Twentieth Century America

Twentieth Century America : A Brief History

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Twentieth Century America offers a succinct, comprehensive, and objective examination of recent American history. Providing solid coverage of each era without burying readers in unnecessary detail and trivia, 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 social, political, and economic developments of the period. Reeves conveys vivid accounts of the changes in the political arena, public policy, popular culture, industry, economy, and race, gender, and class issues that defined the times, as well as the great strides made over the last one hundred years 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous halftones
  • 0195044843
  • 9780195044843
  • 2,094,577

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"Reeves delivers a comprehensive and enlightening view of the 20th century without drowning his readers in nonrelevant detail. For the light reader to the historian - this book's a winner."--Tommy G. Thompson Governor, State of Wisconsin"Finally, a lively U.S. history text full of facts, not polemics. With Twentieth-Century America, Thomas Reeves has given students an engaging, balanced narrative of the dramatic events, and sometimes disturbing trends, that have shaped our lives in recent times."--Kenneth J. Heineman, Ohio University, Lancaster Campus "Reeves delivers a comprehensive and enlightening view of the 20th century without drowning his readers in nonrelevant detail. For the light reader to the historian - this book's a winner."--Tommy G. Thompson Governor, State of Wisconsin"Finally, a lively U.S. history text full of facts, not polemics. With Twentieth-Century America, Thomas Reeves has given students an engaging, balanced narrative of the dramatic events, and sometimes disturbing trends, that have shaped our lives in recent times."--Kenneth J. Heineman, Ohio University, Lancaster Campus "Reeves delivers a comprehensive and enlightening view of the 20th century without drowning his readers in nonrelevant detail. For the light reader to the historian - this book's a winner."--Tommy G. Thompson Governor, State of Wisconsin "Finally, a lively U.S. history text full of facts, not polemics. With Twentieth-Century America, Thomas Reeves has given students an engaging, balanced narrative of the dramatic events, and sometimes disturbing trends, that have shaped our lives in recent times."--Kenneth J. Heineman, Ohio University, Lancaster Campus "Reeves delivers a comprehensive and enlightening view of the 20th century without drowning his readers in nonrelevant detail. For the light reader to the historian - this book's a winner."--Tommy G. Thompson Governor, State of Wisconsin "Finally, a lively U.S. history text full of facts, not polemics. With Twentieth-Century America, Thomas Reeves has given students an engaging, balanced narrative of the dramatic events, and sometimes disturbing trends, that have shaped our lives in recent times."--Kenneth J. Heineman, Ohio University, Lancaster Campus "Reeves delivers a comprehensive and enlightening view of the 20th century without drowning his readers in nonrelevant detail. For the light reader to the historian - this book's a winner."--Tommy G. Thompson Governor, State of Wisconsin"Finally, a lively U.S. history text full of facts, not polemics. With Twentieth-Century America, Thomas Reeves has given students an engaging, balanced narrative of the dramatic events, and sometimes disturbing trends, that have shaped our lives in recent times."--Kenneth J. Heineman, OhioUniversity, Lancaster Campus
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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 Century
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