A Companion to 20th-Century America - Whitfield, Stephen J. (ed.)
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A Companion to 20th-Century America is an authoritative survey of the most important topics and themes of twentieth-century American history and historiography. Written by an expert in the field, each essay assesses the past and current state of American scholarship, covering topics such as foreign policy, religion, labor, ethnicity, law, the military, and the media. Additional essays cover major time periods: from the beginning of the century through the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, up to the closing of the century. An editorial introduction and further reading lists for each chapter round out this…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
A Companion to 20th-Century America is an authoritative survey of the most important topics and themes of twentieth-century American history and historiography. Written by an expert in the field, each essay assesses the past and current state of American scholarship, covering topics such as foreign policy, religion, labor, ethnicity, law, the military, and the media. Additional essays cover major time periods: from the beginning of the century through the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, up to the closing of the century. An editorial introduction and further reading lists for each chapter round out this clearly written, exciting overview of twentieth-century American history. Students, scholars, and general readers should find this an indispensable work of reference and source of information.
  • Produktdetails
  • Blackwell Companions to American History 9
  • Verlag: Wiley & Sons; Wiley-Blackwell
  • Seitenzahl: 584
  • Erscheinungstermin: 24. Januar 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 244mm x 170mm x 31mm
  • Gewicht: 991g
  • ISBN-13: 9781405156523
  • ISBN-10: 140515652X
  • Artikelnr.: 22714306
Autorenporträt
Stephen J. Whitfield is Professor of American Studies at Brandeis University where he holds the Max Richter Chair in American Civilization.
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. Penetrating interpretive essays by almost thirty distinguished historians offer thoughtful perspectives on a turbulent century that brought sweeping changes to the United States even as the nation surged to global dominance. A Companion to 20th-century America is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the forces that have shaped contemporary America." Paul S. Boyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"This is an important contribution to our understanding of modern American history, with illuminating contributions by many first-rate American historians." Richard Pells, University of Texas-Austin

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