RT Sound Recording DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 51523334 LA English T1 Retracing the past. readings in the history of the American people Volume 2, Volume 2, A1 Nash, Gary B., Schultz, Ronald,, PB Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic PP Princeton, N.J. YR 2003 AB This ... reader has been constructed as a supplement to the many American history survey textbooks currently in use in the United States and elsewhere. The essays have been selected with three goals in mind: first, to blend political and social history; second, to lead students to a consideration of the roles of women, ethnic groups, and laboring Americans in the weaving of the nation's social fabric; and third, to explore life at the individual and community levels. The material is also intended to introduce students to the individuals and groups that made a critical difference in the shaping of American history or whose experience reflected key changes in society ... Some of [the] essays take [you] inside American homes, farms, and factories, such as the essays on working women and their families in New York City before the Civil War and the people of Butte, Montana, who welcomed newly available radios into their homes during the 1920s and 1930s. Such essays ... convey an understanding of the daily lives of ordinary Americans, who collectively helped shape their society. Other essays deal with the vital social and political movements that transformed American society: the debate over the Constitution in the 1780s; reform in the antebellum period; populism and progressivism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; and the rise of economic uncertainty and political conservatism in our own time.-Pref.