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By Glen Jeansonne

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The A Time of Paradox: the USA when you consider that 1890 is intentionally extra own, speculative, and provocative than so much textbooks, but it comprises the basic evidence and is prepared in order that it may be used, both as a twentieth-century textbook, or in a survey path.

Title is geared up in 4 parts:
Prelude -The Nineties: Bridge to the 20 th Century
Part I - An period of A wakening, 1900-1919
Part II - An period of Trial and Triumph, 1920-1945
Part III - An period of Uncertainty, 1945-1968
Part IV - An period of variety, due to the fact that 1969

Title used to be additionally released as volumes:
• A Time of Paradox: the USA from Awakening to Hiroshima, 1890-1945 (2007)
• A Time of Paradox: the USA from the chilly conflict to the 3rd Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)

Title Description
In this vigorous and provocative synthesis, wonderful historian Glen Jeansonne explores the folks and occasions that formed the United States within the 20th century. entire in scope, A Time of Paradox bargains a balanced examine the political, diplomatic, social and cultural advancements of the final century whereas concentrating on the various and infrequently contradictory human studies that characterised this dynamic period.

Designed with the scholar in brain, this cogent textual content offers the freshest research to be had, providing perception into the divisive election of 2004, the warfare on Terror and the Gulf Coast hurricanes. great biographies on figures starting from Samuel Insull to Madonna supply scholars a extra customized view of the boys and girls who motivated American society over the last hundred years.

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Filled with salacious images of crazed Germans and bearing titles such as The Prussian Cur (1918), The Hun Within xxix Introduction (1918), and The Kaiser: The Beast of Berlin (1918), the films spread a message of racial hatred and exclusionary nationalism that helped to usher in one of America’s most conservative political, cultural, and religious eras, a period extending roughly from the end of WWI in 1918 until the election of Franklin Roosevelt in 1932. The Golden Age of Film Comedy Beyond the many westerns and war films that made their way to the big screen during the first decades of the twentieth century, hundreds of film comedies were also made during this time.

Other flashy outlaws, such as Bonnie and Clyde and Pretty Boy Floyd, became prominent during the Depression Era, most notably as bank robbers. Although like Capone, Bonnie and Clyde and Pretty Boy Floyd were nothing more than ruthless thugs who cared nothing about the lives they destroyed, their extravagant, uncontrolled lifestyles had a certain appeal for average people overwhelmed by poverty and despair. xxxvi Introduction Realizing how appealing many Americans found the nation’s criminals to be, filmmakers began producing dozens of gangster pictures during the 1930s.

Even though the criminals in these pictures almost always fell from grace and died in the end, reform-minded members of church groups such as the Catholic Legion of Decency, which emerged in 1933, still felt that gangster films glorified their immoral lifestyles. Although by 1934 the studios had resisted attempts at censorship for more than a decade, what they had not counted on was the willingness of the Catholic Church to call for its members, which numbered in the hundreds of thousands in America, to boycott inappropriate films—or more ominously, all motion pictures.

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