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By Glen Jeansonne

ISBN-10: 0742533778

ISBN-13: 9780742533776

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The A Time of Paradox: the USA on account that 1890 is intentionally extra own, speculative, and provocative than such a lot textbooks, but it contains the basic evidence and is prepared in order that it may be used, both as a twentieth-century textbook, or in a survey direction.

Title is equipped in 4 parts:
Prelude -The Eighteen 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 range, due to the fact that 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 struggle to the 3rd Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)

Title Description
In this full of life and provocative synthesis, unique historian Glen Jeansonne explores the folk and occasions that formed the US within the 20th century. accomplished in scope, A Time of Paradox bargains a balanced examine the political, diplomatic, social and cultural advancements of the final century whereas concentrating on the varied and infrequently contradictory human studies that characterised this dynamic period.

Designed with the coed in brain, this cogent textual content presents the freshest research on hand, supplying perception into the divisive election of 2004, the conflict on Terror and the Gulf Coast hurricanes. noticeable biographies on figures starting from Samuel Insull to Madonna supply scholars a extra customized view of the boys and girls who motivated American society over the last hundred years.

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Teller, stating that the United States would liberate Cuba rather than annex it. In response, Spain declared war and Congress followed. The war lasted slightly more than three months and appeared to confirm Mahan's theories about naval power. On May 1 at Manila Bay in the Philippines, Dewey destroyed his opponent and lost just one American life. S. casualties on July 3. Four days later, in the afterglow of triumph, McKinley signed a joint resolution of Congress to annex Hawaii, which became an American territory.

A rousing orator, he described the office as a "bully pulpit" from which he could do so, though he moved ahead of public opinion. Despite his aristocratic background, he seemed closer to the people than his predecessors. Roosevelt strengthened the presidency by challenging the supremacy of business. When he became president, huge business combinations-the trusts pioneered by Standard Oil-were beginning to dominate markets, and despite the Sherman Antitrust Act, they seemed to be immune from government regulation.

A 1902 coal strike in Pennsylvania, which dragged on and threatened to deny part of the country coal during the winter, was settled by intimidation. When the sides could not agree, the president prepared the army to take over the mines, denying wages to the miners and profits to the owners. Under this splash of cold reality, both sides relented and the strike was TR , TAFT, AND TH E PROGRESSIVE IMPULSE I 17 settled by a mediation commission appointed by the president. The commission granted the miners a 10 percent wage increase but denied the union recognition.

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