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

By Glen Jeansonne

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The A Time of Paradox: the United States on the grounds that 1890 is intentionally extra own, speculative, and provocative than such a lot textbooks, but it comprises the basic evidence and is geared up in order that it may be used, both as a twentieth-century textbook, or in a survey path.

Title is equipped in 4 parts:
Prelude -The Eighteen 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 conflict to the 3rd Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)

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In this vigorous and provocative synthesis, special historian Glen Jeansonne explores the folks and occasions that formed the USA within the 20th century. complete in scope, A Time of Paradox deals a balanced examine the political, diplomatic, social and cultural advancements of the final century whereas targeting the various and occasionally contradictory human stories that characterised this dynamic period.

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

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