Crusader Nation: The United States in Peace and the Great War, 1898-1920 / Edition 1

Crusader Nation: The United States in Peace and the Great War, 1898-1920 / Edition 1

by David Traxel
     
 

In this absorbing history of progressive-era America, acclaimed historian David Traxel paints a vivid picture of a tumultuous time of change that was the foundation for the twentieth century.. With WWI on the horizon, the struggles to end child labor, improve public health, advance education, win votes for women, and rid cities of corrupt political machines brought

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In this absorbing history of progressive-era America, acclaimed historian David Traxel paints a vivid picture of a tumultuous time of change that was the foundation for the twentieth century.. With WWI on the horizon, the struggles to end child labor, improve public health, advance education, win votes for women, and rid cities of corrupt political machines brought forth passionate responses from millions of Americans. There was a demand for reform and a desire for a more efficient and compassionate society. From wide-eyed dreamers to hard-line politicians, seasoned reporters to diary keeping soldiers, these crusaders–Jack Reed, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Margaret Sanger, and “Mother” Jones to name a few–come alive in these pages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375724657
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/09/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Chapter 1American Renascence3
Chapter 2The Battle23
Chapter 3The New Spirit39
Chapter 4A Southern Gentleman59
Chapter 5Testing83
Chapter 6Massacre100
Chapter 7The Smash Up112
Chapter 8Peace and Prosperity135
Chapter 9Pride and Self-Respect155
Chapter 10The War Comes Home176
Chapter 11Henry Ford and the Peace Ship193
Chapter 12Unprepared211
Chapter 13War Abroad and War at Home223
Chapter 14Progress and Peace240
Chapter 15The Web of War256
Chapter 16Crusade274
Chapter 17Preparing292
Chapter 18Force312
Chapter 19Victory and Defeat330
Epilogue352
Acknowledgments361
Notes363
Select Bibliography389
Index399

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