New PDF release: A Time of Paradox: America Since 1890, Volumes 1-2

By Glen Jeansonne

ISBN-10: 0742533778

ISBN-13: 9780742533776

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Author note: David Luhrssen (Contributor)

Editions/Content note
The A Time of Paradox: the US when you consider that 1890 is intentionally extra own, speculative, and provocative than such a lot textbooks, but it contains the basic evidence and is equipped in order that it may be used, both as a twentieth-century textbook, or in a survey direction.

Title is geared up in 4 parts:
Prelude -The Nineties: Bridge to the 20th 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 range, on the grounds 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 warfare to the 3rd Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)

Title Description
In this vigorous and provocative synthesis, exclusive historian Glen Jeansonne explores the folks and occasions that formed the United States 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 various and infrequently contradictory human reviews that characterised this dynamic period.

Designed with the scholar in brain, this cogent textual content offers the freshest research to be had, supplying perception into the divisive election of 2004, the warfare on Terror and the Gulf Coast hurricanes. important biographies on figures starting from Samuel Insull to Madonna provide scholars a extra custom-made view of the boys and girls who encouraged American society over the last hundred years.

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In 1904 the tribunal ruled in favor of the creditors. AMERICA LOOKS OUTWARD, 1900-1912 I 27 The bankrupt Dominican Republic was another source of turmoil. To keep Germany and fellow creditors from collecting debts there, and to establish a rationale for American intervention in other Caribbean crises, the president and Secretary of State John Hay devised the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. The corollary, announced by TR in December 1904, declared that the United States would police the hemisphere to rectifY "chronic wrongdoing" in Latin America.

The president proposed, and ushered through Congress, a bill creating a Department of Commerce and Labor. The measure included a Bureau of Corporations armed with subpoena power to investigate interstate business and expose illegal activities. Other successes came in conservation. Roosevelt was the first president to focus public attention on natural resources. Emphasizing the overdevelopment of grazing, lumber, and water projects on public lands in the West, he withdrew about 120- 160 million acres from development, increasing reserves by nearly one-half during his first term .

The youngest man ever to assume 10 I AN ERA OF AWAKENING , 1900-1919 STRIKING AT THE PRESIDENCY A depiction of the assassination ofWiIliam McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition, 1901. (Library of Congress) the office of president, at forty-two, he was to institutionalize the strong presidency and become one of the greatest men ever to occupy the White House. Reflecting the Time of Paradox, he had a zest for living but was burdened with great sorrow; he would leave the country a great deal but he felt that he had not left enough.

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