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Twentieth Century America : Politics and Power in the United States 1900-2000 - Michael Heale

Twentieth Century America

Politics and Power in the United States 1900-2000

Hardcover Published: 30th January 2004
ISBN: 9780340614082
Number Of Pages: 352

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In 1941 Time magazine publisher Henry Luce spoke of the 'American Century', anticipating that the values of the United States would spread around the world. Twentieth-Century America provides a comprehensive analysis of the changes and continuities in the US political system from 1900 to 2000, a period of unprecedented growth and power in US history, though one that was also punctuated by crises and division.

Heale is diligent in exploring the development of race, class and gender, and also writes environmental issues into the mainstream of US history. The scope of this book necessitates a transition from historical territory into the recent past, but the treatment of the Clinton Administration is adroitly managed and will serve future students well. Times Higher the book crams a massive amount of detail into very little space. It is thus less cumbersome than similar textbooks I would recommend the adoption of this book as a core text for a survey course of twentieth-century America. Journal of American Studies, 39

The Progressive Political Order, 1900-33p. 1
The Progressive Order, 1900-33p. 3
Immigrants, Workers and Women, 1900-33p. 19
Progressive Hopes: from Roosevelt to Wilson, 1900-17p. 36
The Progressives and the World, 1900-33p. 51
Red Scare and Republican Ascendancy: from Wilson to Hoover, 1917-33p. 65
The New Deal Political Order, 1933-69p. 81
The New Deal Order, 1933-69p. 83
Workers and Women, 1933-69p. 97
Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, 1933-45p. 115
Isolation and World War, 1933-45p. 130
Post-war Consensus: from Truman to Kennedy, 1945-61p. 141
The African-American Challenge, 1933-69p. 156
New Frontier and Great Society: from Kennedy to Nixon, 1961-9p. 173
Cold War and Vietnam, 1945-69p. 189
The Divided Political Order, 1969-2000p. 205
The Divided Order, 1969-2000p. 207
Workers and Women, 1969-2000p. 223
African-Americans, Immigrants and Ethnics, 1969-2000p. 241
The Seventies: from Nixon to Reagan, 1969-81p. 257
The United States and the World, 1969-2000p. 273
Fin de Siecle: Reagan, Bush and Clinton, 1981-2000p. 291
Select Bibliographyp. 308
Presidential Elections, 1900-2000p. 325
Party Composition of Congress, 1901-2001p. 328
Indexp. 331
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780340614082
ISBN-10: 0340614080
Series: Hodder Arnold Publication
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 30th January 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.0  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1