Journals Higher Education

$59.95

Paperback

09 January 2009

336 Pages | 51 illus.

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195382624


Bookseller Code (04)

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The Rise and Fall of the American Century

The United States from 1890-2009

William H. Chafe

From William H. Chafe, the best-selling author of The Unfinished Journey, comes a new text that offers in-depth and enlightening coverage of the history of the United States in the twentieth century. The Rise and Fall of the American Century: The United States from 1890-2010 describes the rise--and potential fall--of the U.S., a nation more powerful, more wealthy, and more dominant than any in human history. Examining the evolution of the United States since 1890, the book chronicles the varying mood of the country through its changing presidencies, from the rise of the metropolis and Teddy Roosevelt in the 1890s to the turbulent era of the Bush administration at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It also acknowledges the persistent challenges the U.S. has faced and continues to face--inequalities of race, gender, and income that contradict its vision of itself as "a land of opportunity." The book's epilogue discusses important economic and political events through 2008, including the financial crisis and the 2008 Presidential Election.

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