Rise of Modern America, TheA History of the American People, 1890-1945
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U.S. History from 1900 to 1945.
This is the first comprehensive historical narrative to treat the period from the 1890s to 1945 as a coherent unit of study in its own right. A synthesis of the most recent scholarship on the period, it combines the best of a traditional public policy approach with the richness and depth of a new social history perspective.
1. Prologue: A Society in Transition.
2. Progressive Reformers.
3. National Progressivism.
4. America and the World.
5. The New Era.
6. The Roaring Twenties.
7. The Great Depression.
8. The New Deal.
9. Society and Culture During the 1930s.
10. Diplomacy Between Wars.
11. The Road to War.
12. World War II.
13. Home Front USA.
14. Epilogue: The American People in 1945.
Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence.
Appendix B: The U.S. Constitution and What It Means Today.
Appendix C: presidential Elections, 1888-1944.
Appendix D: Cabinet Officers, 1889-1945.
Appendix E: Population of the United States, 1980 to 1945.
Appendix F: Immigrants to the United States by Regions and Selected Countries of Last Residence, 1891-1950.
Appendix G: Chronology of Significant Events, 1890- 1945.
- explores in depth the period from 1890 to 1945 -- during which time the powerful social forces of urbanization, industrialization and immigration began to shape modern US development, and the even more powerful forces of continuous invention and application of new technologies determined a new course in American history.
- takes an innovative approach:
retains the traditional framework of American public policy history -- e.g., political history, economic history, foreign policy history, and military history.
incorporates much demographic, ecological, and cultural history, and the new social history -- with its focus on class, gender, race, and ethnicity.
- gives much attention to immigration history, labor history, women's history, African American history, Hispanic American history, Asian American history, and Native American history.
- includes carefully selected bibliographies of the finest, most readable and accessible books on the period.