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Depression to Cold War

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Depression to Cold War : a history of America from Herbert Hoover to Ronald Reagan

Siracusa, Joseph M.

Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.

1 online resource (xiv, 301 pages) : illustrations.

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Organized around the office of the president, this study focuses on American behavior at home and abroad from the Great Depression to the onset of the end of the Cold War, two key points during which America sought a re-definition of its proper relationship to the world. Domestically, American society continued the process of industrialization and urbanization that had begun in the 19th century. Urban growth accompanied industrialism, and more and more Americans lived in cities. Because of industrial growth and the consequent interest in foreign markets, the United States became a major world power. American actions as a nation, whether as positive attempts to mold events abroad or as negative efforts to enjoy material abundance in relative political isolation, could not help but affect the course of world history.

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Table of Contents

  • Series Forewordp. vii
  • Prefacep. ix
  • Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
  • Chapter 1The Turn of the American Centuryp. 1
  • Chapter 2A New Deal for the American Peoplep. 21
  • Chapter 3The Slow Death of Versaillesp. 45
  • Chapter 4Call to Armsp. 69
  • Chapter 5America at Warp. 89
  • Chapter 6The Transitionp. 109
  • Chapter 7Navigating the Middle Roadp. 137
  • Chapter 8The Promise of Greatnessp. 163
  • Chapter 9The Great Societyp. 183
  • Chapter 10White House Under Siegep. 205
  • Chapter 11A Time for Healingp. 225
  • Chapter 12The Conser Vative Revolutionp. 245
  • Selected Bibliographyp. 275
  • Indexp. 295
  • About the Authorsp. 301