On the Edge The United States in the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0534571867
ISBN-13: 9780534571863
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
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List price: $154.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

This overview of twentieth-century American history gives special emphasis to social and cultural history. David Horowitz and Peter N. Carroll, both respected teachers and scholars of U.S. history, take a balanced approach to all aspects of the socio-cultural spectrum, giving students objective insight into the experiences of women, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Asian-Americans, evangelical Christians, populists, working people, and other peoples affected by the events of this fascinating period in history. The authors include numerous tables, charts, photographs, and biographical inserts to give students further perspective on the events they discuss.

Peter N. Carroll is Chair of the Board of Governors of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. He is the author or editor of fifteen books, including The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War andThe Good Fight Continues: World War II Letters from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (NYU Press, 2006), co-edited with Michael Nash and Melvin Small.

Prologue
Life at the Start of the 20th Century
The Politics of Progressive Reform, 1896-1912
Wilsonian Reform and Global Order, 1912-1920
The Politics and Culture of the Jazz Age 1920-1928
The Great Depression and New Deal Reform 1929-1936
Democratic Capitalism and the Liberal State, 1937-1941
World War II: the War Against Fascism and the Search for Global Order
The Search for Security, 1945-1954
Republican Leadership and the Anticommunist Crusade, 1950-1954
Eisenhower?s Troubled Consensus, 1954-1960
The Age of Liberal Activisim, 1960-1965
Polarized America: Racial Turmoil and Vietnam, 1965-1968
The Embattled Presidency, 1968-1976
Struggling Giant: the Carter and Reagan Years, 1976-1988
The Turn to Centrism: Bush, Clinton and Bush, 1988-2003

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