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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, 1945Ė1960
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. Demobilization under Truman
    1. The Truman style
      1. Trumanís background and character
      2. Domestic proposals of 1945
    2. Demobilization
      1. Rapid reduction of armed forces
      2. Escalation of birthrate
      3. Efforts for economic stabilization
    3. Attempts to control inflation
      1. Demands for wage increases
      2. A wave of strikes
      3. Trumanís response to strikes
      4. Efforts to control prices
      5. The end of controls
    4. Partisan conflict
      1. Elections of 1946
      2. Republican Congress
        1. Taft-Hartley Act
        2. The National Security Act
  2. Development of the cold war
    1. Creating the United Nations
      1. Background of the U.N.
      2. Scheme of its operations
      3. U.S. ratification of U.N. membership
    2. Differences with the Soviets
      1. Problems relating to eastern Europe
      2. Churchill and Iron Curtain
      3. Development of the peace treaties
    3. Development of the containment policy
      1. Kennanís theory
      2. Problems in Iran, Turkey, and Greece
      3. The Truman Doctrine
      4. The Marshall Plan
        1. The proposal
        2. European response
      5. Division of Germany
        1. Merger of Allied zones
        2. Berlin Blockade
        3. Berlin Airlift
        4. Creation of West and East Germany
      6. Development of NATO
      7. Establishment of Israel
  3. Trumanís domestic policies
    1. Civil rights
      1. Wartime background
      2. Truman administration
        1. Trumanís attitude
        2. Committee on Civil Rights
        3. Segregation in military
      3. Professional baseball
        1. Jackie Robinson
        2. Branch Rickey
    2. Trumanís game plan
      1. Reelection plan
      2. Policy agenda
    3. Efforts for civil rights for blacks
    4. The 1948 election
      1. The Republican position
      2. Democratic battle over civil rights
      3. Creation of the Dixiecrats
      4. Wallaceís Progressive party
      5. Nature of the campaign
      6. Election results
    5. The fate of the Fair Deal
  4. The cold war heats up
    1. Point Four Program
    2. Chinaís fall to communism
      1. History of the movement in China
      2. Assessment of the Communist victory
    3. Soviet atomic bomb
    4. Work on the hydrogen bomb
    5. Decision to maintain peacetime military force
    6. The Korean War
      1. Background to the conflict
      2. Responses to the invasion
        1. U.N. action
        2. Trumanís decisions
          1. Strengthen NATO
          2. Aid to French in Indochina
      3. Military developments
        1. Rout of the U.N. forces
        2. Counterattack
        3. The decision to invade the North
        4. Entry of the Chinese Communists
      4. The dismissal of MacArthur
        1. Reasons for the action
        2. Reactions to the firing
      5. Negotiations for peace
    7. Another Red Scare
      1. HUAC
      2. The Truman loyalty program
      3. The Alger Hiss case
      4. Conviction of spies
      5. McCarthyís witch-hunt
        1. The emergence of Senator McCarthy
        2. Assessment of his tactics
      6. McCarran Internal Security Act
    8. Assessing the cold war

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