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The Oxford history of the United States

Author: C Vann Woodward
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, <1982-1999>
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Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. This text tells the story of how Americans endured, and eventually prevailed,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Vann Woodward
ISBN: 0195029216 9780195029215 0195038630 9780195038637 0195038347 9780195038347 019507680X 9780195076806
OCLC Number: 7577667
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize History Category 2000.
Description: volumes <2, 9-10> : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 2. The glorious cause: the American Revolution, 1763-1789 / Robert Middlekauff --
v. 6. Battle cry of freedom: the Civil War era / James M. McPherson --
v. 9. Freedom from fear: the American people in depression and war, 1929-1945 / David M. Kennedy --
v. 10. Grand expectations: the United States, 1945-1974 / James T. Patterson. V. 2. Prologue: Sustaining truths --
Obstructed giant --
Children of the twice-born --
Beginnings: from the top down --
Stamp Act crisis --
Response --
Selden's penny --
Chance and Charles Townshend --
Boston takes the lead --
"Bastards of England" --
Drift --
Resolution --
War --
"Half a war" --
Independence --
War of posts --
War of maneuver --
Revolution becomes a European war --
War in the South --
"Fugitive war" --
Inside the campaigns --
Outside the campaigns --
Yorktown and Paris --
Constitutional movement --
Children of the twice-born in the 1780s --
Constitutional Convention --
Ratification: an end and a beginning --
Epilogue: Enduring truths. V. 6. Prologue: From the Halls of Montezuma --The United States at midcentury --
Mexico will poison us --
An empire for slavery --
Slavery, rum, and Romanism --
The crime against Kansas --
Mudsills and greasy mechanics for A. Lincoln --
The Revolution of 1860 --
The counterrevolution of 1861 --
Facing both ways: the upper south's dilemma --
Amateurs go to war --
Farewell to the Ninety Days' War --
Blockade and beachhead: the Salt-water War, 1861-1862 --
The River War in 1862 --
The sinews of war --
Billy Yank's chickahominy blues --
We must free the slaves or be ourselves subdued --
Carry me back to old Virginny --
John Bull's Virginia reel --
Three rivers in winter, 1862-1863 --
Fire in the rear --
Long remember: the summer of '63 --
Johnny Reb's Chattanooga blues --
When this cruel war is over --
If it takes all summer --
After four years of failure --
We are going to be wiped off the earth --
South Carolina must be destroyed --
We are all Americans --
To the shoals of victory. V. 10. Veterans, ethnics, blacks, women --
Unions, liberals, and the state: stalemate --
Booms --
Grand expectations about the world --
Hardening of the Cold War, 1945-1948 --
Domestic politics: Truman's first term --
Red scares abroad and at home --
Korea --
Ike --
World affairs, 1953-1956 --
The biggest boom yet --
Mass consumer culture --
Race --
A center holds, more or less, 1957-1960 --
The polarized sixties: an overview --
The new frontier at home --
JFK and the world --
Lyndon Johnson and American liberalism --
A great society and the rise of rights-consciousness --
Escalation in Vietnam --
Rights, polarization, and backlash, 1966-1967 --
The most turbulent year: 1968 --
Rancor and Richard Nixon --
Nixon, Vietnam, and the world, 1969-1974 --
End of an era? Expectations amid Watergate and recession.
Responsibility: C. Vann Woodward, general editor.
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