Table of Contents:
Section 1 The nation expands 1865-1919
1 Were black Americans really made free and equal by the abolition of slavery, 1865-1915?
2 How significant was the settlement of the West, 1865-1900?
3 Was industrialisation a blessing or a blight for the USA 1880-1917?
4 From jellyfish to eagle? Why did the USA change its foreign policy 1890-1919?
Section 2 Prosperity, collapse, destruction and victory, 1920-45
5 Internationalism or isolationism - did the USA pursue an inconsistent foreign policy, 1920-39?
6 The Twenties - Jazz Age or Depression Blues?
7 America in the 1930s - did the New Deal end the Depression?
8 From neutrality to the bomb - was this America's 'good war'?
Section 3 The most powerful nation, 1945-92
9 Why did the Cold War begin, 1945-49?
10 Fighting the Cold War - how successful was the USA, 1950-68?
11 Did Americans live 'happily ever after' , 1945-60?
12 'We shall overcome': how did the challenges of the sixties era change America?
13 The triumphant superpower: were the 1970s and 1980s really a success for the USA?
A focus route pathway for independent learners
Learning Trouble Spots - which address common misunderstandings
Diagrammatic summaries of key areas of content and historical issues
Accessible summaries of recent historical debates.