America in the Twentieth Century (5th Edition)

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For freshman/sophomore-level survey courses in 20th-century U.S. History, as well as Advanced Placement Courses at the high school-level.The fifth edition of America in the Twentieth Century has been thoroughly revised and carefully reworked. Broad in scope and written in a lively narrative style, this comprehensive survey covers all topics and personalities from the late 19th through the 20th century, and now includes a new chapter covering the momentous events of the dawning 21st century. It focuses on the public life of the American people and social and cultural history.

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Written in a lively, narrative style, this comprehensive survey of 20th century U.S. history -- from the late 19th century to the mid-1990s -- focuses on the public life of the American people, on American political history, and the history of American public policy. It intertwines political, demographic, economic, social, and cultural history throughout.

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From the Gilded Age to the dawn of the twenty-first century, George Donelson Moss's comprehensive narrative spans the twentieth century to provide readers with an accurate story of the American past. Written in a clear and concise style, this survey text is logically organized into parallel topical and chronological sequences that are easy to understand and a pleasure to read.

  • NEW—New chapter covering the new millennium—Features the disputed 2000 Presidential election: the 2002 Congressional elections; the first two years of G.W. Brush's presidency: and the tragic events of 9/11/2001, the war on terrorism and war with Iraq.
  • NEW—Emphasis on social history—Includes the current status of women and minorities, recent immigration trends, and labor history.
  • NEW—Coverage of the current economy—Includes the recession, the stock market crash, corporate scandals, and consumer confidence.
  • NEW—The global economy and society—Analyzes U.S. events within the framework of globalization.

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