With a unique attention to time as the defining nature of history, AMERICAN PASSAGES offers students a view of American history as a complete, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of three key characteristics of time sequence, simultaneity, and contingency. With clarity and purpose, the authors convey how events grow from other events, people's actions, and broad structural changes (sequence), how apparently disconnected events occurred in close chronological proximity to one another and were situated in larger, shared contexts (simultaneity), and how history suddenly pivoted because of events, personalities, and unexpected outcomes (contingency). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.A nation mired in the worst depression in its history waited to hear what the new president would say. ... The Depression discredited the Republican Party for two decades in presidential elections. ... Although Hoover lived thirty years after he left the White House, his reputation ... in early 1933 disclosed that Wall Street executives had benefited from inside information about stock market transactions.
|Title||:||American Passages: A History of the United States, Volume II: Since 1865|
|Author||:||Edward Ayers, Lewis Gould, David Oshinsky, Jean Soderlund|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning - 2008-10-22|