America in the Twentieth Century: A History

America in the Twentieth Century: A History

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By (author) James T. Patterson

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  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 230mm x 24mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 29 August 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Belmont, CA
  • ISBN 10: 0155078607
  • ISBN 13: 9780155078604
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: facsimiles, illustrations, maps, portraits
  • Sales rank: 1,513,568

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One of the most authoritative texts on modern America, this concise, readable survey of twentieth century American history has been a reliable source for more than twenty years. The text has evolved from a book which primarily covered political and diplomatic history to one which devotes considerable space to areas of special interest such as African American history, women's history, urbanization, the role of ethnic groups, changing sexual mores, the power of corporations and the conflict of economic groups, and trends in regional and national values. The author offers contemporary interpretations and presents various sides of controversial issues.

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Preface. 1. A Frayed Society: America at the Turn of the Century. 2. The Ambiguities of Progressive Solutions. 3. National Politics, 1900-1917. 4. From Expansion to War, 1900-1917. 5. The Divisiveness of War. 6. The 1920s: The Modern Decade. 7. Crash and Depression, 1929-1939. 8. Political Centralization in the 1930s. 9. From Nonintervention to War, 1929-1941 . 10. World War II: A Great Divide. 11. Acrimony at Home and Abroad, 1945-1952. 12. The Middle-Class World of the 1950s. 13. The 1960s: From Altruism to Disenchantment. 14. Turmoil, 1965-1968. 15. Unsettling Times: From Nixon to Reagan. 16. Republican Years, 1981-1992. 17. Approaching a Millennium: The 1990s.

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Preface. 1. A Frayed Society: America at the Turn of the Century. 2. The Ambiguities of Progressive Solutions. 3. National Politics, 1900-1917. 4. From Expansion to War, 1900-1917. 5. The Divisiveness of War. 6. The 1920s: The Modern Decade. 7. Crash and Depression, 1929-1939. 8. Political Centralization in the 1930s. 9. From Nonintervention to War, 1929-1941 . 10. World War II: A Great Divide. 11. Acrimony at Home and Abroad, 1945-1952. 12. The Middle-Class World of the 1950s. 13. The 1960s: From Altruism to Disenchantment. 14. Turmoil, 1965-1968. 15. Unsettling Times: From Nixon to Reagan. 16. Republican Years, 1981-1992. 17. Approaching a Millennium: The 1990s.