A Time of Paradox: America from Awakening to Hiroshima, 1890-1945 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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In this lively and provocative synthesis, distinguished historian Glen Jeansonne explores the people and events that shaped America in the decades from 1890 through 1945. Comprehensive in scope, A Time of Paradox offers a balanced look at the political, diplomatic, social and cultural developments of the first half of the twentieth century, while focusing on the diverse and sometimes contradictory human experiences that characterized this dynamic era.
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About the Author
Glen Jeansonne is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is the author of Women of the Far Right: The Mothers' Movement and World War II, Transformation and Reaction: America, 1921–1945, and Gerald L. K. Smith: Minister of Hate.
Table of Contents
Part I: An Era of Awakening, 1900–1919
Chapter 1: TR, Taft, and the Progressive Impulse
Chapter 2: America Looks Outward, 1900–1912
Chapter 3: Nations Within: The Experiences of Immigrants, Minorities, and Workers
Chapter 4: A Cultural Awakening, 1900–1919
Chapter 5: Wilson, Reform, and the Coming of War
Chapter 6: From World War to Lost Peace
Part II: An Era of Trial and Triumph, 1920–1945
Chapter 7: The 1920s: Decade of Fear, Decade of Excess
Chapter 8: Republicanism from Prosperity to the Great Depression
Chapter 9: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal
Chapter 10: Culture: Revolt and Retreat
Chapter 11: Interwar Diplomacy
Chapter 12: World War II: Home Front and Battlefront, 1941–1945
What People are Saying About This
Glen Jeansonne's work, A Time of Paradox, sparkles with simple yet eloquent prose. It connects equally with readers regardless of their formal training and has at once made a profound contribution to historical scholarship and to the general level of knowledge essential in a democratic society. This volume illustrates that the essence of the American experience lies not only in its politics and its wars but in its entertainment and its toil; in its disappointments and its dreams. Few have told the story of America's march to mid-century with equal beauty and pathos.
Superbly written, A Time of Paradox is an excellent introduction to the twentieth century in the United States. Glen Jeansonne laces his lively prose with extraordinary insights into the nation’s past. His work reflects an outstanding understanding of the era and adds a deft personal touch that gives a special verve to a vital period in American history.
Superbly written, Jeansonne's unique approach views American life as an ongoing experiment and unfolding paradox. Balanced and inclusive, the author tackles difficult issues with a subtle touch. Readers will enjoy inserts that provide brief biographies of key personalities, the famous and infamous.
Glen Jeansonne has written, with A Time of Paradox, a masterful account of American history, one that brings the reader to the epicenter of those events, personalities, and issues that have defined the history of this country. Jeansonne adds sizzle to his narrative with careful opinions on these forces in American history. This book will appeal to a wide range of readers.