By Glen Jeansonne
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The A Time of Paradox: the USA given that 1890 is intentionally extra own, speculative, and provocative than such a lot textbooks, but it comprises the basic proof and is geared up in order that it may be used, both as a twentieth-century textbook, or in a survey direction.
Title is prepared in 4 parts:
Prelude -The Nineties: Bridge to the 20th Century
Part I - An period of A wakening, 1900-1919
Part II - An period of Trial and Triumph, 1920-1945
Part III - An period of Uncertainty, 1945-1968
Part IV - An period of range, seeing that 1969
Title was once additionally released as volumes:
• A Time of Paradox: the United States from Awakening to Hiroshima, 1890-1945 (2007)
• A Time of Paradox: the USA from the chilly conflict to the 3rd Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)
In this vigorous and provocative synthesis, amazing historian Glen Jeansonne explores the folk and occasions that formed the United States within the 20th century. accomplished in scope, A Time of Paradox bargains a balanced examine the political, diplomatic, social and cultural advancements of the final century whereas concentrating on the varied and occasionally contradictory human studies that characterised this dynamic period.
Designed with the coed in brain, this cogent textual content offers the freshest research on hand, delivering perception into the divisive election of 2004, the battle on Terror and the Gulf Coast hurricanes. significant biographies on figures starting from Samuel Insull to Madonna provide scholars a extra custom-made view of the lads and ladies who motivated American society during the last hundred years.
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