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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. Election of 1952
    1. The Truman record
    2. Eisenhower’s popularity
    3. Stevenson’s appeal
    4. Results
  2. Eisenhower administration
    1. Eisenhower
      1. Personal background
      2. Hidden-hand approach
    2. Dynamic conservatism
      1. New Deal programs
        1. Cuts
        2. Extensions
      2. Public works
        1. St. Lawrence Seaway
        2. Interstate highways
    3. Armistice in Korea
      1. Ike’s bold stand
      2. Reasons for settlement
    4. End to McCarthyism
      1. McCarthy’s tactics
      2. McCarthy and the army
      3. Senate condemnation
      4. Ike and McCarthyism
    5. Internal security worries
  3. Foreign policy in the first term
    1. Dulles and foreign policy
      1. Dulles’s background
      2. Idea of liberation
      3. Massive retaliation
      4. Brinksmanship
    2. Problems in Indochina
      1. Background to war
        1. Nationalism in Asia
        2. French control
        3. Ho Chi Minh and independence
      2. First Indochina war
        1. Outbreak of fighting
        2. American aid
        3. Ike’s domino theory
      3. Geneva Accords
        1. French defeat
        2. Provisions of the agreement
      4. Government of Diem
        1. Need for reform
        2. Opposition suppressed
  4. Foreign crises in the second administration
    1. Election of 1956
      1. Eisenhower’s health
      2. Stevenson defeated again
    2. The Suez crisis
      1. Eisenhower’s Middle East policy
      2. Rise of Nasser in Egypt
      3. Offer and withdrawal of loan
      4. Nasser’s seizure of Suez
      5. Israeli invasion
      6. Resolution of crisis
    3. The Hungarian revolt
      1. De-Stalinization
      2. Hungarian revolt
      3. Soviet repression
    4. Sputnik
      1. The Soviet feat
      2. American reactions
        1. U.S. space effort
        2. Deployment of missiles
        3. Creation of NASA
        4. National Defense Education Act
    5. Persisting problems
      1. Middle East
        1. Eisenhower Doctrine
        2. Troops to Lebanon
      2. Soviet pressure on Berlin
      3. U-2 Summit
      4. Cuba
        1. Castro’s takeover
        2. American responses
  5. The early civil rights movement
    1. Eisenhower’s views of civil rights
    2. NAACP actions
    3. Court decisions
      1. Decisions preliminary to Brown
      2. The Brown decision
      3. Reactions to Brown
        1. Ike’s reluctance
        2. Token compliance
        3. Massive resistance
          1. Citizens’ Councils
          2. Southern Manifesto
    4. Montgomery bus boycott
      1. Causes for action
      2. Role of Martin Luther King Jr.
      3. Results
    5. Civil rights legislation
    6. Little Rock
      1. Court order
      2. Governor Faubus
      3. Federal intervention
  6. Assessing the Eisenhower years
    1. Accomplishments
    2. Farewell address

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