To The Student: Why Study History? Analyzing Historical Sources. 17. Reconstruction, 1863-1877. 18. A Transformed Nation: The West and the New South, 1865-1900. 19. The Rise of Corporate America, 1865-1914. 20. Cities, Peoples, Cultures, 1890-1920. 21. Progressivism. 22. Becoming a World Power, 1898-1917. 23. War and Society, 1914-1920. 24. The 1920s. 25. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939. 26. America during the Second World War. 27. The Age of Containment, 1946-1953. 28. Affluence and Its Discontents, 1953-1963. 29. America during Its Longest War, 1963-1974. 30. Uncertain Times, 1974-1992. 31. Economic, Social, and Cultural Change in the Late 20th Century. 32. A Time of Hope and Fear, 1993-2011.
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