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America in 1900.

By: Kent, Noel J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©2001Description: 1 online resource (264 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317477389.Subject(s): Nineteen hundred, A.D | United States -- Civilization -- 1865-1918 | United States -- History -- 1865-1921Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: America in 1900DDC classification: 973.88 LOC classification: E711 -- .K46 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I In the Year Double-Zero -- Chapter 1 New Year's Day 1900 -- Chapter 2 The Invincible Economy -- Chapter 3 American Dreaming: The Power, the Glory, and the Chaos -- Part II Fin de Siècle Dilemmas -- Chapter 4 Kings of America -- Chapter 5 The Great Game -- Chapter 6 Other Americans -- Chapter 7 White Man's Country -- Chapter 8 Black in White Man's Country -- Chapter 9 "A New Power of the First Order" -- Chapter 10 Of Trusts, Islands, Dinner Pails, and an Election -- Epilogue Back to the Future: 1900 and 2000 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author.
Summary: Many of the key issues concerning the United States as we enter the 21st century were already taking shape as we entered the 20th century. Business mergers, U.S. military intervention (in the Philippines), trade disputes with China and Europe, racial violence, high levels of crime, rising income gaps between rich and poor, volatile stock market prices, homelessness in the cities, the dangers of immigration, and the domination of money in elections -- all these major national issues in 1900 are familiar in some form to Americans today. The nation grappled for the first time with a series of complex new challenges: distribution of wealth and economic opportunity; the form race and ethnic relations should take in a country of increasing diversity; the relationship between big business and government; how the United States, as a new world power, should act overseas; and a host of others. Written in a fluid and highly readable style, Kent's ten chapters comprise a colorful narrative history of the major events of this pivotal year that continues to resonate a century later.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I In the Year Double-Zero -- Chapter 1 New Year's Day 1900 -- Chapter 2 The Invincible Economy -- Chapter 3 American Dreaming: The Power, the Glory, and the Chaos -- Part II Fin de Siècle Dilemmas -- Chapter 4 Kings of America -- Chapter 5 The Great Game -- Chapter 6 Other Americans -- Chapter 7 White Man's Country -- Chapter 8 Black in White Man's Country -- Chapter 9 "A New Power of the First Order" -- Chapter 10 Of Trusts, Islands, Dinner Pails, and an Election -- Epilogue Back to the Future: 1900 and 2000 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author.

Many of the key issues concerning the United States as we enter the 21st century were already taking shape as we entered the 20th century. Business mergers, U.S. military intervention (in the Philippines), trade disputes with China and Europe, racial violence, high levels of crime, rising income gaps between rich and poor, volatile stock market prices, homelessness in the cities, the dangers of immigration, and the domination of money in elections -- all these major national issues in 1900 are familiar in some form to Americans today. The nation grappled for the first time with a series of complex new challenges: distribution of wealth and economic opportunity; the form race and ethnic relations should take in a country of increasing diversity; the relationship between big business and government; how the United States, as a new world power, should act overseas; and a host of others. Written in a fluid and highly readable style, Kent's ten chapters comprise a colorful narrative history of the major events of this pivotal year that continues to resonate a century later.

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It is Kent's contention that as the US enters a new century, it has failed to resolve problems central to its modern identity as they were manifest at least a century ago. Inequalities of wealth, imperial interventions abroad, and discrimination at home continue despite obvious advances in democratic practice. Kent identifies the culprit as an American dream, which continues to stress individual achievement at the expense of collective responses to social needs. While he identifies a few heroes who might have assured those broader goals, Kent considers William McKinley's triumph over William Jennings Bryan in the 1900 presidential election as a lasting triumph for corporate hegemony. Drawn almost exclusively from secondary sources, Kent's assessment in seven chapters of "fin de si`ecle dilemmas" is punchy, if not terribly original. His goal is to prove that history matters; that, as he says, "the crucial decisions we are making at the beginning of the new century will surely resonate down through 2100 and beyond." The method is more suggestive than compelling. While Kent establishes some parallels over time, he does not effectively establish the connective tissue that can illuminate cause and effect. General readers. H. Gillette Jr.; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden

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