This overview of twentieth-century American history gives special emphasis to social and cultural history. David Horowitz and Peter N. Carroll, both respected teachers and scholars of U.S. history, take a balanced approach to all aspects of the socio-cultural spectrum, giving students objective insight into the experiences of women, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Asian-Americans, evangelical Christians, populists, working people, and other peoples affected by the events of this fascinating period in history. The authors include numerous tables, charts, photographs, and biographical inserts to give students further perspective on the events they discuss.
Table of Contents
1. Life at the Start of the 20th Century.
2. The Politics of Progressive Reform, 1896-1912.
3. Wilsonian Reform and Global Order, 1912-1920.
4. The Politics and Culture of the Jazz Age 1920-1928.
5. The Great Depression and New Deal Reform 1929-1936.
6. Democratic Capitalism and the Liberal State, 1937-1941.
7. World War II: The War Against Fascism and the Search for Global Order.
8. The Search for Security, 1945-1954.
9. Republican Leadership and the Anticommunist Crusade, 1950-1954.
10. Eisenhower�s Troubled Consensus, 1954-1960.
11. The Age of Liberal Activisim, 1960-1965.
12. Polarized America: Racial Turmoil and Vietnam, 1965-1968.
13. The Embattled Presidency, 1968-1976.
14. Struggling Giant: The Carter and Reagan Years, 1976-1988.
15. The Turn to Centrism: Bush, Clinton and Bush, 1988-2003.