By Glen Jeansonne
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The A Time of Paradox: the USA because 1890 is intentionally extra own, speculative, and provocative than so much textbooks, but it contains the basic evidence and is prepared in order that it may be used, both as a twentieth-century textbook, or in a survey path.
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, due to the fact 1969
Title used to be additionally released as volumes:
• A Time of Paradox: the USA from Awakening to Hiroshima, 1890-1945 (2007)
• A Time of Paradox: the United States from the chilly conflict to the 3rd Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)
In this full of life and provocative synthesis, unusual historian Glen Jeansonne explores the folk and occasions that formed the US within the 20th century. entire in scope, A Time of Paradox bargains a balanced examine the political, diplomatic, social and cultural advancements of the final century whereas targeting the various and infrequently contradictory human reports that characterised this dynamic period.
Designed with the coed in brain, this cogent textual content offers the freshest research on hand, providing perception into the divisive election of 2004, the struggle on Terror and the Gulf Coast hurricanes. sizeable biographies on figures starting from Samuel Insull to Madonna provide scholars a extra customized view of the lads and girls who stimulated American society during the last hundred years.
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