A Time of Paradox: America Since 1890, Volumes 1-2

A Time of Paradox: America Since 1890, Volumes 1-2

Glen Jeansonne

Language: English

Pages: 509

ISBN: 2:00224876

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Author note: David Luhrssen (Contributor)

Editions/Content note
The A Time of Paradox: America Since 1890 is deliberately more personal, speculative, and provocative than most textbooks, yet it includes the essential facts and is organized so that it can be used, either as a twentieth-century textbook, or in a survey course.

Title is organized in four parts:
Prelude -The 1890s: Bridge to the Twentieth Century
Part I - An Era of A wakening, 1900-1919
Part II - An Era of Trial and Triumph, 1920-1945
Part III - An Era of Uncertainty, 1945-1968
Part IV - An Era of Diversity, since 1969

Title was also published as two volumes:
• A Time of Paradox: America from Awakening to Hiroshima, 1890-1945 (2007)
• A Time of Paradox: America from the Cold War to the Third Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)

Title Description
In this lively and provocative synthesis, distinguished historian Glen Jeansonne explores the people and events that shaped America in the twentieth century. Comprehensive in scope, A Time of Paradox offers a balanced look at the political, diplomatic, social and cultural developments of the last century while focusing on the diverse and sometimes contradictory human experiences that characterized this dynamic period.

Designed with the student in mind, this cogent text provides the most up to date analysis available, offering insight into the divisive election of 2004, the War on Terror and the Gulf Coast hurricanes. Substantive biographies on figures ranging from Samuel Insull to Madonna give students a more personalized view of the men and women who influenced American society over the past hundred years.

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countryside. Eisenhower checked him by vowing to discontinue support for additional offensive maneuvers against the North. Rhee would be on his own if he attempted to resume the war. Yet if he cooperated in a settlement, the United States would sign a mutual security pact with South Korea. In July 1953 an armistice was signed at the village of Panmunjom, dividing Korea roughly at the 38th parallel, where the line had been drawn before the war. The truce (which fell short of a treaty) committed

history as Working (1974) and The Good War (1984). Introduction of novelists’ tools into nonfiction writing reached a controversial height with Edmund Morris’s Dutch (1999), in which the biographer inserted a fictionalized version of himself into a biography of Ronald Reagan. The American scientist of the late twentieth century with the greatest public recognition, astronomer Carl Sagan, authored several best sellers, including Dragons of Eden (1977), but reached his greatest audience by

votes. Yet confusion reigned. A machine recount favored Bush. However, a hand count might favor Gore, some of whose supporters apparently were confused by the nature of the paper ballots. Further, different standards had been used in different counties to determine the counting of partially-detached paper ballots. The race would be decided by the courts. The Florida Supreme Court, with a Democratic majority, ruled for Gore. The climax came at the top. The U.S. Supreme Court, with a conservative

policies than to his domestic policies. Significant studies of the former include Gaddis Smith, Morality, Reason, and Power: American Diplomacy in the Carter Years (1986); Alexander Moens, Foreign Policy under Carter (1990); Jerel A. Rosati, The Carter Administration’s Quest for Global Community (1987); A. Glenn Mower Jr., Human Rights and American Foreign Policy: The Carter and Reagan Experience (1987); William M. LeoGrande, Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977 1992

nativism and ethnocentricity. As with Protestants and Jews, disputes between traditionalists and modernists divided Catholics. Many American priests and bishops were more liberal on theological and social issues than their European counterparts. In the 1920s most American Catholics practiced birth control (although opposing it in theory), and there was an increase in divorce among them. Joining Catholics as a persecuted minority, Jews faced prejudice common among wealthy Americans such as Ford,

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