In this, the third volume of an interdisciplinary history of the United States since the Civil War, Sean Dennis Cashman provides a comprehensive review of politics and economics from the tawdry affluence of the 1920s throught the searing tragedy of the Great Depression to the achievements of the New Deal in providing millions with relief, job opportunities, and hope before America was poised for its ascent to globalism on the eve of World War II. The book concludes with an account of the sliding path to war as Europe and Asia became prey to the ambitions of Hitler and military opportunists in Japan. The book also surveys the creative achievements of America's lost generation of artists, writers, and intellectuals; continuing innovations in transportation and communications wrought by automobiles and airplanes, radio and motion pictures; the experiences of black Americans, labor, and America's different classes and ethnic groups; and the tragicomedy of national prohibition. The cast of characters includes FDR, the New Dealers, Eleanor Roosevelt, George W. Norris, William E. Borah, Huey Long, Henry Ford, Clarence Darrow, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, W.E.B. DuBois, A. Philip Randolph, Orson Welles, Wendell Willkie, and the stars of radio and the silver screen. The first book in this series, America in the Gilded Age, is now accounted a classic for historiographical synthesis and stylisic polish. America in the Age of the Titans, covering the Progressive Era and World War I, and America in the Twenties and Thirties reveal the author's unerring grasp of various primary and secondary sources and his emphasis upon structures, individuals, and anecdotes about them. The book is lavishly illustrated with various prints, photographs, and reproductions from the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Burl Noggle, Into the Twenties: The United States from Armistice to Normalcy (Urbana, Ill., 1974). Paul A. Carter, The Twenties in America (New York, 1975; first published 1968). , Another Part of the Twenties (New York, 1977).
Author: Sean Dennis Cashman
Publisher: NYU Press
In this stimulating volume, Stephen M. Krason considers whether the Founding Fathers' vision of the American democratic republic has been transformed and if so, in what ways. He looks to the basic principles of the Founding Fathers, then discusses the changes that resulted from evolving contemporary expectations about government. Referencing philosophical principles and the work of great Western thinkers, Krason then explores a variety of proposals that could forge a foundation for restoration. Acknowledging that any attempt to revive the Founders' views on a democratic republic must start in the public sphere, Krason focuses on concerned citizens who are aware of the extent to which our current political structures deviate from the Founders' vision and want to take action. Ultimately, a democratic republic can exist, be sustained, and flourish only when there is a deep commitment to it in the minds and norms of its people. Written by a foremost authority in the field of US Constitutional law, this book will appeal to those interested in American history, society, and politics.
Cashman, America in the Twenties and Thirties, 56; Kyvig, 25. 116. Kyvig, 4; Goldberg, 53. 117. Mason and Stephenson, 255. 118. Jefferson went ahead, although not without reluctance, to make the Louisiana Purchase even though he did not ...
Author: Stephen M. Krason
Most people in the United States have been trained to recognize fascism in movements such as Germany’s Third Reich or Italy’s National Fascist Party, where charismatic demagogues manipulate incensed, vengeful masses. We rarely think of fascism as linked to the essence of monopoly-finance capitalism, operating under the guise of American free-enterprise. But, as Michael Joseph Roberto argues, this is exactly where fascism’s embryonic forms began gestating in the United States, during the so-called prosperous 1920s and the Great Depression of the following decade. Drawing from a range of authors who wrote during the 1930s and early 1940s, Roberto examines how the driving force of American fascism comes, not from reactionary movements below, but from the top, namely, Big Business and the power of finance capital. More subtle than its earlier European counterparts, writes Roberto, fascist America’s racist, top-down quashing of individual liberties masqueraded as “real democracy,” “upholding the Constitution,” and the pressure to be “100 Percent American.” The Coming of the American Behemoth is intended as a primer, to forge much-needed discourse on the nature of fascism, and its particular forms within the United States. The book focuses on the role of the capital-labor relationship during the period between the two World Wars, when the United States became the epicenter of the world-capitalist system. Concentrating on specific processes, which he characterizes as terrorist and non-terrorist alike, Roberto argues that the interwar period was a fertile time for the incubation of a protean, more salable form of tyranny – a fascist behemoth in the making, whose emergence has been ignored or dismissed by mainstream historians. This book is a necessity for anyone who fears America tipping ever closer, in this era of Trump, to full-blown fascism.
Cashman, America in the Twenties and Thirties, 89. 30. Frederick Lewis Allen, Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920's (New York: HarperCollins, 2000), 78. The book was first published by Harper & Row in 1931. 31.
Author: Michael Joseph Roberto
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Category: Political Science
of the heyday of stagecoaching in America in the twenties and thirties of the nineteenth century, i.e., immediately before the advent of the railroad. By that time a number of excellent highways had been built in America, ...
Author: Stanley Massey Arthurs
Category: History in art
This book argues that Hollywood melodramas of the Depression era engaged the political ideas underlying the welfare state policies of the New Deal. These ideas expanded the boundaries of the public realm and the purview of the government, such as liberal empathy, consumer citizenship, the refeudalization of the state, and minimal economic redistribution.
For a summary of the arguments that the minor concessions that the New Deal made to workers staved off radical reconstruction of social and economic relations in the U.S., see Sean Dennis Cashman, America in the Twenties and Thirties: ...
Author: Anna Siomopoulos
“ I used to think of the thirties as the tail end of the twenties and modernism . ... The five - week institute will examine the political diversity of the decade , the connection between America's rural past and folk heritage in such ...
Category: Education, Humanistic
Bracketed by the catastrophes of the Great War and the Wall Street Crash, 1920s America was a place of drama, tension and hedonism. It glittered and seduced: jazz, flappers, wild all-night parties, the birth of Hollywood, and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing under prohibition. But the period was also punctuated by momentous events - the political show trials of Sacco and Vanzetti; the huge Ku Klux Klan march down Washington DC's Pennsylvania Avenue - and it produced a splendid array of writers, musicians and film stars, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Bessie Smith and Charlie Chaplin.
Brooks, J., Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street 1920–1938 New York, NY 1969 Brooks, V. W., ... Fairbanks New York, NY 1978 Carpentier, G., Carpentier by Himself London 1955 Cashman, S. D., America in the Twenties and Thirties.
Author: Lucy Moore
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
evidence that certain of America's trading partners retaliated against the U.S. there can be no reliance placed on ... Americans in the Twenties and Thirties could no more visualize the world of the Eighties than we in the Eighties can ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance. Subcommittee on International Trade
Category: Clothing trade
50 historic, full-page landscape photographs by O'Sullivan & Bell.
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Author: George Montague Wheeler
Category: Documentary photography
When the U.S.-Korea military alliance began to deteriorate in the 2000s, many commentators blamed "anti-Americanism" and nationalism, especially among younger South Koreans. Challenging these assumptions, this book argues that Korean activism around U.S. relations owes more to transformations in domestic politics, including the decentralization of government, the diversification and politics of civil society organizations, and the transnationalization of social movements.
American Enterprise Institute remarked, “Such is the temper of the times that South Korea's most popular 'bubblegum ... the same survey revealed that about 45 percent of those in their twenties and thirties thought that inter-Korean ...
Author: Katharine H. S. Moon
Publisher: Univ of California Press