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4. American history

    Table of contents
    1. 1. Recommended readings


    1. “A New World”: Colonial America

    2. “A New Nation”: Causes and Consequences of the War of Independence
    3. “America’s Manifest Destiny”: The Significance of the Westward Movement
    4. “One Divided Nation under God”: American Society Before and After the Civil War
    5. “The Rebirth of the Nation”: The Reconstruction
    6. The Fate of the Amerindians
    7. “The Gilded Age”: Economy and Society at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries
    8. “A Nation of Immigrants”: The Role of Immigration in U.S. History
    9. “The Loss of Innocence”: U.S. Foreign Policy at the Turn of the 19th-20th Centuries
    10. The U.S. in World War I and in the Peace-making Process
    11. The Great Depression: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal
    12. “The Arsenal of Democracy”: The U.S. in World War II
    13. The Bipolar World: The U.S. in the Cold War
    14. Domestic Policy in Cold War U.S.
    15. The U.S. and the Post-Cold War World

    Recommended readings

    Boorstin, Daniel J., The Americans: The Colonial Experience, Vol. I, New York: Random House, 1958.
    Boorstin, Daniel J., The Americans: The National Experience, Vol. II, New York: Vintage Books, 1965.
    Boorstin, Daniel J., The Americans: The Democratic Experience, Vol. III, New York: Vintage Books, 1974.
    Brinkley, Alan, The Unfinished Nation. New York, etc.: McGraw-Hill, 1993.
    Chafe, William H., The Unfinished Journey. America since World War II. New York: Oxford UP, 1986.
    Combs, Jerald A., The History of American Foreign Policy, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986.
    Commager, Henry Steel, The American Mind. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1950.
    Ferguson, Niall, Colossus. London: Penguin Books, 2005.
    Frank, Tibor, and Tamás Magyarics, Handouts for U.S. History. 2nd ed. Budapest: Panem, 1999.
    Gaddis, John Lewis, We Now Know. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997.
    Kissinger, Henry A., Diplomacy. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.
    LaFeber, Walter, America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-2000. Boston, etc.: McGraw-Hill, 2002.
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