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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. America’s early battles
    1. Retreat in the Pacific
      1. Collapse along the Pacific
      2. Japanese strategy
    2. Halting the Japanese advance
      1. Battle of the Coral Sea (May 1942)
      2. Midway: a turning point
    3. Early setbacks in the Atlantic
      1. Devastation from German submarines
      2. Strategy of small patrol vessels
  2. Mobilization at home
    1. Preparedness and mobilization
    2. Economic conversion to war
      1. War Production Board
      2. Role of the Office of Scientific Research and Development
      3. Effects of wartime spending
      4. Growth in workforce
    3. Impact of the war on the economy
      1. Personal incomes
      2. Efforts to control prices
      3. Efforts to control wages and farm prices
      4. Seizure of industries
    4. Domestic conservatism
      1. Republican gains
      2. Fate of New Deal programs
      3. Effects on organized labor
  3. Social effects of the war
    1. Development of the West
      1. Defense contracts
      2. Demographic effects
    2. Social effects of the war on women
      1. The civilian workforce
      2. The military
      3. Changing attitudes toward sex roles
    3. Effects of the war on blacks
      1. Problems of the segregated armed forces
      2. The March on Washington Movement
      3. Challenges to other forms of discrimination
    4. Latinos in the labor force
      1. Recruitment
      2. Bracero program
      3. Ethnic tensions
    5. Native Americans support war
    6. Impact of the war on Japanese Americans
      1. General effect of the war on civil liberties
      2. Internment
  4. The war in Europe
    1. War aims and strategy
      1. Europe first
      2. Alliance with Britain
        1. War aims
        2. Differences over strategy
    2. North Africa
      1. Defeat of Germans
      2. Casablanca Conference
        1. Attack Sicily and Italy
        2. Unconditional surrender
    3. Battle of the Atlantic
    4. Sicily and Italy
      1. Italian surrender
      2. German control of northern Italy
      3. The battle for Rome
    5. Strategic bombing of Europe
      1. British and American cooperation
      2. Impact of the bombing
    6. Decisions of the Teheran Conference
    7. The D-Day invasion
      1. Operation “Overlord”
      2. Results
      3. German reaction
      4. Invasion of the French Mediterranean coast
  5. The war in the Pacific
    1. Guadalcanal offensive
    2. MacArthur’s sweep up the western Pacific
      1. Approval for the MacArthur plan
      2. The technique of “leapfrogging”
    3. Nimitz’s moves in the Central Pacific
    4. The naval battle of Leyte Gulf
  6. The end of the war
    1. Election of 1944
      1. Republican strategy
      2. Democratic vice-presidential candidate
      3. Campaign results
    2. Converging on Germany
      1. German counteroffensive
      2. Allied moves
    3. The Yalta Conference
      1. Nature of the decisions
      2. Call for a United Nations
      3. Occupation of Germany
      4. Eastern Europe
      5. Assessment of results
    4. Collapse of the Third Reich
      1. FDR’s death
      2. V-E Day
      3. Discovery of the Holocaust
    5. War in the Pacific
      1. Iwo Jima and Okinawa
      2. Effects of battles
    6. The atomic bomb
      1. Manhattan Project
      2. Decision to use the bomb
      3. Use of the bombs
      4. Effects of the bombings
      5. Negotiations for surrender
    7. Assessing the war
      1. Death and destruction
      2. Impact on American society

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