A Pocket History of the United States

A Pocket History of the United States

CHAPTER 13 The Emergence of Modern America The Impact of War The Civil War worked a revolution in American society and economy, North as well as South. Although the roots of modern America go deep into the prewar years, we can date its ...

Author: Allan Nevins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671790233

Category: History

Page: 719

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A general survey of the events that shaped this nation tells the story of the politicians, soldiers, and citizens who played a major role in America's development
Categories: History

The Shaping of Modern America

The Shaping of Modern America

Revised to reflect the latest scholarship on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, this classic text remains a great choice as a core text for courses in the Gilded Age or as a highly useful supplement for the US history survey.

Author: Vincent P. De Santis

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0882959530

Category: History

Page: 332

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In the years between the Civil War and the First World War, Americans lived in a nation quite different from that of their parents, the values of a burgeoning industrial and urban society transforming traditional notions of democracy. At the same time, other far-reaching developments--the eclipsing of countryside and farm by city and factory, substantial changes in communications and transportation, revolutionary innovations in agriculture, a large wave of immigration, the rise of labour unions, and the emergence of the United States as a world power--gave these years a distinctive character and established the foundations of modern America. Revised to reflect the latest scholarship on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, this classic text remains a great choice as a core text for courses in the Gilded Age or as a highly useful supplement for the US history survey.
Categories: History

A Theoretical Approach to Modern American History and Literature

A Theoretical Approach to Modern American History and Literature

2 But the United States' emergence during the last three decades of the nineteenth century and the first three decades of the twentieth century into an unequal and inequitable conformist, consumer, and an imperial formation entailed not ...

Author: W. Lawrence Hogue

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785272615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

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This book reconfigures the history of modern America, showing how multiple and, at times, vulnerable social, economic, literary, and political movements, levels, divisions, and conditions such as the emergent middle class, the labor movement, the Progressive Movement, the socialist and communist parties, the Women’s movements, the NAACP, the Garvey movement, Asian and Native American resistance movements, writers, artists, and intellectuals seized upon social, gender, economic, and racial inequalities and challenged a singularly defined modern America. This book re-represents the modern American novel, accenting the different critical literary voices that come out of the mainstream consumer society but also out of the various unequal social, economic, gender, and political movements and situations. In including racial, gender, sexual, colonial, class, and ethnic others—who reject the rigidity, the repression, the racial and ethnic stereotyping, the external and internal colonialism, the complication/rejection of the past/nature, and the violence of the institutionalized, conformist norm—in a discussion of the modern American novel, it effects a fundamental recasting of the modern Americanist paradigm, one that is de-centered, richer, more complex, and more diverse.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America

Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America

The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age. New York: Hill and Wang, ... “Academic Viagra: The Rise of American Masculinity Studies. ... Ullman, Sharon R. Sex Seen: The Emergence of Modern Sexuality in America.

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

The Emergence of Modern America 1890 1930

The Emergence of Modern America  1890 1930

Describes the early life and public career of the five presidents who served in the earliest part of the twentieth century, surveys the main events of their presidencies, and considers their legacies.

Author: Darlene R. Stille

Publisher: Weigl Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1590367472

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes the early life and public career of the five presidents who served in the earliest part of the twentieth century, surveys the main events of their presidencies, and considers their legacies.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Reconstructing History

Reconstructing History

In “ Capitalism and Socialism in the Emergence of Modern America : The Formative Era , 1890–1961 , ” Martin J. Sklar offers a bold interpretation of the symbiosis of socialism and capitalism in recent American history .

Author: Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415922798

Category: History

Page: 377

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: History