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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

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  1. Demobilization under Truman
    1. The Truman style
      1. Truman’s background and character
      2. Domestic proposals of 1945
      3. Relations with Congress
    2. Demobilization
      1. Rapid reduction of armed forces
      2. Escalation of birthrate
      3. Efforts for economic stabilization
    3. Efforts to control inflation
      1. Demands for wage increases
      2. A wave of strikes
      3. Truman’s response to strikes
      4. Efforts to control prices
      5. End of controls
    4. Significant legislative achievements
      1. Employment Act of 1946
      2. Control of atomic energy
    5. Congressional elections of 1946
    6. Relations with Congress
      1. Taft-Hartley Act
      2. Taxes
      3. National Security Act
  2. Development of the cold war
    1. Creating the United Nations
      1. Background of the United Nations
      2. Scheme of its operations
      3. U.S. ratification of U.N. membership
    2. Trials for war criminals
      1. Nature of the trials
      2. Debate over the justice of the trials
    3. Differences with the Soviets
      1. Conflicting interpretations
      2. Problems relating to eastern Europe
      3. Development of the peace treaties
      4. Proposals to control atomic energy
    4. Development of the containment policy
      1. Kennan’s theory
      2. Problems in Iran, Turkey, and Greece
      3. The Truman Doctrine
      4. Greek-Turkish aid
      5. The Marshall Plan
        1. The proposal
        2. European response
        3. Work of the ERP
      6. Division of Germany
        1. Merger of Allied zones
        2. Berlin Blockade
        3. Berlin Airlift
        4. Creation of West and East Germany
      7. Development of NATO
      8. Establishment of Israel
  3. Domestic affairs
    1. Civil rights
      1. Truman administration
        1. Effect of foreign relations
        2. Truman’s views
        3. Recommendations of Committee on Civil Rights
        4. Employment and the military
      2. Baseball and Jackie Robinson
    2. Democratic divisions
    3. Truman’s game plan
    4. The 1948 election
      1. The Republican position
      2. Democratic battle over civil rights
      3. Creation of the Dixiecrats
      4. Wallace’s Progressive party
      5. Nature of the campaign
      6. Election results
      7. Assessment of the results
    5. The fate of the Fair Deal
  4. The cold war heats up
    1. Point Four Program
    2. China’s 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. NSC-68
  5. The Korean War
    1. Background to the conflict
    2. Response to the invasion
    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
  6. Another Red Scare
    1. Evidences of espionage
    2. The Truman loyalty program
    3. The Alger Hiss case
    4. Conviction of spies
    5. Joseph McCarthy’s witch-hunt
      1. The emergence of Senator McCarthy
      2. Assessment of his tactics
    6. McCarran Internal Security Act

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