Turning Points: Making Decisions in American History, Volume 2
August 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
In Turning Points students will encounter what happened in the past in the light of what might have happened. They will see points where will and judgment produced one result rather than another.
2. George Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Sioux War.
3. Selective Immigration: The Chinese Case.
4. Dam Hetch Hetchy?.
5. How America Fought Its First Drug War: The Harrison Act.
6. The United States Goes to War Against the Axis Powers, 1917.
7. Margaret Sanger Battles for Birth Control.
8. Sit Down and Fight: Labor Wars of the 1930s.
9. Leaving Home: American Women in World War II.
10. The Atomic Bomb and the Era of Total War.
11. Moving In: The Flight to the Suburbs.
12. "I Question America": Fannie Lou Hamer of Ruleville, Mississippi.
13. Vietman: Resisting the War.
14. Social Security: You Decide.
Anthony Marcus teaches in the School of Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He has published on globalization and culture change (Anthropology For A Small Planet, 1996) and American history, and his current writing focuses on Mexican migrants in the northeastern United States, poverty and public policy, the politics of the culture concept in development, and comparative mestizajes.