The American Century : A History of the United States Since the 1890s
Revised and updated, this classic text presents a vivid rendering of America from World War II into the twenty-first century, stressing economic and urban growth, social and political change, civil rights and liberties, and the growth of the United States into a global superpower.Special sections cover gender, diversity, culture, science and technology, and environmental history. A new chapter brings the reader up to the present and places the United States in its current world position. Timelines and marginal notes are now included, and the overall length of the text has been reduced by approximately 50 pages - making it more readable to students and less expensive.The sixth edition of this classic text also includes an all-new Online Learning Center that provides students with high interest features - illustrations and photos, maps, quizzes, an elaboration of key themes in the book, as well as PowerPoint presentations and a special lecture launcher feature called "The American Century Revisited."
- Paperback | 504 pages
- 152.4 x 223.52 x 27.94mm | 521.63g
- 15 Apr 2008
- Taylor & Francis Inc
- M.E. Sharpe
- Armonk, United States
- 6th Revised edition
- photos, maps, halftones, index, website on sharpelearning.com
Table of contents
List of Maps; Preface; 1. 1890s: The Beginnings of Modern America; 2. 1900-1917: The Progressive Era; 3. 1900-1917: A Progressive Foreign Policy - From Peace to War; 4. 1917-1920: The Failure of World War I; 5. 1920-1929: The New Era; 6. 1929-1936: Depression and New Deal; 7. 1933-1941: Hard Times: Politics and Society; 8. 1929-1941: The Big Breakdown - The United States and the World; 9. 1941-1947: War and Peace; 10. 1941-1947: One World into Two; 11. 1947-1952: The America of the Cold War; 12. 1952-1957: Eisenhower and the American Consensus; 13. 1957-1963: New Frontiers at Home and Abroad; 14. 1963-1968: The Great Society and Vietnam; 15. 1969-1975: The Imperial Presidency and Watergate; 16. 1976-1984: New Directions; 17. 1985-1992: The End of the Cold War Era; 18. 1993-2000: The Road to the Twenty-First Century; 19. After 2000: 9/11 - Causes and Consequences; About the Authors; Index.