Experience explosive changes in American history with the people who witnessed them!
From 1870 to 1950, America experienced an unprecedented era of rapid change and growth. A host of remarkable inventions led the way in transforming this nation into a major world power, and yet the forces of change often caused tremendous upheaval in people's lives. Now, World Wars and the Modern Age provides a rare glimpse into the day-to-day experiences of Americans who lived through Prohibition, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and two world wars. You'll be there as the New York Times offices are filled with electric light for the first time. You'll watch as immigrants flock to America's colorful, fast-growing cities, hoping to start anew. You'll read a young soldier's account of going "over the top" during the grim trench warfare of World War I--and, barely twenty years later, an eyewitness account of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged America into World War II.
From the personal writings of Henry Ford on his Model T automobile to songs of the Depression, from FDR's Inaugural Address to a G.I.'s description of D-Day, World Wars and the Modern Age presents a wealth of period documents, including diaries, letters, articles, advertisements, speeches, and more, from both famous figures and ordinary citizens. Find out how all of these American voices together helped make this country what it is today.
AMERICAN HERITAGE? is well known for its magazine on American history, as well as its many highly acclaimed books, including the American Heritage? Illustrated History of the United States and the American Heritage? Illustrated History of the Presidents.
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DAVID C. KING is a former history teacher and an award-winning author who has written more than thirty books for children and young adults, including the other books in this series as well as the American Kids in History® series.
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Book Description Wiley, 2004. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PART I. THE IMPACT OF INVENTION. The Invention Gap. From "The Tele-phone," New York Tribune, Nov. 4, 1876. Statements About Edison's Phonograph, 1877-1878. From the Saturday Review [London], Jan. 10, 1880. Acceptance of the New. From an Anonymous Writer's Recollections, 1890s. From the New York Herald, Jan. 2, 1880. From The New York Times, Sept. 5, 1882. New Industries, New Ways of Working. From "A Visit to the States," London Times, March 1884. Farming Becomes a Business. From Hamlin Garland's A Son of the Middle Border, 1914. PART II. THE PROMISE OF AMERICA. Coming to a New Land. From Edward Corsi's In the Shadow of Liberty, 1935. From the Recollections of Eugene Lyons, c. 1900. Three Immigrant Stories. From Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth, 1900. From Mary Antin's The Promised Land, 1912. From Samuel Gompers' Autobiography, 1925. City Magic. From an Anonymous Letter from Chicago, c. 1885. From Giuseppe Giacosa's Impressions of America, 1908. The American Spirit. From the Writings of Swami Vivekananda, c. 1895. From Halvdan Koht's Recollections, c. 1908. PART III. A NATION IN TRANSITION. Big Business and National Markets. From John D. Rockefeller's Recollections, 1909. From George Rice's Testimony, 1889. From a Worker's Speech to the Railway Union, 1894. The Plight of Workers and Farmers. From John Spargo's The Bitter Cry of the Children, 1906. From Jacob Riis's How the Other Half Lives, 1890. From Frank Norris's The Octopus, 1903. Survival of the Fittest. From a Statement by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1903. From Andrew Carnegie's "Wealth," 1889. Fighting Back. From a Speech by Mary Lease, c. 1888. From Samuel Gompers' Autobiography, 1877. From The New York Times, 1892. PART IV. THE PROGRESSIVE YEARS. The Spirit of Reform. From a Journal Article by Jane Addams, 1893. Theodore Roosevelt: A Progressive in the White House. From Mark Sullivan's Our Times, 1926. Regulating Big Business. From Theodore Roosevelt's The New Nationalism, 1910. Government Action for Public Health. From Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, 1906. The Struggle for Women's Voting Rights. From Mary Church Terrell's Autobiography, 1940. From an Interview with Alice Paul, 1918. Uneven Progress for African Americans. From a Speech by Booker T. Washington, 1895. From the Platform of the Niagara Movement, 1905. From a Magazine Article by Ida B. Wells, 1910. Taft, Wilson and the End of Progessivism. From Woodrow Wilson's Inaugural Address, March 4, 1913. PART V. AMERICA BECOMES A WORLD POWER. The Spanish-American War. From Stephen Crane's Report to The World, 1898. From President McKinley's Recollections, 1900. From a Speech by Senator George Hoar, 1900. World War I: From Neutrality to War. From an Interview with a Lusitania Survivor, 1915. From the "Zimmermann Note, March 1917. From President Wilson's War Message to Congress, April 2, 1917. America at War. From an Anonymous Soldier's Account, 1917. From the Diary of Norman Roberts, 1918. From Lieutenant Ed Lukert's Letter to His Wife, June 1918. From Lieutenant Lewis Plusk's Letter Home, November 1918. The Failure of the Peace. From a Speech by Henry Cabot Lodge, 1920. PART VI. THE "GOLDEN 1920S". Americ. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0471443921
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