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Published May 11, 2009

Gerald Markowitz (John Jay College and The Graduate Center, CUNY) describes how FDR's New Deal changed the relationship between the U.S. government and the people.Read full description

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Published May 6, 2009

Kevin Kenny (Boston College) discusses the impact of Irish immigration and the nature of prejudice in mid-nineteenth century America.Read full description

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Published April 28, 2009

Martha Hodes (New York University) explores the many meanings of freedom that emerged at the end of the Civil War.Read full description

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Who Built America? Volume Two: Table of Contents

Who Built America? Working People and the Nation’s History 1877 to the Present

Who Built America? Textbook

Who Built America? Working People and the Nation’s History presents history from the perspective of working men and women, pairing a lively narrative with extensive visual and written documentary evidence. For the third edition (2008, Bedford/St. Martin’s), the authors restructured the chapters to make Who Built America? a more teachable textbook.

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