Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in American History, Volume II

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This reader, designed to introduce students to controversies in American history, covers topics such as Industrial Revolution, Pearl Harbor, and the influence of the civil rights movement on race relations. This title is supported by Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/), a student Web site that provides study support tools and links to related Web sites.

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Book Description McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PART 1. Reconstruction and the Industrial Revolution ISSUE 1. Was It Wrong to Impeach Andrew Johnson? YES: Irving Brant, from Impeachment: Trials andErrors NO: Harold M. Hyman, from A More Perfect Union: TheImpact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on theConstitution Historian Irving Brant argues that President AndrewJohnson was the victim of partisan Republican politics and that thearticles of impeachment passed by the House of Representativesviolated the U.S. Constitution. Professor of history Harold M. Hymancontends that Congress's decision to impeach President Johnson waswholly justifiable on constitutional grounds in light of Johnson'srepeated defiance of national law. ISSUE 2. Was John D. Rockefeller a "Robber Baron?'' YES: Matthew Josephson, from The Robber Barons: The GreatAmerican Capitalists, 1861-1901 NO: Ralph W. Hidy and Muriel E. Hidy, from History of StandardOil Company (New Jersey), vol. 1: Pioneering in Big Business,1882-1911 Historian Matthew Josephson depicts John D. Rockefeller asan unconscionable manipulator who employed deception, bribery, andoutright conspiracy to eliminate his competitors for control of theoil industry in the United States. Business historians Ralph W. Hidyand Muriel E. Hidy argue that Rockefeller and his associates wereinnovative representatives of corporate capitalism who broughtstability to the often chaotic petroleum industry. ISSUE 3. Did the Industrial Revolution Disrupt the AmericanFamily? YES: Elaine Tyler May, from "The Pressure to Provide: Class,Consumerism, and Divorce in Urban America, 1880-1920", Journal ofSocial History NO: Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Robert Korstad, and James Leloudis, from"Cotton Mill People: Work, Community, and Protest in the TextileSouth, 1880-1940", The American Historical Review Elaine Tyler May, a professor of American studies andhistory, argues that the Industrial Revolution in the United States,with its improved technology, increasing income, and emergingconsumerism, led to higher rates of divorce because family wageearners failed to meet rising expectations for material accumulation.History professors Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Robert Korstad, and JamesLeloudis contend that the cotton mill villages of the New South,rather than destroying family work patterns, fostered a labor systemthat permitted parents and children to work together as a traditionalfamily unit. ISSUE 4. Was City Government in Late-Nineteenth-Century America a"Conspicuous Failure?'' YES: Ernest S. Griffith, from A History of American CityGovernment: The Conspicuous Failure, 1870-1900 NO: Jon C. Teaford, from The Unheralded Triumph: CityGovernment in America, 1860-1900 Professor of political science and political economyErnest S. Griffith (1896-1981) argues that the city governments thatwere controlled by the political bosses represented a betrayal of thepublic trust. Professor of history Jon C. Teaford argues thatmunicipal governments in the late nineteenth century achievedremarkable success in dealing with the challenges presented by rapidurbanization. PART 2. The Response to Industrialism: Reform and War ISSUE 5. Did Yellow Journalism Cause the Spanish-AmericanWar? YES: W. A. Swanberg, from Citizen Hearst: A Biography ofWilliam Randolph Hearst NO: David Nasaw, from The Chief: The Life of William RandolphHearst Journalist W. A. Swanberg argues that newspaper mogulWilliam Randolph Hearst used the sensational and exploitative storiesin his widely circulated New York Journal to stir up publicopinion and to force President William McKinley to wage a war agains. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0072850272

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