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A Companion to 20th-Century America is an authoritative survey ofthe most important topics and themes of twentieth-century Americanhistory and historiography. * * Contains 29 original essays by leading scholars, each assessingthe past and current state of American scholarship * Includes thematic essays covering topics such as religion,ethnicity, conservatism, foreign policy, and the media, as well asessays covering major time periods * Identifies and discusses the most influential literature in thefield, and suggests new avenues of research, as the century hasdrawn to a close…mehr

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A Companion to 20th-Century America is an authoritative survey ofthe most important topics and themes of twentieth-century Americanhistory and historiography. * * Contains 29 original essays by leading scholars, each assessingthe past and current state of American scholarship * Includes thematic essays covering topics such as religion,ethnicity, conservatism, foreign policy, and the media, as well asessays covering major time periods * Identifies and discusses the most influential literature in thefield, and suggests new avenues of research, as the century hasdrawn to a close

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 584
  • Erscheinungstermin: 08.05.2008
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9780470998526
  • Artikelnr.: 38186064
Autorenporträt
Stephen J. Whitfield is Professor of American Studies at Brandeis University where he holds the Max Richter Chair in American Civilization. Among other works, he is the author of Into the Dark: Hannah Arendt and Totalitarianism (1980), A Death in the Delta: The Story of Emmett Till (1988), and The Culture of the Cold War (1991, 1996). He has published widely in modern political and intellectual history, and particularly in American Jewish history.
Brandeis University
Inhaltsangabe
Contributors.

Introduction: Stephen J. Whitfield.

Part I:Time-Frames.

Part II: Places.

Part III: People.

Part IV: The Polity And The Economy.

Part V: Images And "Isms"
Rezensionen
"This superb book is a treasure and a delight. Penetratinginterpretive essays by almost thirty distinguished historians offerthoughtful perspectives on a turbulent century that broughtsweeping changes to the United States even as the nation surged toglobal dominance. A Companion to 20th-century Americais essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the forcesthat have shaped contemporary America." Paul S. Boyer,University of Wisconsin-Madison

"This is an important contribution to our understanding ofmodern American history, with illuminating contributions by manyfirst-rate American historians." Richard Pells, University ofTexas-Austin

"An indispensable book for anyone who wants to learn whatAmerica's best historians have written about the Americancentury and its critics. The breadth of topics is dazzling, andfresh insights appear on nearly every page." Michael Kazin,Georgetown University