A Companion to 20th-Century America

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Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2004-01-16
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

A Companion to 20th-Century America is an authoritative survey of the most important topics and themes of twentieth-century American history and historiography. Written by an expert in the field, each essay assesses the past and current state of American scholarship, covering topics such as foreign policy, religion, labor, ethnicity, law, the military, and the media. Additional essays cover major time periods: from the beginning of the century through the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, up to the closing of the century. An editorial introduction and further reading lists for each chapter round out this clearly written, exciting overview of twentieth-century American history. Students, scholars, and general readers should find this an indispensable work of reference and source of information.

Author Biography

Stephen J. Whitfield is Professor of American Studies at Brandeis University where he holds the Max Richter Chair in American Civilization. Among other works, he is the author of Into the Dark: Hannah Arendt and Totalitarianism (1980), A Death in the Delta: The Story of Emmett Till (1988), and The Culture of the Cold War (1991, 1996). He has published widely in modern political and intellectual history, and particularly in American Jewish history.

Table of Contents

Notes on the contributors viii
Introduction xiii
Stephen J. Whitfield
PART I: TIME-FRAMES
1 1900-1914
3(16)
Eugene E. Leach
2 1914-1929
19(17)
Glen Gendzel
3 1929-1941
36(18)
Michael E. Parrish
4 1941-1950
54(17)
Allan M. Winkler
5 1950-1960
71(16)
Richard M. Fried
6 1960-1974
87(15)
Jama Lazerow
7 1974-1988
102(21)
Leo P. Ribuffo
8 1988-2000
123(18)
Steven M. Gillon
PART II: PLACES
9 The South
141(22)
Raymond Arsenault
10 The West
163(16)
Anne M. Butler
11 The Environment
179(19)
Paul S. Sutter
12 The City
198(17)
Jon C. Teaford
PART III: PEOPLE
13 Immigration
215(18)
Roger Daniels
14 Ethnicity
233(16)
Hasig R. Diner
15 Labor
249(17)
Joseph A. McCartin
16 Race
266(17)
Reed Ueda
17 Women
283(18)
June Sochen
PART IV: THE POLITY AND THE ECONOMY
18 The Military
301(16)
Jerry Cooper
19 Foreign Policy
317(19)
Justus D. Doenecke
20 Consumption
336(22)
Charles McGovern
21 Law
358(19)
Norman L. Rosenberg
22 Business
377(20)
David B. Sicilia
PART V: IMAGES AND "ISMS"
23 Journalism and Broadcasting
397(16)
James L. Baughman
24 Religion
413(17)
Charles H. Lippy
25 Ideas
430(19)
Wilfred M. McClay
26 Science and Technology
449(13)
Carroll Pursell
27 Conservatism
462(16)
Edward S. Shapiro
28 Liberalism
478(15)
Hans Vorlander
29 The Visual Arts
493(17)
Douglas Tallack
Bibliography 510(47)
Index 557

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