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1898: The Birth of the American Century

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In 1898: The Birth of the American Century, David Traxel tells the story of a watershed year, a year of foreign conflict, extravagant adventure, and breakneck social change that forged a new America—a sudden empire with many far-flung possessions, a dynamic new player upon the global stage.

At the heart of this vivid, anecdotal history is a masterly account of the Spanish-American War, the "splendid little war" that garnered the nation Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.  From the sinking of the Maine in waters off Havana to Teddy Roosevelt's rough riders and the triumph of Admiral Dewey, here is the lightning-swift military episode that transformed America into a world power. Here too are many stories not so often told—the bloody first successes of the new United Mine Workers, the tentative beginnings of the Ford Motor Company, the million-dollar launch of the Uneeda Biscuit—each in its way as important as the harbinger of the American century.  Compulsively readable, frequently humorous, utterly fascinating in its every detail, 1898 is popular history at its finest.

About the Author

David Traxel lives in Philadelphia.

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ISBN:
9780679776710
Author:
Traxel, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
United states
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Turn of the Century
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
Spanish-american war, 1898
Subject:
United States Civilization 1865-1918.
Subject:
US History-1860 to 1920
Subject:
US History-19th Century
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
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Vintage
Publication Date:
19991231
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.05x5.17x.80 in. .86 lbs.

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