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The American Yawp Vol. II: Since 1877

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Joseph L. Locke, University of Houston-Victoria

Ben Wright, University of Texas at Dallas

Pub Date: 2019

ISBN 13: 9781503608146

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • 16.Capital and Labor
  • 17.Conquering the West
  • 18.Life in Industrial America
  • 19.American Empire
  • 20.The Progressive Era
  • 21.World War I and Its Aftermath
  • 22.The New Era
  • 23.The Great Depression
  • 24.World War II
  • 25.The Cold War
  • 26.The Affluent Society
  • 27.The Sixties
  • 28.The Unraveling
  • 29.The Triumph of the Right
  • 30.The Recent Past

About the Book

In an increasingly digital world in which pedagogical trends are de-emphasizing rote learning and professors are increasingly turning toward active-learning exercises, scholars are fleeing traditional textbooks. Yet for those that still yearn for the safe tether of a synthetic text, as either narrative backbone or occasional reference material, The American Yawp offers a free and online, collaboratively built, open American history textbook designed for college-level history courses. Unchecked by profit motives or business models, and free from for-profit educational organizations, The American Yawp is by scholars, for scholars. All contributors—experienced college-level instructors—volunteer their expertise to help democratize the American past for twenty-first century classrooms.

About the Contributors


Joseph L. Locke

Ben Wright