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Rise and Fall of the American Century The United States From 1890-2009

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ISBN-10: 0195382625

ISBN-13: 9780195382624

Edition: 2009

Authors: William H. Chafe

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From William H. Chafe, the best-selling author of The Unfinished Journey, comes a new text that offers in-depth and enlightening coverage of the history of the United States in the twentieth century. The Rise and Fall of the American Century: The United States from 1890-2010 describes the rise--and potential fall--of the U.S., a nation more powerful, more wealthy, and more dominant than any in human history. It also acknowledges the persistent challenges the U.S. has faced and continues to face--inequalities of race, gender, and income that contradict its vision of itself as "a land of opportunity." Examining the evolution of the United States since 1890, The Rise and Fall of the American…    
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Book details

List price: $173.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 1/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.20" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.254

Preface
Introduction: The 1890s, a Preview of the Next Century
The Dawn of Progressivism
America and the World
The Roaring (?) Twenties
FDR and the New Deal
World War II: 1941-1945
The Cold War and the Politics of Anti-Communism: 1945-1952
Ike and the Affluent Society: An Age of Contradictions
From Camelot to Fragmentation: The 1960s
Polarization, Paranoia, and a New Conservatism: America in the 1970s
Morning in America: Ronald Reagan
The End of One War, the Start of Another: Politics, Culture, and the Specter of Terrorism in the 1990s
The End of the American Century? The First Decade of the New Millennium
Epilogue
Index