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The A Time of Paradox: the United States considering the fact that 1890 is intentionally extra own, speculative, and provocative than so much textbooks, but it comprises the basic proof and is geared up in order that it may be used, both as a twentieth-century textbook, or in a survey path.

Title is equipped in 4 parts:
Prelude -The Nineties: Bridge to the 20th Century
Part I - An period of A wakening, 1900-1919
Part II - An period of Trial and Triumph, 1920-1945
Part III - An period of Uncertainty, 1945-1968
Part IV - An period of variety, because 1969

Title was once additionally released as volumes:
• A Time of Paradox: the United States from Awakening to Hiroshima, 1890-1945 (2007)
• A Time of Paradox: the USA from the chilly warfare to the 3rd Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)

Title Description
In this energetic and provocative synthesis, special historian Glen Jeansonne explores the folk and occasions that formed the US within the 20th century. entire in scope, A Time of Paradox bargains a balanced examine the political, diplomatic, social and cultural advancements of the final century whereas targeting the varied and occasionally contradictory human studies that characterised this dynamic period.

Designed with the scholar in brain, this cogent textual content offers the freshest research on hand, supplying perception into the divisive election of 2004, the conflict on Terror and the Gulf Coast hurricanes. important biographies on figures starting from Samuel Insull to Madonna supply scholars a extra custom-made view of the lads and ladies who encouraged American society during the last hundred years.

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Many progressives used it to improve their cities, to bring politics closer to the people. Samuel lones had rented an empty factory and hired unemployed workers to run it according to the Golden Rule, a principle that he tried to apply to politics by establishing an eight-hour day tor city employees and reforming the police. Mayor Tom lohnson, who made Cleveland a model city, introduced public ownership of utilities, reduced trolley fares, humanized prisons, and created parks, playgrounds, and public baths.

Congressional Democrats did not want to accept the islands as a colony, yet some changed their minds after Bryan, who wanted to make imperialism an issue in the 1900 presidential election, endorsed the treaty. On February 6, 1899, the Senate approved the treaty 57 to 27, just one vote more than the required two-thirds majority. Even without the Philippines, the United States was destined to be a Pacific power because of its long western coastline, but acquisition of the islands gave the country a more tangible stake in the area.

This aggressive use of power irritated Congress. If Roosevelt annoyed some, he engaged the press and the public. On a hunting trip he refused to shoot a bear cub, and manufacturers created a toy "Teddy bear"; it became a favorite with children. Only the catastrophe of the 1906 earthquake and fires that devastated San Francisco could push Roosevelt off the front page momentarily. Through much of Roosevelt's tenure, the nation was prosperous: the gross national product (the value of all goods and services produced in the country), income, and consumption grew.

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