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By Stephen J. Whitfield

ISBN-10: 0631211004

ISBN-13: 9780631211006

A significant other to 20th-Century the United States is an authoritative survey of an important themes and issues of twentieth-century American heritage and historiography.

  • Contains 29 unique essays by means of best students, every one assessing the previous and present kingdom of yank scholarship
  • Includes thematic essays protecting subject matters equivalent to faith, ethnicity, conservatism, overseas coverage, and the media, in addition to essays overlaying 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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Social struggle was virtually everywhere. In the nation’s capital, army troops commanded by General Douglas MacArthur drove protesting World War I veterans from their tented bivouac with tear gas and rifle butts. In the Midwest, attempts by landlords and courts to evict tenants from their urban apartments or to foreclose on bankrupt farmers encountered violent popular resistance. Industrial workers across the country, seeking recognition for their unions, shut down cities such as San Francisco and Minneapolis in 1934 and occupied automobile factories in 1937.

Hicks, John D. (1960) The Republican Ascendancy, 1921–1933. New York: Harper and Row. Higham, John (1988) Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860–1925, 2nd edn. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. Horowitz, Daniel (1985) The Morality of Spending: Attitudes Toward the Consumer Society in America, 1875–1940. : Johns Hopkins University Press. Keller, Morton (1990) Regulating a New Economy: Public Policy and Economic Change in America, 1900–1933. : Harvard University Press.

Despite months of debate and numerous roll-call votes, the Senate never ratified the Treaty of Versailles; and the United States never joined the League 1 9 1 4 –1 9 2 9 25 of Nations. It is tempting to blame this failure on the ‘‘Irreconcilables,’’ a small bloc of isolationist senators steadfastly opposed to any US involvement in world politics that might lead to war (Fleming 1932; Guinsburg 1982). Yet four out of five senators voted for the Treaty of Versailles in some form in 1919 and 1920. With artful compromises, Wilson could have secured Senate approval for US membership in the League of Nations; but he refused to accept any amendments to the treaty he brought back from Paris.

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