The New American History (Critical Perspectives On The Past)

The New American History (Critical Perspectives On The Past)

Language: English

Pages: 397

ISBN: 1566395526

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Originally released in 1990, The New American History, edited for the American Historical Association by Eric Foner, has become an indispensable volume for teachers and students. In essays that chart the shifts in interpretation within their fields, some of our most prominent American historians survey the key works and themes in the scholarship of the last three decades. Along with the substantially revised essays from the first edition, this volume presents three entirely new ones -- on intellectual history, the history of the West, and the histories of the family and sexuality. The second edition of The New American History reflects, in Foner's words, \u0022the continuing vitality and creativity of the study of the past, how traditional fields are being expanded and redefined even as new ones are created.\u0022

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examples of how a growing wage-labor system, which attracted young, single workers into towns and cities, meant that more and more individuals lived beyond family governance, whether by parents or employers. At the same time, historians such as Carl Degler emphasize that new social and political ideals born of the Enlightenment and the American revolution rejected the patriarchal model of the family. These democratic ideals first applied to adult white males, but notions of individual rights

fateful Page 118 developments, but most people experienced those years as a time of crisis, of economic depression, and perhaps even of severe personal disorientation. The consequences for American public life were cataclysmic. No depression had ever been as deep and tragic as the one that lasted from 1893 to 1897. Millions suffered unemployment, especially during the winters of 189394 and 189495, and thousands of "tramps" wandered the countrysides in search of food. Although many

years has undergone substantial revision as well, often as a result of the same impulses that have reshaped interpretations of social and cultural phenomena. In perhaps no area has the traditional view changed more dramatically than in relation to the politics of the 1920s. Until at least the mid-1960s, virtually all scholars accepted the characterization of those years first advanced by Frederick Lewis Allen, then reinforced by several generations of New Deal politicians, and most energetically

articles that a rising group of internationalist capitalists shaped and controlled much of the New Deal agenda. Colin Gordon, whose 1994 book New Deals was the first full-scale revisionist interpretation of the New Deal in many decades, argued similarly for the direct influence of corporate forces in the construction and management of New Deal programs. Despite continuing scholarly critiques from the left (and, occasionally, the right), most historians in the last two decades have accepted

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