New PDF release: A Time of Paradox: America Since 1890, Volumes 1-2

By Glen Jeansonne

ISBN-10: 0742533778

ISBN-13: 9780742533776

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Author note: David Luhrssen (Contributor)
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The A Time of Paradox: the USA for the reason that 1890 is intentionally extra own, speculative, and provocative than such a lot textbooks, but it comprises the fundamental proof and is prepared in order that it may be used, both as a twentieth-century textbook, or in a survey path.

Title is geared up in 4 parts:
Prelude -The Nineties: Bridge to the 20 th 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, for the reason that 1969

Title used to be additionally released as volumes:
• A Time of Paradox: the US from Awakening to Hiroshima, 1890-1945 (2007)
• A Time of Paradox: the United States from the chilly battle to the 3rd Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)

Title Description
In this vigorous and provocative synthesis, exclusive historian Glen Jeansonne explores the folks and occasions that formed the US 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 targeting the varied and infrequently contradictory human reports that characterised this dynamic period.

Designed with the scholar in brain, this cogent textual content offers the freshest research on hand, supplying 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 custom-made view of the lads and ladies who motivated American society over the last hundred years.

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The measure included a Bureau of Corporations armed with subpoena power to investigate interstate business and expose illegal activities. Other successes came in conservation. Roosevelt was the first president to focus public attention on natural resources. Emphasizing the overdevelopment of grazing, lumber, and water projects on public lands in the West, he withdrew about 120- 160 million acres from development, increasing reserves by nearly one-half during his first term . Additionally, he supported the Newlands Reclamation Act of 1902, which set aside almost the entire THE PRESIDENT AND THE ENVIRO NMENTALIST Theodore Roosevelt and conservation pioneer John Muir on Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley, circa 1906.

Seldom have two luminaries so ignited the public mind within a single generation. The most significant chief executives between the end of the Civil War and the start of the New Deal, they contrasted in styles and temperaments and exploited each other as a foil. Each possessed an iron will that would not permit him to give up (although fate might have been kinder to them if sometimes they had given up). Roosevelt, who took office in 1901, awakened the country like a fire bell in the night. He thrilled, confounded, and polarized Americans.

But there was no denying the extent of corruption, as journalist Lincoln Steffens documented in his 1904 book The Shame of the Cities. In nearly every city he studied, Steffens found bosses who took bribes for favoring businesses in granting utility franchises, contracts for public services, and construction of municipal buildings; these businesses, in turn, charged exorbitant prices. Bosses also stole from the public by padding city payrolls with "deadhead" employees who did little tor their paychecks.

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