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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. The new imperialism
    1. Global context
      1. Economic sources
      2. Europeans in Asia and Africa
      3. Christian missionaries
    2. American imperialism
      1. Extra-continental territories
      2. Debate over expansion
      3. Alfred Thayer Mahan
    3. Imperialist theories
      1. Anglo-Saxon superiority
      2. Religion
    4. Initial expansion in the Pacific
      1. Seward’s purchase of Alaska
      2. Samoa
      3. Hawaii
        1. Trade agreement
        2. American intervention
        3. Republic of Hawaii
        4. Annexation
  2. Spanish-American War
    1. Trouble in Cuba
      1. Spanish rule
      2. American interests
      3. Aid to the insurrection
      4. “Yellow journalism”
    2. Pressure for war
      1. McKinley and Cuban independence
      2. Public opinion aroused
        1. de Lôme letter
        2. Sinking of the Maine
    3. Movement to war
      1. Attempts to avoid war
      2. Congressional action
        1. Cuban independence
        2. Teller Amendment
        3. Declaration of war
      3. Reasons for war
    4. The war
      1. Dewey’s Manila victory
      2. Cuban campaign
        1. Rough Riders
        2. Attack on San Juan Hill
        3. Battle of Santiago
    5. Debate over annexation
      1. Treaty of Paris
      2. Proponents of annexation
      3. Anti-imperialists
      4. Ratification of treaty
      5. Filipino guerrilla war
    6. Organizing the acquisitions
      1. Philippines under Taft
      2. Government for Puerto Rico
      3. Cuba
        1. Problems
        2. Platt Amendment
        3. Guantanamo Bay
  3. Rivalries in East Asia
    1. China
      1. Stagnant and weak
      2. Spheres of influence
      3. Open Door Policy
    2. Boxer Rebellion
  4. Theodore Roosevelt’s diplomacy
    1. Background to TR’s presidency
      1. Election of 1900
        1. Referendum on imperialism
        2. McKinley wins
      2. McKinley’s assassination
      3. TR’s personal history
        1. Strenuous life
        2. Double death
        3. Life in the West
        4. New York politics
    2. The Panama Canal
      1. Negotiations with British and French
      2. Difficulties with Colombia
      3. Revolution in Panama
      4. Treaty with Panama
      5. Opening of canal
    3. The Roosevelt Corollary
      1. Problems of debt collection
      2. Principles in new policy
    4. TR’s role in the Russo-Japanese War
    5. American relations with Japan
      1. Agreements on Korea, China, and Philippines
      2. Racism
      3. “Gentlemen’s Agreement” of 1907
    6. The United States and Europe
      1. Conference at Algeciras
      2. Tour of the “Great White Fleet”

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