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Title:
The 1900s
Author:
Immell, Myra.
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
America comes of age / by David R. Contosta and Robert Muccigrosso -- America in 1900 / by Frederick Lewis Allen -- Immigrants in industrial America / by Steven J. Diner -- A prosperous, growing nation / by Fon W. Boardman Jr. -- Racism : a reality of life for African Americans / by Judy Crichton -- Living in small-town and rural America / by John W. Dodds -- Child labor in the southern cotton mill / by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall ... [et al.] -- Portrait of a Jewish immigrant ghetto / by Moses Rischin -- Confronting the elements : the Galveston hurricane of 1900 / by Stephen Fox -- Roosevelt in charge / by A.E. Campbell -- America's workforce : the impoverished in a wealthy society / by John M. Blum ... [et al.] -- The reality of the muckraker / by Richard Hofstadter -- Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive spirit / by George Brown Tindall with David E. Shi -- The Wright Brothers' incredible flying machine / by Walter Lord -- Henry Ford and his motorcar for the masses / by Stewart H. Holbrook -- Peary conquers the North Pole / by Donald B. MacMillan -- The rise of American imperialism / by Warren Zimmermann -- The Philippines and imperialism : an issue of debate / by Barbara W. Tuchman -- The Panamanian affair / by Walter LaFeber -- A placid man in a restless time / by Mark Sullivan -- Seeds of change / by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster.
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ISBN:
9780737702941

9780737702934
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In the Greenhaven Press "America's Decades" series, one hundred years of American history examined in ten highly informative volumes. Each anthology in the series includes essays chosen for their concise, accessible, and straightforward presentation of the defining events of the decade, in both the domestic and international arenas. Essays that discuss the cultural and technological trends that affected people's everyday lives have also been included, to help students develop their own perspectives on how America and Americans have changed throughout the twentieth century. An introductory essay sets the tone for each time period, while a chronology of events helps students keep track of important dates.


Summary

In the Greenhaven Press "America's Decades" series, one hundred years of American history examined in ten highly informative volumes. Each anthology in the series includes essays chosen for their concise, accessible, and straightforward presentation of the defining events of the decade, in both the domestic and international arenas. Essays that discuss the cultural and technological trends that affected people's everyday lives have also been included, to help students develop their own perspectives on how America and Americans have changed throughout the twentieth century. An introductory essay sets the tone for each time period, while a chronology of events helps students keep track of important dates.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Excerpts from monographs, periodical articles, and electronic publications focus on the political, economic, and social conditions that illuminate the America of each decade. The 1930s includes coverage of the Great Depression, the "golden age" of radio, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, and the trial of the Scottsboro Boys. The 1900s deals with such topics as immigration, the Wright brothers, Henry Ford, and American imperialism. The 1920s discusses the stock market crash, the Ku Klux Klan, the Scopes trial, prohibition, and more. Although the selections are taken from the works of qualified historians and journalists from the 1950s on, their readability varies. While parenthetical editorial explanations clarify some references, other terms remain obscure and may confuse readers. Each volume has a comprehensive introduction, an annotated table of contents, a thorough index, and a detailed chronology of events and inventions. Unlike the "A Cultural History of the United States through the Decades" series (Lucent, 1998), photographs are sparse in the Greenhaven offerings. These books are most likely to be used by students researching specific time periods or the origins of current American politics, culture, and economy. With its newspaper-style format of one-to-two page articles and copious large photographs, the "Our Century" series (Gareth Stevens, 1993) is more appealing to casual readers.-Ann G. Brouse, Big Flats Branch Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Excerpts from monographs, periodical articles, and electronic publications focus on the political, economic, and social conditions that illuminate the America of each decade. The 1930s includes coverage of the Great Depression, the "golden age" of radio, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, and the trial of the Scottsboro Boys. The 1900s deals with such topics as immigration, the Wright brothers, Henry Ford, and American imperialism. The 1920s discusses the stock market crash, the Ku Klux Klan, the Scopes trial, prohibition, and more. Although the selections are taken from the works of qualified historians and journalists from the 1950s on, their readability varies. While parenthetical editorial explanations clarify some references, other terms remain obscure and may confuse readers. Each volume has a comprehensive introduction, an annotated table of contents, a thorough index, and a detailed chronology of events and inventions. Unlike the "A Cultural History of the United States through the Decades" series (Lucent, 1998), photographs are sparse in the Greenhaven offerings. These books are most likely to be used by students researching specific time periods or the origins of current American politics, culture, and economy. With its newspaper-style format of one-to-two page articles and copious large photographs, the "Our Century" series (Gareth Stevens, 1993) is more appealing to casual readers.-Ann G. Brouse, Big Flats Branch Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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