By Glen Jeansonne
Author note: David Luhrssen (Contributor)
The A Time of Paradox: the United States in view that 1890 is intentionally extra own, speculative, and provocative than so much textbooks, but it comprises the basic proof and is equipped in order that it may be used, both as a twentieth-century textbook, or in a survey direction.
Title is geared up in 4 parts:
Prelude -The Eighteen 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 range, due to the fact that 1969
Title was once 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 battle to the 3rd Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)
In this full of life and provocative synthesis, distinct historian Glen Jeansonne explores the folks and occasions that formed the USA within the 20th century. accomplished in scope, A Time of Paradox deals a balanced examine the political, diplomatic, social and cultural advancements of the final century whereas targeting the varied and infrequently contradictory human studies that characterised this dynamic period.
Designed with the scholar in brain, this cogent textual content offers the freshest research on hand, delivering perception into the divisive election of 2004, the battle on Terror and the Gulf Coast hurricanes. major biographies on figures starting from Samuel Insull to Madonna provide scholars a extra custom-made view of the lads and ladies who motivated American society over the last hundred years.
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But this higher intelligence can be supplied, of course, by education. Or they are betrayed into selfishness by unfavorable social and political environment. This can be remedied by the growth of scientifically perfected social institutions. The communist dogma is more specific. Men are corrupted by a particular social institution: the institution of property. " The initiators of this return to innocency are the proletarian class. " The proletarians cannot free themselves from slavery without emancipating the whole 19 THE IRONY OF AMERICAN HISTORY of mankind from injustice.
401. ) **De Toqueville, American Democracy, Vol. II, p. 225. 28 INNOCENT NATION INNOCENT WORLD been a tolerable prophecy of some aspects of our social history which have distinguished us from Europe. For it can hardly be denied that the fluidity of our class structure, derived from the opulence of economic opportunities, saved us from the acrimony of the class struggle in Europe, and avoided the class rebellion, which Marx could prompt in Europe but not in America. When the frontier ceased to provide for the expansion of opportunities, our superior technology created ever new frontiers for the ambitious and adventurous.
America has become what Jefferson most feared; but the moral consequences have not been as catastrophic as he anticipated. While democracy is tainted by more corruption in our great metropolitan areas than in the remainder of our political life, we have managed to achieve a tolerable justice in the collective relations of industry by balancing power against power and equilibrating the various competing social forces of society. The rise of the labor movement has been particularly important in achieving this result; for its organization of the power of the workers was necessary to produce the counter-weight to the great concentrations of economic power which justice requires.