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By Stephen J. Whitfield

A significant other to 20th-Century the USA is an authoritative survey of an important subject matters and subject matters of twentieth-century American background and historiography.

  • Contains 29 unique essays via prime students, each one assessing the prior and present kingdom of yankee scholarship
  • Includes thematic essays masking issues corresponding to faith, ethnicity, conservatism, international coverage, and the media, in addition to essays masking significant time classes
  • Identifies and discusses the main influential literature within the box, and indicates new avenues of study, because the century has attracted to a close

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This still represented less than 8 percent of the population, but the stock market became a mass phenomenon. Even those who did not own stocks followed the market’s relentless advance. Across the country, Wall Street brokerage houses opened branch offices with waiting rooms and ticker-tape machines connected to New York. Average folks, hearing stories of shoeshine boys and taxi drivers enriched by the market, eagerly plunked down their life savings to get a piece of the action. Business leaders and Republican politicians hailed the diffusion of stock ownership as a sign that New Era prosperity had reached the masses, but it only ensured that falling prices would hurt more people than ever before (Sobel 1968; Galbraith 1972; Parrish 1992).

1992) The Presidency of Woodrow Wilson. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. Cohen, Lizabeth (1990) Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919–1939. New York: Cambridge University Press. Cohen, Warren I. (1967) The American Revisionists: The Lessons of Intervention in World War I. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. —— (1987) Empire Without Tears: America’s Foreign Relations, 1921–1933. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Coogan, John W. (1981) The End of Neutrality: The United States, Britain, and Maritime Rights, 1899–1915.

Yet Americans were still not ready to expand federal power to meet the economic emergency. Before 1914, progressives had increased the power of government to regulate big business, but not until after 1929 would another generation of reformers resume the process during the New Deal. Likewise, it would take another world war to disabuse Americans of their isolationism and to accept global responsibilities commensurate with great power status – for good or ill. REFERENCES Adler, Selig (1957) The Isolationist Impulse: Its Twentieth Century Reaction.

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