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By Glen Jeansonne

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The A Time of Paradox: the US for the reason that 1890 is intentionally extra own, speculative, and provocative than so much textbooks, but it contains the basic proof and is geared up in order that it may be used, both as a twentieth-century textbook, or in a survey path.

Title is prepared in 4 parts:
Prelude -The Eighteen Nineties: Bridge to the 20 th 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, on the grounds that 1969

Title used to be additionally released as volumes:
• A Time of Paradox: the United States from Awakening to Hiroshima, 1890-1945 (2007)
• A Time of Paradox: the US from the chilly warfare to the 3rd Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)

Title Description
In this vigorous and provocative synthesis, distinct historian Glen Jeansonne explores the folk and occasions that formed the USA within the 20th century. complete in scope, A Time of Paradox deals a balanced examine the political, diplomatic, social and cultural advancements of the final century whereas targeting the varied and infrequently contradictory human reports that characterised this dynamic period.

Designed with the coed in brain, this cogent textual content offers the hottest research to be had, delivering perception into the divisive election of 2004, the conflict on Terror and the Gulf Coast hurricanes. substantive biographies on figures starting from Samuel Insull to Madonna supply scholars a extra customized view of the lads and girls who inspired American society during the last hundred years.

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