The Big Change: America Transforms Itself, 1900-1950

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Christian Science Monitor
It is important for Americans to understand their commitment to sound social change. Mr. Allen writes the history well.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780848825638
  • Publisher: Amereon LTD.
  • Pages: 288

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Pt. 1 The Old Order
1 A New Century Begins 3
2 Grandeur, Limited 27
3 The Other Side of the Tracks 49
4 Capitalism Indeed 63
5 Government on the Sidelines 81
Pt. 2 The Momentum of Change
6 The Revolt of the American Conscience 95
7 The Dynamic Logic of Mass Production 109
8 The Automobile Revolution 121
9 Indian Summer of the Old Order 131
10 The Great Depression 145
11 The Reluctant World Power 158
12 Ole Ark A'Moverin' 177
13 Faster, Faster 187
14 More Americans, Living Longer 199
Pt. 3 The New America
15 The All-American Standard 209
16 Corporations, New Style 234
17 The Spirit of the Times 259
18 What Have We Got Here? 284
Appendix: Sources and Obligations 295
Index 299
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