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Preface 1: By 1900 2: Progressivism and the New Deal 3: The Trials and Triumphs of Progressivism 4: The First World War 5: The Twenties 6: The Depression Decade 7: The World at War Again 8: Postwar Challenges 9: The "Best Years" 10: Era of Upheaval 11: Nixon's America 12: Years of Disillusionment 13: Dynamic Conservatism 14: Into the Nineties 15: The Close of the Century

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Gr 9 Up-Reeves competently describes the changes that have occurred in the United States over the last century as our country has grown from a brash newcomer among the older European nations into the lone superpower and global economic dynamo that we are today. All of the major issues and events are touched upon in this clearly written, though somewhat bland recital. The text is arranged in short chronological chapters and is accompanied by a sprinkling of black-and-white photos. There is thorough coverage and thoughtful analysis of each presidency from Theodore Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. The changing roles of women, the recognition of the civil rights of African Americans, and the gradual improvements in their standard of living and access to higher education are adequately covered. The sexual revolution and other counterculture influences of the `60s and `70s are duly noted. "Monicagate" and the impeachment of Bill Clinton receive a brief, but clear explanation as well. The U.S. intervention in Kosovo and the bombing of Yugoslavia conclude the volume. A short, helpful list of suggested readings follows each chapter. Students should find this a useful no-frills introduction to the topic, adequate for an introductory course or quick reference. Harold Evans's much larger and more attractively packaged The American Century (Knopf, 1998) provides similar coverage with a multitude of fascinating photos and an extensive bibliography, but its size makes it more suitable for reference.-Douglas Wooley, Brooklyn Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

"Reeves delivers a comprehensive and enlightening view of the 20th century without drowning his readers in nonrelevant detail. For the light reader to the historian - this book's a winner."--Tommy G. Thompson Governor, State of Wisconsin "Finally, a lively U.S. history text full of facts, not polemics. With Twentieth-Century America, Thomas Reeves has given students an engaging, balanced narrative of the dramatic events, and sometimes disturbing trends, that have shaped our lives in recent times."--Kenneth J. Heineman, Ohio University, Lancaster Campus "Reeves delivers a comprehensive and enlightening view of the 20th century without drowning his readers in nonrelevant detail. For the light reader to the historian - this book's a winner."--Tommy G. Thompson Governor, State of Wisconsin "Finally, a lively U.S. history text full of facts, not polemics. With Twentieth-Century America, Thomas Reeves has given students an engaging, balanced narrative of the dramatic events, and sometimes disturbing trends, that have shaped our lives in recent times."--Kenneth J. Heineman, Ohio University, Lancaster Campus

Reeves (Univ. of Wisconsin, Parkside) has designed this book as a succinct review of recent American history. Aimed at general readers and undergraduates, it provides reliable history without excessive detail and conflicting viewpoints. Moving from 1900 through recent events in Kosovo, Reeves writes the American story engagingly and without much ideological interpretation. The only weakness here (not a major one) is a lack of coverage of popular culture. Mostly, however, this is an admirable, well-written success that readers interested in American history will appreciate. For all public and academic libraries, especially those with less-than-adequate budgets.ÄEdward Gibson, Langston Hughes Memorial Lib., Lincoln Univ., PA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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