1898: The Birth of the American Century

Traxel, David

Published by Vintage, 1999
ISBN 10: 0679776710 / ISBN 13: 9780679776710
Used / Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Most of the books we sell are listed as good condition. These books may have one or a few of the following condition issues; 1) Minimal highlighting 2) Writing on the cover page 3) Light wear on the edges 4) Slight discoloration 5) May be a library book 6) May be missing the dust jacket. However the majority of the books we sell will actually be in very good or like new condition even if the condition is listed as good. We will not sell books that are in anything but good condition or better. Please contact us if you have any question about the book you are interested in. We do sell antique books. The older books may have some condition issue that the other books we sell do not have. The pages, covers and dust jackets may be more worn and may have some small rips and tears. There will not be any missing or loose pages and the covers will noT be falling off or missing. There will not be any mold issues. Please see the specific notes we add for each antique book. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
3.46 avg rating
(57 ratings)

Synopsis: In 1898: The Birth of the American Century, David Traxel tells the story of a watershed year, a year of foreign conflict, extravagant adventure, and breakneck social change that forged a new America?a sudden empire with many far-flung possessions, a dynamic new player upon the global stage.

At the heart of this vivid, anecdotal history is a masterly account of the Spanish-American War, the "splendid little war" that garnered the nation Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.  From the sinking of the Maine in waters off Havana to Teddy Roosevelt's rough riders and the triumph of Admiral Dewey, here is the lightning-swift military episode that transformed America into a world power. Here too are many stories not so often told?the bloody first successes of the new United Mine Workers, the tentative beginnings of the Ford Motor Company, the million-dollar launch of the Uneeda Biscuit?each in its way as important as the harbinger of the American century.  Compulsively readable, frequently humorous, utterly fascinating in its every detail, 1898 is popular history at its finest.

Review: The 20th century may have begun in the year 1901, but the "American Century" actually began three years earlier, according to historian David Traxel, who pinpoints 1898 as the pivotal year for America's new found presence on the world stage. In his book 1898: The Birth of the American Century, Traxel combines scholarly knowledge with eloquent storytelling to chronicle the events of this crucial year that set in train the transformation of the United States from a 19th-century isolated agrarian society, into a leading world power both economically and politically.

Traxel views the Spanish-American War as the epicenter of events in 1898--a war which the States won in a matter of months, though the Europeans never quite managed to defeat Spain even after several centuries of warfare. With this victory, the U.S. was now firmly established as a major military player. Economically the United States was also getting richer due to increased trade with foreign markets and because of a new generation of innovative industrialists like Ford and Westinghouse. The word "marketing" also entered the American business vocabulary, and 1898 saw the first million-dollar advertising campaign--to launch a well-known biscuit! Traxel goes on to detail how America's workforce was changing--unions fought for the rights of workers, and women pursued jobs and the right to vote. Although the United States didn't suddenly metamorphose overnight, 1898 was certainly a crucial year in its development, and Traxel recounts these events in meticulous detail. --Naomi Gesinger

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: 1898: The Birth of the American Century
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David Traxel
Published by Vintage (1998)
ISBN 10: 0679776710 ISBN 13: 9780679776710
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 1998. Book Condition: Very Good. 1 Vintage. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP11005583

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Traxel, David
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0679776710 ISBN 13: 9780679776710
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Sierra Nevada Books
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0679776710I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Traxel, David
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0679776710 ISBN 13: 9780679776710
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books Squared
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0679776710I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

ISBN 10: 0679776710 ISBN 13: 9780679776710
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Big Hearted Books
(Sharon, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Bookseller Inventory # 34FD3S00129V

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

David Traxel
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0679776710 ISBN 13: 9780679776710
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2727436505

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

David Traxel
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0679776710 ISBN 13: 9780679776710
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Hippo Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2735312605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Traxel, David
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0679776710 ISBN 13: 9780679776710
Used PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
glenthebookseller
(Montgomery, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 0679776710 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Bookseller Inventory # Z0679776710Z3

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

ISBN 10: 0679776710 ISBN 13: 9780679776710
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
New Legacy Books
(Hackettstown, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: VeryGood. Fast shipping and order satisfaction guaranteed. A portion of your purchase benefits charities and literacy groups!. Bookseller Inventory # 0WO405002NDW

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Traxel, David
ISBN 10: 0679776710 ISBN 13: 9780679776710
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bacobooks
(Los Alamitos, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P-363-82

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Traxel, David
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0679776710 ISBN 13: 9780679776710
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0679776710 Ships promptly from Texas. Bookseller Inventory # GHT5191YLIF071016H0055A

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 25 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book