Anxious Decades: America in Prosperity and Depression, 1920-1941

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1994 - 529 páginas
In the convulsive years between 1920 and 941, Americans were first dazzled by unprecedented economic prosperity and then beset by the worst depression in their history. It was the era of Model T's, rising incomes, scientific management, electricity, talking movies, and advertising techniques that sold a seemingly endless stream of goods. But is was also a time of grave social conflict and human suffering.

The Crash forced Hoover, and then Roosevelt and the nation, to reexamine old solutions and address pressing questions of recovery and reform, economic growth and social justice. The world beyond America changed also in these years, making the country rethink its relation to events in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The illusion of superiority slowly died in the 1930s, sustaining a fatal blow in December 1941 at Pearl Harbor.

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An excellent introduction to US history between the two WW. The Twenties and Thirties are two very different periods in American life, so the two halves of the book are necessarily very different both ... Leer comentario completo

THE ANXIOUS DECADES: America in Prosperity and Depression, 1920-1941

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A noncontroversial account of familiar events, laws, and people between the wars. Parrish (History/UC at San Diego; Felix Frankfurter and His Times, 1982) is especially strong on legal and economic ... Leer comentario completo

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REPUBLICAN RESTORATION
3
THE GREAT BOOM
29
PURITAN IN BABYLON
47
WINNERS AND LOSERS
71
Wets DRYS AND IMMIGRANTS
94
ONE NATION DIVISIBLE
114
FORTUNES OF FEMINISM
135
CULT OF PERSONALITIES
158
THE TRIALS OF HERBERT HOOVER
239
THE MAKING OF THE PRESIDENT 1932
270
LAUNCHING THE NEW AL
289
CRITICS LEFT CRITICS RIGHT
317
HIGH TIDE
339
DEADLOCK
364
NEW DEALS OLD DEALS
386
BEST OF TIMES WORST OF TIMES
405

Lost GENERATION
183
CHANGING THE GUARD
204
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
217
PART
237
ORDEAL OF THE INTELLECTUALS
421
OVER THERE AGAIN
437
INDEX
505
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Michael E. Parrish teaches twentieth-century American history at the University of California, San Diego, and is the author of two previous books.

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