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Reading the twentieth century : documents in American history

Author: Donald W Whisenhunt
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009.
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The focus of Reading the Twentieth Century is on the role of the United States in the world in the twentieth century, after the nation became a major world player. Readings include public documents, memoirs, and media comments, many of which have never been published before. The book is structured in such a way that portions can be assigned to students, and the order of presentation is such that instructors can  Read more...
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Reading the twentieth century.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009
(DLC) 2009015659
(OCoLC)319602632
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald W Whisenhunt
ISBN: 9780742564787 0742564789 0742564762 9780742564763 0742564770 9780742564770
OCLC Number: 665842200
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 459 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Prologue. Dawning of the Twentieth Century--Acquisition of an Empire; Chapter 01. War and Peace; Chapter 02. Affluence, Anxiety, and Hard Times; Chapter 03. The New Deal; Chapter 04. World War II; Chapter 05. The Cold War; Chapter 06. The Civil Rights Movement; Chapter 07. A New Society; Chapter 08. American Society in Flux; Chapter 09. Continuing Crises; Chapter 10. High Tech; Chapter 11. The Culmination of the Cold War; Postscript. Crises at Century's End: The Clinton Impeachment and the 9/11 Attacks; Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: [compiled and edited by] Donald W. Whisenhunt.

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The focus of Reading the Twentieth Century is on the role of the United States in the world in the twentieth century, after the nation became a major world player. Readings include public documents, memoirs, and media comments, many of which have never been published before. The book is structured in such a way that portions can be assigned to students, and the order of presentation is such that instructors can assign sections chronologically or thematically. Though highly informative, the editor'schapter introductions and the document head notes are brief, designed only to introduce the subje.
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Reading the Twentieth Century will be a valuable asset in any course on twentieth-century America. Looking at the century as a whole and identifying its common themes, Donald Whisenhunt has selected Read more...

 
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