America's History, Volume 2: Since 1865

America's History, Volume 2: Since 1865

David Brody, James A. Henretta, Lynn Dumenil, Susan Ware

Language: English

Pages: 686

ISBN: 2:00069505

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

"How did that happen?" students wonder about their past. America’s History provides a clear explanation. Instructors rely on America’s History to help them teach that history matters — this means helping their students understand not only what happened, but also why. For the new, sixth edition, the authors took a hard look at all aspects of their text, considered what worked and what didn’t, and crafted a broad revision plan that demonstrates, once again, their unmatched commitment to America’s History. The hallmark of the revision is a thorough reconsideration of the post-1945 period that incorporates new scholarship and makes sense of the recent past, but America’s History, Sixth Edition offers much more. This includes additional narrative changes in both volumes, a new in-text feature program based on written and visual primary documents in every chapter, and a host of new and improved pedagogic features. With its clear exposition, insightful analysis and in-text sources, America’s History, gives instructors and students everything they need.

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systems in which “capital and labor stand opposed.” To restore a just society in which artisans and waged workers could “live as comfortably as others,” they advanced a labor theory of value. This theory, or standard, proposed that the price of a good should reflect the labor required to make it and that most of the money from its sale should go to the individual or individuals who produced it — not to factory owners, middlemen, or storekeepers. Appealing to the spirit of the American Revolution,

Give my love to them all, and tell them I hope we will meet in the better world, if not in this. . . . I want to know particularly what the good chance is you propose to give me. I am doing tolerably well here. I get twenty-five dollars a month, with victuals and clothing; have a comfortable home for Mandy, — the folks call her Mrs. Anderson, — and the children — Milly, Jane, and Grundy — go to school and are learning well. . . . We are kindly treated. Sometimes we overhear others saying, “Them

completion of the transcontinental railroad. “When we first had all this land we were strong; now we are all melting like snow on a hillside, while you are grown like spring grass.” Settlement occurred despite the provisions for a permanent Indian country that had been written into federal law and ratified by treaties with various tribes. As incursions into their lands increased from the late 1850s onward, the Indians resisted as best they could, striking back all along the frontier: the Apaches

book about his travels, he expresses his distress at the plight of his countrymen laboring in the mills of the Pittsburgh steel district. The bells are tolling for a funeral. The modest train of mourners is just setting out for the little churchyard on the hill. Everything is shrouded in gloom, even the coffin lying upon the bier and the people who stand on each side in threadbare clothes and with heads bent. Such is my sad reception at the Hungarian workingmen’s colony at McKeesport. Everyone

newcomers are of no use except to help fill the moneybags of the insatiable millionaires. . . . In this realm of Mammon and Moloch everything has a value — except human life. . . . Why? Because human life is a commodity the supply of which exceeds the demand. There are always fresh recruits to supply the place of those who have fallen in battle; and the steamships are constantly arriving at the neighboring ports, discharging their living human cargo still further to swell the phalanx of the

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