America Ascendant From Theodore Roosevelt to FDR in the Century of American Power, 1901-1945

ISBN-10: 0814715664

ISBN-13: 9780814715666

Edition: 1998

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A brilliant book in this competitive market. . . . an excellent synthesis of the history of the United States from Theodore Roosevelt's succession to the Presidency in 1901 to Franklin D. Roosevelt's death in 1945 or, actually, the end of the war in the Pacific. . . . [It] reads well and has a compelling fascination.--Francis M. Carroll, co-author ofThe Free and the UnfreeA lively tour of the United States in the first half of the twentieth century, America Ascendant traces the development of America's tremendous industrial power and its commercial deployment, at home and abroad. Emphasizing the contributions of those charismatic presidents who shaped the future of politics-- Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt--the book also covers pioneers such as Henry Ford and the Wright brothers, whose technological contributions transformed societies the world over.The book investigates the phenomena that threatened America's ascendance--the Great Red Scare of 1917- 20 and the rout of organized labor, the Great Crash of 1929 and the searing depression years, and the apartheid policies that undermined American democratic ideals. Moreover, Sean Dennis Cashman sets the American story within the dramatic context of the rise and fall of political empires in Europe and Asia and two devastating world wars. Enriching the volume is an integrated account of the American cultural scene, replete with such figures as Ernest Hemingway, Frank Lloyd Wright, George Gershwin, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Charlie Chaplin, and D. W. Griffith.Imaginatively conceived,America Ascendantonce again reveals Sean Dennis Cashman's flair for bringing American history to life with all its triumphs, drama, and ambiguities.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 9/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 561
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Sean Dennis Cashman is the author of various popular books on American history, most recently the third edition of his classic America in the Gilded Age , also available from NYU Press.

Preface
A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight: Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressives
Virtue Is Its Own Reward: Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom
RPM: The Flowing Rhythm of Modern America
No Gods, No Masters
Making Waves in World Affairs
Tell That to the Marines! America and World War I
Tales of the Jazz Age
Nine Mocking Years with the Golden Calf
The World Broken in Two
Down in the Dumps - Welcome to the Depression
That Man in the White House: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal
Red, Hot, and Blue: Sunset on the New Deal
Castles in the Air
Kissing Hitler? Round Up the Usual Suspects
The Miraculous Takes a Little Longer: America and World War II
Dear Hearts and Gentle People
1945: Withered Is the Garland of the War
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
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