American Passages: A History of the United States, Volume II: Since 1865

American Passages: A History of the United States, Volume II: Since 1865

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With a unique attention to time as the defining nature of history, AMERICAN PASSAGES offers students a view of American history as a complete, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of three key characteristics of time sequence, simultaneity, and contingency. With clarity and purpose, the authors convey how events grow from other events, people's actions, and broad structural changes (sequence), how apparently disconnected events occurred in close chronological proximity to one another and were situated in larger, shared contexts (simultaneity), and how history suddenly pivoted because of events, personalities, and unexpected outcomes (contingency). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Although the stock market crash represented a serious setback for the nationa#39;s economic health, the Great Depression of the 1930s that followed arose from causes more deeply rooted than ... The ripple of banking failures strained a banking system that the stock market crash had weakened. In the countryside, crops rotted because they could not be sold, and farmers talked of strikes and other protests.


Title:American Passages: A History of the United States, Volume II: Since 1865
Author: Edward Ayers, Lewis Gould, David Oshinsky, Jean Soderlund
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2008-10-22
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