The newly updated edition of this book makes a fine supplement to a college survey course in American history. It opens with the Reconstruction era following the Civil War, then goes on to chronicle the pivotal events of the late nineteenth- and entire twentieth century. It summarizes events surrounding U.S. entry into two World Wars, the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, the Civil Rights movement, and major events leading to the growth of the United States into the world's leading superpower. All significant events and personalities are briefly summarized under boldfaced topic heads. Review questions appear at the end of each chapter, with answers at the back of the book. Appendices include suggestions for essay questions, quick-check fact lists, a recommended reading list, and a short-entry dictionary of historical terms.... and present the essentials of American history in unified topics to help college students understand and remember subject matter. ... A controlling aim has been to avoid personal, original interpretations that are unavoidably controversial and confusing to students. ... A large number of review questions have been provided after each chapter, and essay questions for midterm and final examinationanbsp;...
|Title||:||United States History, Since 1865|
|Author||:||Nelson Klose, Curt Lader|
|Publisher||:||Barron's Educational Series - 2001|