Explores American History through the theme of equality.
With its inclusive view of American history, Created Equal, Brief Edition emphasizes social history—including the lives, labors, and legacies of women, immigrants, working people, and minorities in all regions of the country—while delivering the fundamental elements of political and economic history.
In the new edition of Created Equal, the authors have preserved the chronological framework and strong narrative thread, the engaging and illuminating stories of everyday people and events, and the Interpreting History features of the previous edition, but have sharpened the presentation, prose, and pedagogy by incorporating additional examples and end of chapter review material.
Table of Contents
15. In the Wake of War: Consolidating a Triumphant Union, 1865-1877.
The Struggle over the South.
Claiming Territory for the Union.
The Republican Vision and Its Limits.
Interpreting History: A Georgia Planter Appeals to a Freedmen’s Bureau Officer
VI. THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN AMERICA, 1877-1900.
16. Standardizing the Nation: Innovations in Technology, Business, and Culture, 1877-1890.
The New Shape of Business.
The Birth of a National Urban Culture.
Thrills, Chills, and Toothpaste: The Emergence of Consumer Culture.
Defending the New Industrial Order.
Interpreting History: Andrew Carnegie and the “Gospel of Wealth.”
17. Challenges to Government and Corporate Power, 1877-1890.
Resistance to Legal and Military Authority.
Revolt in the Workplace.
Crosscurrents of Reform.
Interpreting History: Albert Parson’s Plea for Anarchy.
18. Political and Cultural Conflict in a Decade of Depression and War: The 1890s.
Frontiers at Home, Lost and Found.
The Search for Alliances.
Interpreting History: Proceedings of the Congressional Committee on the Philippines.
VII. REFORM AT HOME, REVOLUTION ABROAD, 1900-1929.
19. The Promise and Perils of Progressive Reform, 1900-1912.
Immigration: The Changing Face of the Nation.
Work, Science, and Leisure.
Reformers and Radicals.
Expanding National Power.
Interpreting History: Defining Whiteness.
20. War and Revolution, 1912-1920.
A World in Upheaval.
The Great War and American Neutrality.
The United States Goes to War.
The Struggle to Win the Peace.
Interpreting History: African American Women in the Great War.
21. All That Jazz: 1920s.
The Decline of Progressive Reform and the Business of Politics.
Hollywood and Harlem: National Cultures in Black and White.
Science on Trial.
Consumer Dreams and Nightmares.
Interpreting History: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
VIII. FROM DEPRESSION AND WAR TO WORLD POWER, 1929-1953.
22. Hardship and Hope: The Great Depression of the 1930s.
The Great Depression.
Presidential Responses to the Depression.
The New Deal.
A New Political Culture.
Interpreting History: Songs of the Great Depression.
23. Global Conflict: World War II, 1937-1945.
The United States Enters the War.
The Home Front.
The End of the War.
Interpreting History: Zelda Webb Anderson, “You Just Met One Who Does Not Know How to Cook.”
24. Cold War and Hot War, 1945-1953.
The Uncertainties of Victory.
The Quest for Security.
American Security and Asia.
A Cold War Society.
Interpreting History: NSC-68.
IX. THE COLD WAR AT FULL TIDE, 1953-1979.
25. Domestic Dreams and Atomic Nightmares, 1953-1963.
Cold War, Warm Hearth.
The Civil Rights Movement.
The Eisenhower Years.
The Kennedy Era.
Interpreting History: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring.
26. The Nation Divides: The Vietnam War and Social Conflict, 1964-1971.
Lyndon Johnson and the Apex of Liberalism.
Into War in Vietnam.
The Conservative Response.
Interpreting History: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Vietnam War.
27. Reconsidering National Priorities, 1972-1979.
Twin Shocks: Détente and Watergate.
Discovering the Limits of the U.S. Economy.
Diffusing the Women's Movement.
Interpreting History: The Church Committee and CIA Covert Operations.
X. GLOBAL CONNECTIONS AT HOME AND ABROAD, 1979-2006.
28. The Cold War Returns—and Ends, 1979-1991.
Republican Rule at Home.
The End of the Cold War.
Interpreting History: Religion and Politics in the 1980s.
29. Post-Cold War America, 1991-2000.
The Economy: Global and Domestic.
Tolerance and Its Limits.
The Clinton Years.
The Contested Election of 2000.
Interpreting History: Vermont Civil Union Law.
30. A Global Nation in the New Millennium.
Politics in the New Millennium.
The American Place in a Global Economy.
The Stewardship of Natural Resources.
The Expansion of American Popular Culture Abroad.
Identity in Contemporary America.
Interpreting History: The Slow Food Movement.
The Declaration of Independence.
The Articles of Confederation.
The Constitution of the United States of America.
Amendments to the Constitution.
Present Day United States.
Present Day World.