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The Perils of Prosperity, 1914-1932 (Chicago History of American Civilization)

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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

Synopsis:

Second edition.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-295) and index.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword to the Second Edition

Editor's Foreword to the First Edition

Prologue

1. Armageddon

2. Innocents Abroad

3. The Fourteenth Point

4. Red Scare

5. The Politics of Normalcy

6. The Reluctant Giant

7. Tired Radicals

8. A Botched Civilization

9. The Revolution in Morals

10. The Second Industrial Revolution

11. Political Fundamentalism

12. The Sidewalks of New York

13. Smashup

Epilogue

Important Dates

Suggested Reading

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226473710
Foreword:
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Author:
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Author:
Leuchtenburg, William E.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Economic aspects
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/WWI
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Subject:
United States Economic conditions 1918-
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects.
Subject:
Economics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago History of American Civilization (Paperback)
Series Volume:
9349
Publication Date:
19930931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
332
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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