By Glen Jeansonne
Author note: David Luhrssen (Contributor)
The A Time of Paradox: the United States on account that 1890 is intentionally extra own, speculative, and provocative than so much 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 equipped 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 variety, due to the fact that 1969
Title used to be 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 battle to the 3rd Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)
In this vigorous and provocative synthesis, unusual historian Glen Jeansonne explores the folks and occasions that formed the US within the 20th century. finished in scope, A Time of Paradox deals a balanced examine the political, diplomatic, social and cultural advancements of the final century whereas concentrating on the varied and infrequently contradictory human stories that characterised this dynamic period.
Designed with the scholar in brain, this cogent textual content presents the freshest research to be had, providing perception into the divisive election of 2004, the battle on Terror and the Gulf Coast hurricanes. major biographies on figures starting from Samuel Insull to Madonna provide scholars a extra customized view of the boys and ladies who stimulated American society over the last hundred years.
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Roosevelt’s words to America’s young people, and tonight copied them onto a piece of blue stationery and taped it to my wall: “You are going to have a great opportunity. There will be high moments in which your strength and ability will be tested. ” Mom’s already gone to bed. She’s exhausted, I think, from worrying about a war with the Japanese and what it all might mean for Dad. I’m worried, too. I’m shivering so hard, I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep tonight. “I have faith in you,” Mrs. Roosevelt said.
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