Twentieth Century America

Twentieth Century America : A Brief History

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This book offers a succinct, comprehensive and objective examination of recent American history. Reeves lays bear the whole of the twentieth century with an interpretation that strives for an unbiased and accurate presentation of the real story of American history. Each chapter discusses the most important developments of the period. These include changes in politics, industry, the economy, race, gender and class issues, as well as the great strides made in technology, living standards, working conditions, and education. The list of recommended readings at the end of each chapter acquaints readers with the most readable and provocative books on each era, and has been specially selected to appeal to students.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 30.48mm | 612.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195044835
  • 9780195044836

About Thomas C. Reeves

Thomas C. Reeves is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Parkside and Senior Fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Institute. The author of The Life and Times of Joe McCarthy and the best-selling A Question of Character: A Life of John F. Kennedy, he lives in Franksville, Wisconsin.show more

Table of contents

PREFACE; 1. By 1900; 2. Progressivism and the New Deal; 3. The Trials and Triumphs of Progressivism; 4. The First World War; 5. The Twenties; 6. The Depression Decade; 7. The World at War Again; 8. Postwar Challenges; 9. The "Best Years"; 10. Era of Upheaval; 11. Nixon's America; 12. Years of Disillusionment; 13. Dynamic Conservatism; 14. Into the Nineties; 15. The Close of the Centuryshow more

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