America in 1900

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America in 1900
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Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
30-04-2000
Sprog:
Engelsk
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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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Udgivelsesdato:
30-04-2000
ISBN13:
9780765605955
Vægt:
567 g
Dybde:
23 mm
Bredde:
156 mm
Højde:
234 mm
Format:
Hardback
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    The author argues that the problems and issues that have defined America in the 20th century - such as business mergers, trade disputes and racial violence - were first revealed in their modern form in the year 1900. Ten chapters comprise a narrative history of the events of this pivotal year.

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