Land of Hope

THIS YOUNG READER'S EDITION of Land of Hope arose in response to popular demand, in the wake of Land of Hope's gratifying success with older readers when it first appeared in May 2019. Many such readers – especially teachers and parents ...

Land of Hope

VOLUME TWO: THE MAKING OF MODERN AMERICA From 1877 to 2020 The Founders of the American nation would have had trouble recognizing the America that emerged after the Civil War. By century’s end we had rapidly evolved into the world’s greatest industrial power. It was a nation of large new cities populated by immigrants from all over the world. And it was a nation that was taking an increasingly active role on the world stage, even to the point of acquiring an empire of its own. Many Americans began to wonder whether this modern nation had outgrown its original Constitution. That document had been written back in the eighteenth century, after all, and one of its main goals was limiting the size and scope of government. But did that goal make sense in the dynamic new America of the twentieth century? That became a central question. The Progressive movement and its successors believed it was time to replace the Constitution with laws permitting a larger and more powerful government. Others firmly rejected such changes and insisted on the permanent validity of the Constitution’s ideal of limited government. In addition, with the two great world wars of the twentieth century, and the Cold War that came after them, America found itself thrust into a position of overwhelming world leadership—something else that the Founders never imagined or wanted. Such leadership required the development of a large and permanent military establishment whose very existence ran up against the nation’s founding traditions. With the end of the Cold War, America faced a decision. Should it shed the world responsibilities it had taken on during the twentieth century? Or should it treat those responsibilities as a permanent obligation? That debate, which has deep roots in American history, continues to this day.

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Land of Hope
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Wilfred M. McClay
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-07-12 - Publisher: Encounter Books

VOLUME TWO: THE MAKING OF MODERN AMERICA From 1877 to 2020 The Founders of the American nation would have had trouble recognizing the America that emerged after the Civil War. By century’s end we had rapidly evolved into the world’s greatest industrial power. It was a nation of large new
Land of Hope
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: William B. Hoyt
Categories: Electronic book
Type: BOOK - Published: 1852 - Publisher:

An account of the author's personal experiences and opinions while visiting Liberia.
Land of Hope
Language: en
Pages: 398
Authors: James R. Grossman
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Grossman’s rich, detailed analysis of black migration to Chicago during World War I and its aftermath brilliantly captures the cultural meaning of the movement.
Land of Hope
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Joan Lowery Nixon
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-27 - Publisher: Delacorte Press

The family of Rebekah Levinsky emigrates from Russia and settles in New York City, hoping their dreams will come true. But instead of finding streets paved with gold, they find they must work seven days a week in a sweatshop simply to survive. Will Rebekah conquer the odds and find
A Teacher's Guide to Land of Hope
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Wilfred M. McClay, John McBride
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-19 - Publisher: Encounter Books

This Teachers’ Guide to Wilfred McClay’s Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story will be an invaluable aid to classroom teachers who use Land of Hope as a textbook for courses in United States history. McClay has coauthored the Guide with John McBride, a master teacher with