The Comparative Approach to American History

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Copyright © 1968, 1997 by C. Vann Woodward

Originally published by Basic Books in 1968

Published by Oxford University Press
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The comparative approach to American history / edited by C. Vann Woodward.

p. cm.

"Originally published by Basic Books in 1968"--T.p. verso.
Based on a series of lectures prepared for the Voice of America
with a new introduction for this ed.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-19-511260-1

1. United States--History. I. Woodward, C. Vann ( Comer Vann),
1908- . II. Voice of America (Organization)
E178.6.C66 1997
973--dc21 97-24202

1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2

Printed in the United States of America
on acid-free paper

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The Comparative Approach to American History
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • The Contributors vii
  • Introduction to the New Edition xi
  • 1 - The Comparability of American History 3
  • 2 - The Colonial Phase 18
  • 3 - The Enlightenment 34
  • 4 - The Revolution 47
  • 5 - The "Newness" of the New Nation 62
  • 6 - Frontiers 75
  • 7 - Immigration 91
  • 8 - Mobility 106
  • 9 - Slavery 121
  • 10 - Civil War 135
  • 11 - Reconstruction: Ultraconservative Revolution 146
  • 12 - The Negro since Freedom 160
  • 13 - Industrialization 175
  • 14 - Urbanization 187
  • 15 - Political Parties 206
  • 16 - The Coming of Big Business 220
  • 17 - Socialism and Labor 238
  • 18 - Imperialism 253
  • 19 - Social Democracy, 1900-1918 271
  • 20 - World War I 285
  • 21 - The Great Depression 296
  • 22 - World War II 315
  • 23 - The Cold War 328
  • 24 - The Test of Comparison 346
  • Index 359
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