A Companion to 20th-Century America (Blackwell Companions to by Stephen J. Whitfield

By Stephen J. Whitfield

A better half to 20th-Century the US is an authoritative survey of an important themes and subject matters of twentieth-century American heritage and historiography. includes 29 unique essays through major students, every one assessing the previous and present nation of yankee scholarship contains thematic essays masking themes akin to faith, ethnicity, conservatism, overseas coverage, and the media, in addition to essays overlaying significant time sessions Identifies and discusses the main influential literature within the box, and indicates new avenues of analysis, because the century has interested in an in depth

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Women led the social justice wing of the movement and took part in all branches of it. The most unequivocal gains in rights and welfare were made by and for women: increasing participation in higher education and the work force, protections for working women, services for mothers and their children, and decisive progress toward the Suffrage Amendment of 1920. The progressive ethos facilitated all these developments. Its emphasis on rationality, gentility, and service helped usher women into realms of power and work from which they had always been excluded.

In the long run, the city would prevail in its decade-long Kulturkampf with the country. Agriculture was mostly exempt from New Era prosperity, so children of the farm kept swarming to the bright lights of the big cities. Despite immigration restrictions, the nation’s urban population grew by 15 million in the 1920s as urban migration reached record levels. Country folks voted with their feet for a share of the prosperity, excitement, and cultural dynamism centered in cities. But the dream they were chasing abruptly disappeared at the end of the decade.

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