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

By Glen Jeansonne

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The A Time of Paradox: the USA on account that 1890 is intentionally extra own, speculative, and provocative than so much textbooks, but it comprises the fundamental proof and is prepared 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 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 variety, seeing 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 struggle to the 3rd Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)

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In this full of life and provocative synthesis, unusual historian Glen Jeansonne explores the folk and occasions that formed the USA within the 20th century. complete in scope, A Time of Paradox bargains a balanced examine the political, diplomatic, social and cultural advancements of the final century whereas concentrating on the various and infrequently contradictory human stories that characterised this dynamic period.

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

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Nonetheless, one takes just a small probability in using a rollercoaster. those who guess at the inventory industry, moved from Mississippi to Massachusetts, or landed at Normandy took dangers that outlined, or ended, their lives. someone who lived throughout the period must have emerged exhausted. as a substitute, most folks have been thankful, subdued, and positive. those years constituted neither a gentle march towards better democracy nor a narrative of inexorable oppression. "Never did bitterer sadness persist with excessive hopes," historian James Harvey Robinson wrote. regardless of the chagrin, even though, the age was once eventually considered one of confirmation; way more humans subscribed to capitalism and democracy than rejected them. Answering grave demanding situations to those structures while many thought of their nation in decline, americans made their kingdom wiser and richer. * * one hundred and one 102 I AN period OF TRIAL AND TRIUMPH, 1920-1945 through the period, swap, even if cultural or political, was once met with resistance and for that reason happened in spurts, with lapses and regressions. A society in dynamic pressure among swap and resistance characterised the interval (such pressure is current to some extent in all classes yet its influence during this period is unrivaled). the previous occurred regardless of the latter, even if the resistance partially formed the character and speed of swap. now not the entire switch used to be optimistic; to win either an fiscal conflict and an army conflict, the us needed to pay dearly in funds and lives, and the victories weren't sure to final. maybe extra environmental toxins happened through the conflict than over the following thirty years, but this side of the warfare isn't pointed out. additionally, the top of global struggle II unveiled new perils, making the planet extra harmful than on the starting of the period in 1921. crucial switch used to be an explosive bring up in wisdom, precipitating modernization, the variation of associations to wisdom. formerly such raises had happened incrementally over 1000s, even millions, of years. but 'World battle II, requiring reorganization of politics, centralization of presidency, and explanation of and transportation, speeded up the speed of modernization. the best pushes have been the fast strengthen of clinical wisdom and the rate with which clinical discoveries made an effect upon jobs, life, and ideology. Race and gender concerns accrued momentum, observed via emerging expectancies. the government grew tremendously, first in the course of the melancholy, then in the course of the struggle. After Republican political domination through the 19205, the Democrats seized keep watch over with the election ofFranklin D. Roosevelt, who turned essentially the most robust presidents in heritage. As wisdom grew, the root of trust in conventional verities used to be shaken. altering extra S\\1. ftly than faith or politics, technology brought principles and criteria wherein to pass judgement on outdated verities; fact turned relative or contextual, now not everlasting or absolute. associations have been judged hy application, now not by way of summary standards.

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