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America in the Twentieth Century : A Study of the United States Since 1917 - D.K. Adams

America in the Twentieth Century

A Study of the United States Since 1917

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Published: 1st August 1967
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This book, originally published in 1967, traces the development of the United States in the twentieth century, paying particular attention to the years after 1917. At the time Dr Adams was already one of the leading British scholars in American studies and had done much to encourage interest in the subject. The book follows two main themes. One traces the change in America's place in the world from a position of isolation, and one suspicion of foreign entanglements, to its present role as leader of the western world. The second is the increasing initiative taken by the Federal Government in improving social conditions and ensuring civil rights for all citizens. There is a wide-ranging introductory chapter covering the period up to 1918, and accounts of the cultural and social background are included.

American themes
Normalcy
Internationalism v. isolationism
Depression, New Deal and war prosperity
Intervention, war and an uneasy peace 1939-1950
The burdens of world leadership
Domestic affairs, 1945-1961
New frontiers
Appendices
Index
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ISBN: 9780521094061
ISBN-10: 0521094062
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 1st August 1967
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.35