Twelve Great Clashes That Shaped Modern America

Twelve Great Clashes That Shaped Modern America

From Geronimo to George W. Bush

Book - 2006
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12 Great Clashes That Shaped Modern America looks at twelve of America's most vivid and influential ideological confrontations, creating a compelling portrait of the issues that have come to define this country's identity. Arthur and Broesamle tell the story of these battles of ideas through the lens of personality. The complex character of our nation is revealed through the ideas and emotions that motivated some of America's most compelling national figures, including Booker T. Washington, John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Betty Friedan and Sandra Day O'Connor. Clashes include: Ownership of America Railway strike of 1894 Equal rights for blacks The environment America's global responsibility The welfare state The atomic bomb The pentagon papers and impeachment of Nixon The Korean War Affirmative action Women's rights
Uniform Title: Clashes of will
Publisher: New York : Pearson/Longman, c2006.
ISBN: 9780321418265
Branch Call Number: 973
Characteristics: vii, 360 p. : maps ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Arthur, Anthony


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