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The American way of life : a history

Author: Harold Underwood Faulkner; Tyler Kepner; Hall Bartlett
Publisher: New York : Harper, 1945.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Faulkner, Harold Underwood, 1890-1968.
American way of life.
New York : Harper, 1945
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Underwood Faulkner; Tyler Kepner; Hall Bartlett
OCLC Number: 3087951
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 739 pages : illustrations, maps, diagrams
Contents: The peoples of the world meet in America --
Nature sets the stage for the American experiment --
Our colonial forefathers struggle for representative government --
The fathers write a basic political document and establish a more perfect union --
We move by changes in the constitution toward a more perfect democracy --
Traders, diplomats and soldiers unroll the map --
The dream of a fuller life urges the pioneer westward --
America grows up on the frontier --
Nine colonists out of ten earn a living on the farm --
King cotton rules over southern agriculture and life --
The age of invention changes the agriculture way of life --
Hard times stir the farmers to revolt --
Americans begin to move from the farm to the factory --
The infant factory grows into the industrial giant --
The government extends a helping hand to growing industry --
The American people demand that big business follow rules of fair play --
Our industrial way of life has its ups and downs --
Seven families out of eight no longer live on the farm --
The workers unite to improve their way of life --
Slowly the workers move up the economic ladder --
Hamilton and Jefferson present two opposing ideals of government --
Third parties write new programs for democracy --
Corrupt forces halt the march of democracy --
The common man makes democracy more democratic --
Democracy demands free education for all the children of all the people --
Americans turn to the enjoyment of the better things of life --
We attempt to make the pursuit of happiness a reality --
We try to follow Washington's advice to take no side in Europe's conflict --
The Monroe Doctrine builds a fence around the Americans --
We become acquainted with our neighbors --
World wars deal a heavy blow to the hope of world peace --
America is forced into a global war --
The Great Depression forces the people to think and the government to act --
A troubled people try to plan their economic life --
The federal government acts to promote the general welfare --
We, the people, find new interest in the democratic way of life.
Responsibility: by Harold Underwood Faulkner, Tyler Kepner, Hall Bartlett.


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