American Realities Contents

Select one of the following links to explore a chapter from American Realities.

Volume I: From the First Settlements to the Present

1. THE NATIVE AMERICANS
October 11, 1492

2. THE FIRST EURO-AMERICANS
Norse Settlers in the New World

3. THE ENGLISH BACKGROUND
A Puritan Death: John and Thomasine Winthrop

4. THE BRITISH AMERICAN
William Byrd in Two Worlds

5. DIVIDED LOYALTIES
Jonathan Boucher and the Pre-Revolutionary Crisis

6. THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
1776: The Continental Army in the Year of Independence

7. TESTING THE CONSTITUTION
The Alien and Sedition Acts

8. REPUBLICAN NATIONALISM
The Lewis and Clark Expedition

9. THE LIMITS OF JACKSONIAN DEMOCRACY
The Cherokee Removal

10. ABOLITIONISTS AND ANTIABOLITIONISTS
William Lloyd Garrison and the Broadcloth Mob

11. REFORM IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC
The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848

12. MANIFEST DESTINY
Down the Santa Fe Trail with Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847

13. PLANTATION LIFE
The Ordeal of Slavery

14. THE CIVIL WAR
Two Soldiers and Their Worlds


Volume II: From Reconstruction to the Present


1. BEYOND EMANCIPATION
Booker T. Washington and the Atlanta Compromise

2. THE NEW INDUSTRIAL ERA
The Rise of Andrew Carnegie

3. THE BIRTH OF ENVIRONMENTALISM
John Muir and the American Wilderness

4. IMPERIAL AMERICA
Dewey and Aguinaldo at Manila Bay

5. NEW IMMIGRANTS
Russian Jews in the United States

6. EXPANDING AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
The Woman Suffrage Victory

7. MODERNITY VERSUS TRADITION
The Scopes Trial and the American Character

8. THE NEW DEAL
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Politics of Compassion

9. TOTAL WAR
The Bombing of Hiroshima

10. THE COLD WAR AT HOME
Joseph McCarthy and Anti-Communism

11. THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Road to Birmingham

12. TURMOIL ON THE CAMPUSES
Berkeley in the Sixties

13. THE NEW COMPUTER AGE
Bill Gates and Microsoft

14. BLACK AND WHITE AMERICA
The Worlds of Osborne Jones



American Realities Home Page