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Broad in scope and written in a lively narrative style, this comprehensive book covers all topics and personalities from the late 19th through the 20th century, and now includes a new chapter covering the momentous events of the dawning 21st century. It focuses on the public life of the American people and on the history of American politics and public policy.
The story of America in the 20th century and beyond unfolds chapter by chapter in carefully constructed categories, carving out a time segment. Within each time frame, the particular topics that define an era and give it its historical significance are developed.
An accessible book for anyone who wants to understand the major concepts of modern U.S. history.
Each chapter includes Study Questions, Important Events, Bibliography Essay, and Internet Resources
Chapter 1. A Society in Transition
Chapter 2. The Progressive Era
Chapter 3. The United States Engages the World
Chapter 4. The Twenties
Chapter 5. The Great Depression
Chapter 6. The New Deal
Chapter 7. Diplomacy Between Wars
Chapter 8. World War II
Chapter 9. The Cold War
Chapter 10. The Age Consensus
Chapter 11. The Sixties
Chapter 12. Calming Down
Chapter 13. An Era of Limits
Chapter 14. America Revived
Chapter 15. Going Global
Chapter 16. The New Millennium
Appendices A through G