A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920

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Oxford University Press #ad - These colorful, ambitious battles changed the face of American culture and politics and established the modern liberal pledge to use government power in the name of broad social good. With america's current and ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor and the constant threat of the disappearance of the middle class, the Progressive Era stands out as a time when the middle class had enough influence on the country to start its own revolution.

The progressives redefined the role of women, banned the sale of alcohol, rewrote the rules of politics, revolutionized marriage, and eventually whipped the nation into a frenzy for joining World War I. But the progressives, unable to deliver on all of their promises, soon discovered that Americans retained a powerful commitment to individual freedom.

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Ironically, the progressive movement helped reestablish the power of conservatism and ensured that America would never be wholly liberal or conservative for generations to come. Michael mcgerr's a fierce discontent recreates a time of unprecedented turbulence and unending fascination, showing the first American middle-class revolution.

This explosive change was accompanied by extraordinary public-spiritedness as reformers--frightened by class conflict and the breakdown of gender relations--abandoned their traditional faith in individualism and embarked on a crusade to remake other Americans in their own image. Far bolder than the new deal of fdr or the New Frontier of JFK, the Progressive Era was a time when everything was up for grabs and perfection beckoned.

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Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America - Updated Edition Politics and Society in Modern America

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Princeton University Press #ad - This book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U. S. Mae ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime of restriction that commenced in the 1920s―its statutory architecture, differential treatment of European and non-European migrants, administrative enforcement, judicial genealogies, and long-term effects.

She shows that immigration restriction, particularly national-origin and numerical quotas, remapped America both by creating new categories of racial difference and by emphasizing as never before the nation's contiguous land borders and their patrol. Immigration policy―a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century.

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Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy

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Basic Books #ad - An award-winning historian untangles the roots of america's culture of fear, and argues that it imperils our democracyFor the last sixty years, fear has seeped into every area of American life: Americans own more guns than citizens of any other country, sequester themselves in gated communities, and retreat from public spaces.

And yet, crime rates have plummeted, making life in America safer than ever. Basic. Instead of a thriving democracy of engaged citizens, militarized, bunkered, we have become a paranoid, and divided vigilante nation. Fortress america charts the rise of a muscular national culture, undercutting the common good.

Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy #ad - Princeton University Press. Why, are americans so afraid-and where does this fear lead to?In this remarkable work of social history, then, Elaine Tyler May demonstrates how our obsession with security has made citizens fear each other and distrust the government, making America less safe and less democratic.

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Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920 American History

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Harper Perennial #ad - In the half-century between the civil War and World War I, dreams of spiritual, moral, and physical rebirth formed the foundation for the modern United States. Basic. Princeton University Press. Inspired by imperial ambition, presidents and entrepreneurs—from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson to Andrew Carnegie—helped usher the nation into the modern era, but sometimes the consequences of their actions failed to match the grandeur of their hopes.

Award-winning historian jackson lears richly chronicles this momentous period in America—years marked by wrenching social conflict and vigorous political debate—vividly capturing the roles played by a variety of seekers, from Gilded Age mavericks to vaudeville entertainers, and from populist farmers and progressive reformers to avant-garde artists and writers.

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Power and Protest: Global Revolution and the Rise of Detente

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Harvard University Press #ad - Basic. Suri examines the decade through leaders and protesters on three continents, Charles de Gaulle, including Mao Zedong, Martin Luther King Jr. Daniel cohn-Bendit, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The growth of distrust and disillusion in nearly every society left a lasting legacy of global unrest, fragmentation, and unprecedented public skepticism toward authority.

Though reflecting traditional balance of power considerations, detente thus also developed from a common urge for stability among leaders who by the late 1960s were worried about increasingly threatening domestic social activism. In the early part of the decade, Cold War pressures simultaneously inspired activists and constrained leaders; within a few years activism turned revolutionary on a global scale.

Power and Protest: Global Revolution and the Rise of Detente #ad - Profoundly disturbed by increasing social and political discontent, Cold War powers united on the international front, in the policy of detente. He describes connections between policy and protest from the Berkeley riots to the Prague Spring, from the Paris strikes to massive unrest in Wuhan, China. Designed to protect the existing political order and repress movements for change, detente gradually isolated politics from the public.

Used book in Good Condition. Princeton University Press. In a brilliantly conceived book, jeremi Suri puts the tumultuous 1960s into a truly international perspective in the first study to examine the connections between great power diplomacy and global social protest.

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A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration

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Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press #ad - He offers a new framework--looking out from slavery--to understand twentieth-century forms of black political consciousness as well as emerging battles for civil rights. As steven hahn demonstrates, rural African-Americans were central political actors in the great events of disunion, emancipation, and nation-building.

Used book in Good Condition. At the same time, hahn asks us to think in more expansive ways about the nature and boundaries of politics and political practice. Emphasizing the importance of kinship, and networks of communication, labor, A Nation under Our Feet explores the political relations and sensibilities that developed under slavery and shows how they set the stage for grassroots mobilization.

A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration #ad - Basic. It is a powerful story, told here for the first time, and one that presents both an inspiring and a troubling perspective on American democracy. This is the epic story of how African-Americans, in the six decades following slavery, transformed themselves into a political people--an embryonic black nation.

Used book in Good Condition. Princeton University Press. Hahn introduces us to local leaders, and shows how political communities were built, defended, and rebuilt. He also identifies the quest for self-governance as an essential goal of black politics across the rural South, eventually, to emigrationism, biracial electoral alliances, social separatism, and, from contests for local power during Reconstruction, migration.

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Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution

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Oxford University Press #ad - Princeton University Press. Now, in abraham lincoln and the second american Revolution, he offers a series of thoughtful and engaging essays on aspects of Lincoln and the war that have rarely been discussed in depth. Mcpherson again displays his keen insight and sterling prose as he examines several critical themes in American history.

In another section, but radically altered the balance of power in america, describing how the republican Congress elected in 1860 passed an astonishing blitz of new laws rivaling the first hundred days of the New Deal, and how the war not only destroyed the social structure of the old South, McPherson examines the Civil War as a Second American Revolution, ending 70 years of Southern power in the national government.

Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution #ad - The civil war was the single most transforming and defining experience in American history, and Abraham Lincoln remains the most important figure in the pantheon of our mythology. Abraham lincoln and the Second American Revolution. James mcpherson has emerged as one of America's finest historians. Used book in Good Condition.

Battle cry of freedom, his pulitzer prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times Book Review, called "history writing of the highest order. In that volume, the political, mcPherson gathered in the broad sweep of events, social, and cultural forces at work during the Civil War era.

He explores the importance of lincoln's great rhetorical skills, uncovering how--through parables and figurative language--he was uniquely able to communicate both the purpose of the war and a new meaning of liberty to the people of the North.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal: 1932-1940

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Harper Perennial #ad - When the stability of american life was threatened by the Great Depression, the decisive and visionary policy contained in FDR's New Deal offered America a way forward. In this groundbreaking work, William E. It offers illuminating lessons on the challenges of economic transformation—for our time and for all time.

Princeton University Press. Basic. Abraham lincoln and the Second American Revolution. Used book in Good Condition. Leuchtenburg traces the evolution of what was both the most controversial and effective socioeconomic initiative ever undertaken in the United States—and explains how the social fabric of American life was forever altered.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Oxford University Press #ad - His extraordinary legacy remains alive in our own troubled new century as a reminder of what bravery and strong leadership can accomplish. In a vivid narrative packed with telling anecdotes, the book moves swiftly from Roosevelt's youth in upstate New York--characterized by an aristocratic lifestyle of trips to Europe and private tutoring--to his schooling at Harvard, his brief law career, and his initial entry into politics.

From there, a position in which fdr remained until death, Brinkley chronicles Roosevelt's rise to the presidency, through an unparalleled three-plus terms in office. Basic. No president since the founders has done more to shape the character of American government, " notes Alan Brinkley in this magnificent biography of America's thirty-second president.

And at times, it helped him excoriate his enemies, and to revel in doing so. This brilliant, the american party system, compact biography chronicles Franklin Delano Roosevelt's rise from a childhood of privilege to a presidency that forever changed the face of international diplomacy, and the government's role in global and domestic policy.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt #ad - Used book in Good Condition. It triggered his almost uncanny ability to communicate effectively with people of all kinds. Roosevelt thrived in crisis. Abraham lincoln and the Second American Revolution. Franklin delano roosevelt led the United States through the worst economic crisis in the nation's history and through the greatest and most terrible war ever recorded.

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The Search for Order, 1877-1920

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Hill and Wang #ad - Basic. Princeton University Press. At the end of the reconstruction, urbanization, industrialism, the spread of science and technology, immigration, and economic depressions eroded Americans' conventional beliefs in individualism and a divinely ordained social system. In the search for order, during the progressive era of theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, in subsequent years, Robert Wiebe shows how, Americans sought the organizing principles around which a new viable social order could be constructed in the modern world.

Abraham lincoln and the Second American Revolution. Used book in Good Condition. This subtle and sophisticated study combines the virtues of historical narrative, sociological analysis, and social criticism. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Age of Reform

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Vintage #ad - The age of reform searches out the moral and emotional motives of the reformers the myths and dreams in which they believed, and the realities with which they had to compromise. Preeminent richard hofstadter examines the passion for progress and reform that colored the entire period from 1890 to 1940 with startling and stimulating results.

Basic. Used book in Good Condition. Princeton University Press. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction. This book is a landmark in American political thought. Abraham lincoln and the Second American Revolution. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

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