Pivotal Decades: The United States, 1900-1920

Pivotal Decades: The United States, 1900-1920

by John Milton Cooper
     
 

Contemporary America began in the first two decades of this century. These were the years in which two of our greatest presidents-- Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson--transformed the office into the center of power; in which the United States entered the world stage and fought its first overseas war; in which the government's proper role in the economy became a… See more details below

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Contemporary America began in the first two decades of this century. These were the years in which two of our greatest presidents-- Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson--transformed the office into the center of power; in which the United States entered the world stage and fought its first overseas war; in which the government's proper role in the economy became a public question; and in which reform became an imperative for muckraking reporters, progressive politicians, social activists, and writers.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a richly textured narrative, Cooper describes political, economic, social and diplomatic developments in the United States during the first two decades of the century, an era dominated by two dynamic presidents: Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. The period witnessed America's involvement in WW I, the building of the Panama Canal, the invention of the airplane and the radio, mass production of automobiles, the first civil rights organizations, women's suffrage, the inauguration of income tax, and the emergence of mass journalism, professional sports and movie stars. Cooper ( The Warrior and the Priest ) delineates the opposing stands taken by major political parties on economic and social issues, and traces the prolonged debate over international activism versus isolationism. Illustrated. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393028065
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1990
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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