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By Stephen J. Whitfield

ISBN-10: 0631211004

ISBN-13: 9780631211006

A spouse to 20th-Century the United States is an authoritative survey of an important subject matters and issues of twentieth-century American background and historiography. comprises 29 unique essays by means of prime students, every one assessing the earlier and present nation of yankee scholarship comprises thematic essays protecting issues resembling faith, ethnicity, conservatism, international coverage, and the media, in addition to essays protecting significant time sessions Identifies and discusses the main influential literature within the box, and indicates new avenues of study, because the century has attracted to a detailed

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As DuBois wrote in 1919, ‘‘We return. We return from fighting. We return fighting’’ (quoted in Goldberg 1999: 91). The year 1919 also marked the beginning of the Red Scare, a shameful blot on the record of American civil liberties. When the Great War ended, many Americans were in a patriotic fervor with no one left to attack. Trading their anti-German hysteria for anti-radical hysteria, some acted as though the war were still going on, but against a new enemy: ‘‘Reds,’’ the generic term for socialists, communists, radicals, anarchists, and union organizers.

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New York: Hill and Wang. CHAPTER TWO 1914–1929 GLEN GENDZEL For Americans, the years from 1914 to 1929 raised questions without easy answers. Could the United States remain neutral in a world at war? Could Americans make a difference in that war and in the peace that followed? What was the proper role of the United States in world affairs? Would the democracy that Americans fought to defend abroad prevail at home? Was it possible to build lasting prosperity with minimal regulation and almost no welfare state?

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