The Making of Modern America

The Making of Modern America

The United States seemed on the verge of its greatest age, and from that starting point, its people embarked on a journey through the next several decades of change. The Making of Modern America is the story of that journey.

Author: Gary A. Donaldson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742570368

Category: History

Page: 378

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When World War II ended in 1945, America emerged as the only superpower. It had defeated Germany and Japan, it was the only nation with the bomb, and much of the rest of the world lay in ruins as a result of the war. In addition, the wartime economy had dragged the nation out of the worst depression in modern history. The United States seemed on the verge of its greatest age, and from that starting point, its people embarked on a journey through the next several decades of change. The Making of Modern America is the story of that journey.
Categories: History

Newspapers and the Making of Modern America

Newspapers and the Making of Modern America

Presents a history of newspapers in the United States, categorizing them according to such types as small town publications, city tabloids, chains, community newspapers, and national news organizations.

Author: Aurora Wallace

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015064895678

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 171

Presents a history of newspapers in the United States, categorizing them according to such types as small town publications, city tabloids, chains, community newspapers, and national news organizations.
Categories: Social Science

A Nation of Steel

A Nation of Steel

In A Nation of Steel Thomas Misa explores the complex interactions between steelmaking and the rise of the industries that have characterized modern America.

Author: Thomas J. Misa

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801860520

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 862

From the age of railroads through the building of the first battleships, from the first skyscrapers to the dawning of the age of the automobile, steelmakers proved central to American industry, building, and transportation. In A Nation of Steel Thomas Misa explores the complex interactions between steelmaking and the rise of the industries that have characterized modern America. A Nation of Steel offers a detailed and fascinating look at an industry that has had a profound impact on American life.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Constitution of the United States of America Modern Edition

The Constitution of the United States of America Modern Edition

Making Treaties The President shall have power, by and with the advice and
consent of the Senate, to make treaties, if two-thirds of the senators present
concur.* 1.63 | ART 2 SEC 2 CL 2 Appointments Nomination by the President,
Approval ...

Author: Henry Bain

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 9781626342071

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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The Constitution has finally been updated and simplified so that everyone can understand it! For the first time in more than 200 years, a qualified editor has illuminated the Constitution for a modern audience. Here is the result—the document is at last readable! It has been arranged logically, with the amendments integrated into appropriate earlier locations and the obsolete parts relegated to the back. The text has been divided into short, manageable segments, each with an explanatory heading, and definitions have been included next to the many old-fashioned and unusual terms. The antique spellings, punctuation, and grammatical forms have been modernized. This modern edition of the Constitution is unique—there’s nothing else like it in print. Readers of all types, from those just curious about our country’s foundation to practitioners of constitutional law, can now easily understand what the writers of the Constitution envisioned for America more than two centuries ago.
Categories: Political Science

Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America

Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America

Exploring the world created in the pages of America's most widely read and influential men's magazine, Elizabeth Fraterrigo sets Playboy's history in the context of a society in transition.

Author: Elizabeth Fraterrigo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019973948X

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Playboy was more than a magazine filled with pictures of nude women and advice on how to mix the perfect martini. Indeed, the magazine's vision of sexual liberation, high living, and "the good life" came to define mainstream images of postwar life. In exploring the history of America's most widely read and influential men's magazine, Elizabeth Fraterrigo hones in on the values, style, and gender formulations put forth in its pages and how they gained widespread currency in American culture. She shows that for Hugh Hefner, the "good life" meant the freedom to choose a lifestyle, and the one he promoted was the "playboy life," in which expensive goods and sexually available women were plentiful, obligations were few, and if one worked hard enough, one could enjoy abundant leisure and consumption. In support of this view, Playboy attacked early marriage, traditional gender arrangements, and sanctions against premarital sex, challenging the conservatism of family-centered postwar society. And despite the magazine's ups and downs, significant features of this "playboy life" have become engrained in American society.
Categories: Social Science

New World Coming

New World Coming

Bookended by the easy living of the Jazz Age, when the booze and money flowed seemingly without end, and the crash of '29 that led to breadlines and a level of human suffering not seen since World War I, New World Coming is a lively, ...

Author: Nathan Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143913104X

Category: History

Page: 448

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"To an astonishing extent, the 1920s resemble our own era, at the turn of the twenty-first century; in many ways that decade was a precursor of modern excesses....Much of what we consider contemporary actually began in the Twenties." -- from the Introduction The images of the 1920s have been indelibly imprinted on the American imagination: jazz, bootleggers, flappers, talkies, the Model T Ford, Babe Ruth, Charles Lindbergh's history-making flight over the Atlantic. But it was also the era of the hard-won vote for women, racial injustice, censorship, widespread social conflict, and the birth of organized crime. Bookended by the easy living of the Jazz Age, when the booze and money flowed seemingly without end, and the crash of '29 that led to breadlines and a level of human suffering not seen since World War I, New World Coming is a lively, entertaining, and all-encompassing chronological account of an age that defined America. Chronicling what he views as the most consequential decade of the past century, Nathan Miller -- an award-winning journalist and five-time Pulitzer nominee -- paints a vivid portrait of the 1920s, focusing on the men and women who shaped that extraordinary time, including, ironically, three of America's most conservative presidents: Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. In the Twenties, the American people soared higher and fell lower than they ever had before. As unprecedented economic prosperity and sweeping social change dazzled the public, the sensibilities and restrictions of the nineteenth century vanished, and many of the institutions, ideas, and preoccupations of our own age emerged. With scandal, sex, and crime the lifeblood of the tabloids, the contemporary culture of celebrity and sensationalism took root and journalism became popular entertainment. By discarding Victorian idealism and embracing twentieth-century skepticism, America became, for the first time, thoroughly modernized. There is hardly a dimension of our present world, from government to popular culture, that doesn't trace its roots to the 1920s, and few decades are more intriguing or significant today. The first comprehensive view of the era since Only Yesterday, Frederick Lewis Allen's 1931 classic, New World Coming reveals this remarkable age from the vantage point of nearly a century later. It's all here -- the images and the icons, the celebrities and the legends -- in a book that will resonate with history readers, 1920s aficionados, and Americans everywhere.
Categories: History

When Was Latin America Modern

When Was Latin America Modern

became Freemasons, and also made visits to England. They were proud of their
English connections and sometimes adopted Anglicized names. In Nigeria, they
imbibed Yoruba culture and religion and transmitted that interest and knowledge
 ...

Author: N. Miller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230603042

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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Stemming from an interdisciplinary convention in 2005 at the Institute for the Studies of the Americas in London, this collection has a strong thematic integrity, but also illustrates the dramatic variety of approaches to the question of modernity. This volume fills the gaps in prior literature on Latin America's experience of modernity.
Categories: Social Science

Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State

Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State

This book extends what we know about the development of civil rights and the role of the NAACP in American politics.

Author: Megan Ming Francis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107037106

Category: History

Page: 197

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This book extends what we know about the development of civil rights and the role of the NAACP in American politics. Through a sweeping archival analysis of the NAACP's battle against lynching and mob violence from 1909 to 1923, this book examines how the NAACP raised public awareness, won over American presidents, secured the support of Congress, and won a landmark criminal procedure case in front of the Supreme Court.
Categories: History

Making History

Making History

It's time to take history personally. This unique text takes a personal approach to American history to get readers excited about their own roles in making history and empower them to make changes for the betterment of their country.

Author: Bruce Olav Solheim

Publisher:

ISBN: 151651727X

Category: United States

Page: 423

View: 904

It's time to take history personally. This unique text takes a personal approach to American history to get readers excited about their own roles in making history and empower them to make changes for the betterment of their country. Making History: A Personal Approach to Modern American History begins with the important point that while most standard textbooks refer to events that have shaped America, these events didn't happen to America - they happened to individual Americans. It is individuals who give their lives in armed conflicts and lose their homes during financial downturns. With this perspective in mind, students are prepared to read and think differently about post-Civil War history, including industrialization, the Spanish-American War and World Wars, the Depression, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Era, Vietnam, the rise of modern conservatism, and the country's current state of decline. This edition features a new chapter on reconstruction and an assessment of the Obama presidency and the 2016 presidential election. The first history textbook to include comic book pages, Making History features artwork by comic book artist Gary Dumm of American Splendor. With its non-traditional take on events and their impacts, Making History is a fresh alternative for survey courses in American history and historiography or classes in American civilization or popular culture.
Categories: United States

Rebirth of a Nation

Rebirth of a Nation

An illuminating and authoritative history of America in the years between the Civil War and World War I, Jackson Lears’s Rebirth of a Nation was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and The ...

Author: Jackson Lears

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061940965

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 193

"Fascinating.... A major work by a leading historian at the top of his game—at once engaging and tightly argued." —The New York Times Book Review “Dazzling cultural history: smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, and filled with humane, just, and peaceful possibilities.” —The Washington Post An illuminating and authoritative history of America in the years between the Civil War and World War I, Jackson Lears’s Rebirth of a Nation was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Categories: History

Modern History Or the Present State of All Nations

Modern History  Or  the Present State of All Nations

Probably We know certainly , that part of the western For as the peopling America
by fleets or colonies It could not men firt ... in hopes of making America , because
the sea , that separates Afia from some other land ; and , as we suppose them ...

Author: Thomas Salmon

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z164930202

Category: Geography

Page:

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Categories: Geography

Impossible Subjects

Impossible Subjects

This book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy—a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about ...

Author: Mae M. Ngai

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400850235

Category: History

Page: 416

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This book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy—a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century. Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime of restriction that commenced in the 1920s—its statutory architecture, judicial genealogies, administrative enforcement, differential treatment of European and non-European migrants, and long-term effects. She shows that immigration restriction, particularly national-origin and numerical quotas, remapped America both by creating new categories of racial difference and by emphasizing as never before the nation's contiguous land borders and their patrol. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
Categories: History

Analysis of America s Modern Melting Pot

Analysis of America s Modern Melting Pot

That is indeed the great problem and, if progress is to be made in reducing the
number of alien insane in our hospitals, provision must be made by legislation for
excluding the potentially insane and in providing the Immigration Service with ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Immigration and Naturalization

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105027060487

Category: United States

Page: 107

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Categories: United States

The Making of Modern Colombia

The Making of Modern Colombia

"I simply cannot think of an example of recent scholarship on Latin America that I found as thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable as this study."—Charles Bergquist, University of Washington

Author: David Bushnell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520082893

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 631

"I simply cannot think of an example of recent scholarship on Latin America that I found as thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable as this study."—Charles Bergquist, University of Washington
Categories: History

America s Modern Wars

America s Modern Wars

As far as we know, the briefing never went to decision-making levels in the
defense community. part of the reason this briefing did not travel higher was that
many of the analysts and managers inside dod didn't really believe the results.

Author: Christopher A. Lawrence

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612002798

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 751

“A well researched and well analyzed study of the nature of insurgencies and guerilla warfare” (Military Review). The fighting skills and valor of the US military and its allies haven’t diminished over the past half-century—yet our wars have become more protracted and decisive results more elusive. With only two exceptions—Panama and the Gulf War under the first President Bush—our campaigns have taken on the character of endless slogs without positive results. This fascinating book takes a ground-up look at the problem to assess how our strategic objectives have become divorced from our true capability or imperatives. The book presents a unique examination of the nature of insurgencies and the three major guerrilla wars the United States has fought in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam. It is both a theoretical work and one that applies the hard experience of the past five decades to address the issues of today. As such, it also provides a timely and meaningful discussion of America’s current geopolitical position. It starts with the previously close-held casualty estimate for Iraq that The Dupuy Institute compiled in 2004 for the US Department of Defense. Going from the practical to the theoretical, it then discusses a construct for understanding insurgencies and the contexts in which they can be fought. It applies these principles to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam, assessing where the projection of US power can enhance our position and where it merely weakens it. It presents an extensive analysis of insurgencies based upon a unique database of eighty-three post-WWII cases. The book explores what is important to combat and what is not important to resist in insurgencies. It builds a body of knowledge, based upon a half-century’s worth of real-world data, with analysis, not opinion. In these pages, Christopher A. Lawrence, the President of The Dupuy Institute, provides an invaluable guide to how the US can best project its vital power while avoiding the missteps of the recent past. “Provides a unique quantitative historical analysis . . . Logically estimating the outcomes of future military operations, as the author writes, is what US citizens should expect and demand from their leaders who take this country to war.” —Military Review
Categories: History

America and the Making of Modern Turkey

America and the Making of Modern Turkey

This is an essential contribution to the history of US-Turkish relations, and the influence of the West in Turkish political thought.

Author: Ali Erken

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786733931

Category: History

Page: 240

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After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's government encouraged substantial American investment in education and aid. It was argued that Turkey needed the technical skills and wealth offered by American education, and so a series of American schools was set up across the country to educate the Turkish youth. Here, Ali Erken, in the first study of its kind, argues that these organizations had a huge impact on political and economic thought in Turkey - acting as a form of `soft power' for US national interests throughout the 20th Century. Robert College, originally a missionary school founded by US benefactors, has been responsible for educating two Turkish Prime Ministers, writers such as Orhan Pamuk and a huge number of influential economists, politicians and journalists. The end result of these American philanthropic efforts, Erken argues, was a consensus in the 1970s that the country must `westernize'. This mindset, and the opposition viewpoint it engendered, has come to define political struggle in modern Turkey - torn between a capitalist `modern' West and an Islamic `Ottoman' East. The book also reveals how and why the Rockefeller and Ford foundations funneled large amounts of money into Turkey post-1945, and undertook activities in support of `Western' candidates in Turkey as a bulwark against the Soviet Union. This is an essential contribution to the history of US-Turkish relations, and the influence of the West in Turkish political thought.
Categories: History

Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State

Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State

Investigates the role of federal judges in prison reform, and policy making in general.

Author: Malcolm M. Feeley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521777348

Category: Political Science

Page: 490

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Investigates the role of federal judges in prison reform, and policy making in general.
Categories: Political Science

The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age

Broad in scope, The Gilded Age brings together sixteen original essays that offer lively syntheses of modern scholarship while making their own interpretive arguments.

Author: Charles William Calhoun

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742550389

Category: History

Page: 391

View: 632

Broad in scope, The Gilded Age brings together sixteen original essays that offer lively syntheses of modern scholarship while making their own interpretive arguments. These engaging pieces allow students to consider the various societal, cultural and political factors that make studying the Gilded Age crucial to our understanding of America today.
Categories: History

The Making of Urban America

The Making of Urban America

This second edition is designed to introduce students of urban history to recent interpretive literature in this field.

Author: Raymond A. Mohl

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0842026398

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 908

This second edition is designed to introduce students of urban history to recent interpretive literature in this field. Its goal is to provide a coherent framework for understanding the pattern of American urbanization, while at the same time offering specific examples of the work of historians in the field.
Categories: History

The Red Atlantic

The Red Atlantic

Red Atlantic: American Indigenes and the Making of the Modern World, 1000-1927

Author: Jace Weaver

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469614380

Category: History

Page: 340

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Red Atlantic: American Indigenes and the Making of the Modern World, 1000-1927
Categories: History