America in the Teens
Andrew J. Dunar
With a Foreword by John Robert Greene
A wide-ranging survey of a remarkable era in American history, one that
thrust the nation into the modern age.
"A significant contribution to our understanding of America
during a pivotal decade in American history. Dunar masterfully
illuminates the key political, diplomatic, military, and social developments
of the decade and persuasively explains their intricate
connections and lasting consequences."—William A. Taylor, assistant professor of security studies, Angelo State University, Texas
Andrew J. Dunar is professor emeritus of history at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
His books include The Truman Scandals and the Politics of Morality and America in the Fifties.
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In the latest addition to the America in the Twentieth Century series, Dunar provides
a sweeping account of the twentieth century’s second decade. Beginning
with the social, political, and economic circumstances in the United States in
1910, America in the Teens presents the themes and pivotal events that shaped
America during this tumultuous period. The election of 1912, World War I,
social change in the late Progressive Era, the influence of war on women and
minorities, and changes in the motion picture industry are among the many issues
covered in this eminently readable, concise text.
Dunar traces the development of a vibrant society during a time of enormous
change and explores the ways in which Americans reacted. World War I brought
our nation to the forefront of the world’s great powers but also provoked divisions
that Americans would confront through the twentieth century and beyond:
racial tensions, immigration issues, and labor-management disputes. At the
same time, there were progressive triumphs: women earned the right to vote;
American industry made great strides, symbolized by the mass production of
Henry Ford’s automobiles; and American cinema and jazz enjoyed international
acclaim. Combining an engrossing narrative with intelligent analysis,
America in the Teens enriches our understanding of that critical era.
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6 x 9, 320 pages, 10 black-and-white illustrations, notes, index