By Glen Jeansonne
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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)
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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