
 6Prohibition239
9FDR and the New Deal243
 1Roosevelt the man243
 2Taking power245
 3The hundred days248
 4In perspective257
 5The verdict273
 6The great debate: US foreign policy281
 7Eleanor288
10World War II294
 1The end of isolation294
 2The US entry into war297
 3Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston S. Churchill298
 4Germany302
 5The resources: Allied and German compared304
 6Operation Barbarossa and the progress of the war308
 7Operation Overlord: the second front and the beginning of victory313
 8Politics322
 9The war in the Pacific, 1941-1945323
 10The cost324
11Harry S. Truman and the Cold War328
 1The son of the Middle Border328
 2The President: 1945330
 3The home front333
 4The victory of 1948334
 5The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan335
 6China and Korea339
 7The beginnings of the Cold War, and reactions at home343
12Ike, the Supreme Commander348
 1Dwight D. Eisenhower348
 2The Republicans in power349
 3Postwar America354
 4Cold War diplomacy355
 5I Like Ike359
13JFK, LBJ and Vietnam363
 1The Kennedy family363
 2JFK and civil rights369
 3JFK and foreign policy371
 4Camelot376
 5Lyndon B. Johnson380
 6Vietnam382
 7Robert Kennedy389
 8Edward Kennedy393
 9Assessments: JFK and LBJ394
14The Civil Rights Movement400
 1Toward civil rights: 1900-1945400
 2Dreamers of the dream402
 3Martin Luther King409
 4Thurgood Marshall415
 5Assessment420
 6Women's rights427
15Nixon, Watergate and Carter442
 1The 37th President442
 2Watergate445
 3The US after Watergate452
 4Henry Kissinger454
 5Hubert Humphrey456
 6H. R. Haldeman459
 7Nixon: an assessment462
 8Gerald Ford465
 9Jimmy Carter469
 10Nixon nostalgia473
16Ronald Reagan: The Man Who Won the Cold War479
 1Ronald Reagan479
 2Economics482
 3The Cold Warrior491
 4Mrs Kirkpatrick500
 5An assessment508
 6The Reagan-legacy511
17The Fragmentation of the Dream518
 1Introduction518
 2Population growth and change524
 3Immigration - dream and reality533
 4The politics of immigration544
 5The black Americans551
 6Crime and violence: the grim statistics561
 7The social mosaic564
 8The economic balance sheet571
 9The environmental movement578
 10Success story?580
 L'Envoi: America the beautiful584
 Chronologies586
 Bibliographies610
 Index636