Taking Sides: American History, Volume II (Taking Sides: United States History, Volume 2)

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This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in American history through readings that reflect a variety of viewpoints. Each issue is framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. The Taking Sides readers feature annotated listings of selected World Wide Web sites. Taking Sides is supported by our student website, Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/).

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Book Description McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2004. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PART 1. Reconstruction and the Industrial Revolution ISSUE 1. Is History True? YES: Oscar Handlin, from Truth in History (The Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1979) NO: William H. McNeill, from "Mythistory, or Truth, Myth, History, and Historians," American Historical Review (February 1986) Oscar Handlin insists that historical truth is absolute and knowable by historians who adopt the scientific method of research to discover factual evidence that provides both a chronology and context for their findings. William McNeill argues that historical truth is general and evolutionary and is discerned by different groups at different times and in different places in a subjective manner that has little to do with a scientifically absolute methodology. ISSUE 2. Was John D. Rockefeller a "Robber Baron"? YES: Matthew Josephson, from The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists, 18611901 (Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962) NO: Ron Chernow, from Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (Random House, 1998) Matthew Josephson depicts John D. Rockefeller as an unconscionable manipulator who employed a policy of deception, bribery, and outright conspiracy to restrain free trade in order to eliminate his competitors for control of the oil industry in the United States. Ron Chernow recognizes that Rockefeller was guilty of misdeeds that were endemic among both small and large corporate leaders of the industrial age, but he concludes that some of the most egregious claims attributed to Rockefeller were without merit and often represented actions taken by Standard Oil associates without Rockefeller's knowledge. ISSUE 3. Were American Workers in the Gilded Age Conservative Capitalists? YES: Carl N. Degler, from Out of Our Past: The Forces That Shaped Modern America , 3rd ed. (Harper & Row, 1984) NO: Herbert G. Gutman, from Work, Culture, and Society in Industrializing America: Essays in American Working-Class and Social History (Alfred A. Knopf, 1976) Professor of history Carl N. Degler maintains that the American labor movement accepted capitalism and reacted conservatively to the radical organizational changes brought about in the economic system by big business. Professor of history Herbert G. Gutman argues that from 1843 to 1893, American factory workers attempted to humanize the system through the maintenance of their traditional, artisian, preindustrial work habits. ISSUE 4. Did the Industrial Revolution Disrupt the American Family? YES: Elaine Tyler May, from "The Pressure to Provide: Class, Consumerism, and Divorce in Urban America, 18801920," Journal of Social History (Winter 1978) NO: Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Robert Korstad, and James Leloudis, from "Cotton Mill People: Work, Community, and Protest in the Textile South, 18801940," The American Historical Review (April 1986) Elaine Tyler May, a professor of American studies and history, argues that the Industrial Revolution in the United States, with its improved technology, increasing income, and emerging consumerism, led to higher rates of divorce because family wage earners failed to meet rising expectations for material accumulation. History professors Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Robert Korstad, and James Leloudis contend that the cotton mill villages of the New South, rather than destroying family wor. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0073102180

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