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The perils of prosperity, 1914-32.

By: Leuchtenburg, William Edward, 1922-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Chicago history of American civilization: Publisher: [Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1958]Description: 313 p. 21 cm.ISBN: 0226473694; 9780226473697.Subject(s): United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 | World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects -- United States | Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918 -- Aspect économique -- États-Unis | États-Unis -- Conditions économiques -- 1918-1945 | Economische verandering | Eerste Wereldoorlog | Historia E Situacao Economica | Histoire sociale | États-Unis -- Conditions économiques -- 1918-1945 | États-Unis -- Civilisation -- 20e siècle | USA | Geschichte 1914-1932Additional physical formats: Online version:: Perils of prosperity, 1914-32.DDC classification: 330.973 Other classification: 15.85 | NQ 5310 | QF 662
Partial contents:
The Fourteenth Point -- Red Scare -- The Politics of Normalcy -- The Second Industrial Revolution -- Political Fundamentalism.
Summary: Publisher description : This book traces the political, economic, social, and cultural phenomena that transformed America from an agrarian, primarily decentralized, moralistic, isolationist nation into an industrial, urban, morally liberalized nation involved in foreign affairs in spite of itself. Beginning with Woodrow Wilson and U.S. entry into World War I and closing with the Great Depression, The Perils of Prosperity traces the transformation of America from an agrarian, moralistic, isolationist nation into a liberal, industrialized power involved in foreign affairs in spite of itself. William E. Leuchtenburg's lively yet balanced account of this hotly debated era in American history has been a standard text for many years. This substantial revision gives greater weight to the roles of women and minorities in the great changes of the era and adds new insights into literature, the arts, and technology in daily life. He has also updated the lists of important dates and resources for further reading. "This book gives us a rare opportunity to enjoy the matured interpretation of an American Historian who has returned to the story and seen how recent decades have added meaning and vividness to this epoch of our history."--Daniel J. Boorstin, from the Preface William E. Leuchtenburg is William Rand Kenan Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and recent past president of the American Historical Association. He has published numerous books on twentieth-century American history.
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The Fourteenth Point -- Red Scare -- The Politics of Normalcy -- The Second Industrial Revolution -- Political Fundamentalism.

Publisher description : This book traces the political, economic, social, and cultural phenomena that transformed America from an agrarian, primarily decentralized, moralistic, isolationist nation into an industrial, urban, morally liberalized nation involved in foreign affairs in spite of itself. Beginning with Woodrow Wilson and U.S. entry into World War I and closing with the Great Depression, The Perils of Prosperity traces the transformation of America from an agrarian, moralistic, isolationist nation into a liberal, industrialized power involved in foreign affairs in spite of itself. William E. Leuchtenburg's lively yet balanced account of this hotly debated era in American history has been a standard text for many years. This substantial revision gives greater weight to the roles of women and minorities in the great changes of the era and adds new insights into literature, the arts, and technology in daily life. He has also updated the lists of important dates and resources for further reading. "This book gives us a rare opportunity to enjoy the matured interpretation of an American Historian who has returned to the story and seen how recent decades have added meaning and vividness to this epoch of our history."--Daniel J. Boorstin, from the Preface William E. Leuchtenburg is William Rand Kenan Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and recent past president of the American Historical Association. He has published numerous books on twentieth-century American history.

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Born in Ridgewood (Queens), New York, William Leuchtenburg is currently William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was educated at Cornell University and at Columbia University, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1951. After teaching briefly at Smith College and Harvard University, he began a 30-year tenure on the faculty at Columbia, where he became De Witt Clinton Professor of American History in 1971. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the Society of American Historians, and most recently (1991) the American Historical Association. He has also been Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University. <p> Leuchtenburg is an expert on twentieth-century U.S. political history, especially the era of the New Deal. His book Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932--1940 (1963) won both the Bancroft and Parkman prizes. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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