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: 575

ISBN: 2:00224875

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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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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poems written after a visit to a cemetery. The poems describe shadows in the lives of small town residents, including murders, suicides, and infidelity. Edwin Arlington Robinson sounded a similarly grim note in his character portraits of fictional New Englanders. President Theodore Roosevelt, an admirer, offered him a clerkship in the New York customs office so Robinson could support his family and write poetry. Winning awards and honorary degrees, he was recognized as one of the most celebrated

owing to his religion (Christian Union), he had learned marksmanship by hunting in his mountainous Tennessee home, a talent he used to kill 25 Germans with 25 shots and capture 132 prisoners and 35 machine guns. To finance the war, the Revenue Acts of 1917 and 1918 raised income taxes to their highest rates, peaking at 79 percent. Taxes, however, supplied only part of the money required. The rest came from large-denomination Treasury bonds and smaller Liberty Bonds. The return on Liberty Bonds

was low, so the government made profits tax-exempt and urged their purchase as a patriotic contribution. Federal borrowing redirected capital from open markets, and government spending and economic expansion almost doubled the amount of money in circulation between 1916 and 1920. The size of the federal government doubled during the war, as the budget grew from $712,967,000 in 1916 to $18 billion in 1919. The national debt rose from $1 billion in 1916 to $24 billion in 1920. Academics and

from the Bible: He was "Lion of the tribe ofJudah." God's son, in tact, was the greatest businessman of all time, according to Bruce Barton, an advertising executive and politician whose biography ofJesus, The Man Nobody ](nolVS (1924), was the number one best seller two successive years. The "proof" that he was a businessman was his reply to the doctors in the temple, "Wist ye not that I must be about my father's business?" Business captains could take credit for substantial accomplishments, yet

unemployment reached about 20 percent. In 1894 Jacob Coxey, in a widely imitated demonstration, led a march of unemployed workers called "Coxey's Army" on Washington. He wanted to protest the administration's refusal to inflate the currency in order to create jobs. The economy rebounded in 1895, only to bottom out the next year. Cleveland blamed the Sherman Silver Purchase Act and bimetallism; he believed restoration of the gold standard was essential. Populists continued to argue that gold was

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