For introductory Twentieth Century American History courses.
This book presents a compelling story of both the familiar and distant events and people of the twentieth century. The goal of this book is to emphasize to current and next generation students what they will need to know about our past to function best in the society that emerged from the twentieth century. The authors accomplished this by seeking integration -- combing political and social history, to fit the experience of particular groups into the broader perspective of the American past, and to give voice to minor and major players alike. This strong, clear narrative is told in an engaging, forthright way, but also provides students with an abundance of tools to help them absorb the material and put it into context.
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"This book began with our students. -I he twentieth century is the time they entered the world, the time they are most familiar with, yet parts of which seem distant, even ancient to them. Their lives, who they are, where they live, and what they believe are most intimately connected with this century Our objective is to render both the familiar and the distant events and people of the twentieth century accessible and connected to our students' lives today, The key to achieving that goal is a strong clear narrative. Twentieth-Century America is a compelling story of soaring ideals, incomparable tragedies, and perseverance, which is to say, the stuff of all human history."Learning tools make the twentieth century come alive:
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Book Description Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130995142
Book Description Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110130995142
Book Description Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0130995142
Book Description Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2004. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. The American Journey in 1900. New Industry. New Immigrants. Settling the Race Issue. New Cities. Attacking the American Indian Problem. An Emerging World Power. 2. Toward a Progressive Society. The Ferment of Reform. Reforming Industrial Society. Moral Crusades and Social Control. Conclusion. 3. Progressive Politics: 1900-1916. Reforming Politics and Government. Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Presidency. Taft and the Tensions of Progressive Politics. Woodrow Wilson and Progressive Reform. Conclusion. 4. Creating an Empire: 1898-1917. The Roots of Imperialism. The Spanish-American War. Imperial Ambitions: The United States and East Asia, 1899-1917. Imperial Power: The United States and Latin America, 1899-1917. Playing "An Ever Growing Part:" The United States and Europe, 1900-1914. Conclusion. 5. America and the Great War: 1914-1920. Waging Neutrality. Waging War in America. Waging War and Peace Abroad. Waging Peace at Home. Conclusion. 6. Toward a Modern America: The 1920s. The Economy That Roared. The Business of Government. Cities and Suburbs. Mass Culture in the Jazz Age. Culture Wars. A New Era in the World? Herbert Hoover and the Final Triumph of the New Era. Conclusion. 7. Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression: 1929-1933. CRASH! Hard Times in Hooverville. Herbert Hoover and the Depression. Repudiating Hoover: The Election of 1932. Waiting for Roosevelt. <P s. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0130995142