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A Companion to 20th-Century America / Edition 1
     

A Companion to 20th-Century America / Edition 1

by Stephen J. Whitfield
 

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ISBN-10: 0631211004

ISBN-13: 9780631211006

Pub. Date: 01/26/2004

Publisher: Wiley

A Companion to 20th-Century America is an authoritative survey of the most important topics and themes of twentieth-century American history and historiography. Written by an expert in the field, each essay assesses the past and current state of American scholarship, covering topics such as foreign policy, religion, labor, ethnicity, law, the military, and

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A Companion to 20th-Century America is an authoritative survey of the most important topics and themes of twentieth-century American history and historiography. Written by an expert in the field, each essay assesses the past and current state of American scholarship, covering topics such as foreign policy, religion, labor, ethnicity, law, the military, and the media. Additional essays cover major time periods: from the beginning of the century through the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, up to the closing of the century. An editorial introduction and further reading lists for each chapter round out this clearly written, exciting overview of twentieth-century American history. Students, scholars, and general readers should find this an indispensable work of reference and source of information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631211006
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/26/2004
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History Series , #20
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.44(d)

Table of Contents


Notes on the contributors     viii
Introduction   Stephen J. Whitfield     xiii
Time-frames
1900-1914   Eugene E. Leach     3
1914-1929   Glen Gendzel     19
1929-1941   Michael E. Parrish     36
1941-1950   Allan M. Winkler     54
1950-1960   Richard M. Fried     71
1960-1974   Jama Lazerow     87
1974-1988   Leo P. Ribuffo     102
1988-2000   Steven M. Gillon     123
Places
The South   Raymond Arsenault     141
The West   Anne M. Butler     163
The Environment   Paul S. Sutter     179
The City   Jon C. Teaford     198
People
Immigration   Roger Daniels     215
Ethnicity   Hasia R. Diner     233
Labor   Joseph A. McCartin     249
Race   Reed Ueda     266
Women   June Sochen     283
The Polity and the Economy
The Military   Jerry Cooper     301
Foreign Policy   Justus D. Doenecke     317
Consumption   Charles McGovern     336
Law   Norman L. Rosenberg     358
Business   David B. Sicilia     377
Images and "isms"
Journalism and Broadcasting   James L. Baughman     397
Religion   Charles H. Lippy     413
Ideas   Wilfred M. McClay     430
Science and Technology   Carroll Pursell     449
Conservatism   Edward S. Shapiro     462
Liberalism   Hans Vorlander     478
The Visual Arts   Douglas Tallack     493
Bibliography     510
Index     557

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