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1 The Collision Of Cultures
2 Britain And Its Colonies
3 Colonial Ways Of Life
4 The Imperial Perspective
5 From Empire To Independence
6 The American Revolution
7 Shaping A Federal Union
8 The Federalist Era
9 The Early Republic
10 Nationalism And Sectionalism
11 The Jacksonian Impulse
12 The Dynamics Of Growth
13 An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, And Reform
14 Manifest Destiny
15 The Old South
16 The Crisis Of Union
17 The War Of The Union
18 Reconstruction: North And South
19 New Frontiers: South And West
20 Big Business And Organized Labor
21 The Emergence Of Urban America
22 Gilded-age Politics And Agrarian Revolt
23 An American Empire
24 The Progressive Era
25 America And The Great War
26 The Modern Temper
27 Republican Resurgence And Decline
28 New Deal America
29 From Isolation To Global War
30 The Second World War
31 The Fair Deal And Containment
32 Through The Picture Window: Society And Culture, 1945–1960
33 Conflict And Deadlock: The Eisenhower Years
34 New Frontiers: Politics And Social Change In The 1960s
35 Rebellion And Reaction In The 1960s And 1970s
36 A Conservative Insurgency
37 Triumph And Tragedy: America At The Turn Of The Century

  1. Urbanization
    1. Location of urban growth
      1. Pacific coast
      2. Midwest
      3. The South
    2. Types of growth
      1. Vertical
        1. Steam heat
        2. Elevator
        3. Steel frame
        4. Skyscraper
      2. Horizontal
        1. Mass transit
        2. Suburbs
    3. Assets and liabilities of cities
      1. Urban attractions
      2. Urban problems
        1. Unregulated growth
        2. Public health
        3. Mortality rate
    4. Urban politics
      1. Political machines
      2. City services
    5. Environmental effects
      1. Filth and disease
      2. “Sanitary” reformers
      3. Water and sewer systems
  2. New immigration
    1. Reasons for immigration
      1. Fleeing problems
      2. Jobs in America
    2. New immigrants
      1. From southern and eastern Europe
      2. Jews and Catholics
    3. Ellis Island
      1. Origin
      2. Scale of operation
    4. Experience in America
      1. Exploitation
      2. Communities
    5. The nativist response
      1. Types of prejudice
      2. Immigration restriction
        1. Early attempts
        2. Chinese exclusion
  3. Popular culture
    1. Distinctive urban culture
    2. Vaudeville
    3. Outdoor recreation
      1. Parks
      2. Bicycling
    4. Working-class recreation
      1. Street corners
      2. Amusement parks
    5. Saloons
      1. Working-class popularity
      2. Hub of social life
        1. Food and drink
        2. Camaraderie
      3. Male immigrants
      4. Critics of saloons
    6. Women’s leisure
      1. Married women
        1. Limited time
        2. Public spaces
      2. Single women
        1. Types of jobs
        2. Urban amusements
    7. Spectator sports
      1. Urban locale
      2. Football
      3. Basketball
      4. Baseball
  4. Growth of education
    1. Public education
      1. Americanizing immigrants
      2. Increased enrollment
    2. Higher education
      1. Growth of colleges
      2. Elective system
      3. More opportunities for women
      4. Graduate education
        1. National pastime
        2. Negro leagues
  5. Realist thought
    1. Rise of realism
      1. Different from idealism
      2. Contributing factors
        1. Civil War
        2. Modern science
    2. Darwinism and Social Darwinism
      1. On the Origin of Species
      2. Application to human society
        1. Social Darwinism
        2. Herbert Spencer
      3. Reform Darwinism
        1. Lester Frank Ward
        2. Role of government
    3. Pragmatism
      1. Ideas of William James
      2. Instrumentalism of John Dewey
    4. Literature
      1. Mark Twain
      2. Literary Naturalism
        1. Frank Norris
        2. Stephen Crane
        3. Jack London
        4. Theodore Dreiser
    5. Social criticism
      1. Henry George and the single tax
      2. Veblen and conspicuous consumption
  6. The social gospel
    1. The church and the working class
      1. Neglect of inner city
      2. New organizations
        1. YMCA
        2. Salvation Army
    2. Washington Gladden
  7. Early efforts at urban reform
    1. Settlement house movement
      1. Jane Addams
      2. Activities
    2. Women’s rights
      1. Gains in employment
      2. Suffrage movement
        1. Conflicts in movement
        2. Gains in the states
      3. Women’s organizations
    3. Development of welfare policies
      1. Regulation of business and labor
      2. Urban machines

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