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A lively tour of the United States in the first half of the twentieth century, America Ascendant traces the development of America's tremendous industrial power and its commercial deployment, at home and abroad. Emphasizing the contributions of those charismatic presidents who shaped the future of politics-- Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin Delano RooseveltA lively tour of the United States in the first half of the twentieth century, America Ascendant traces the development of America's tremendous industrial power and its commercial deployment, at home and abroad. Emphasizing the contributions of those charismatic presidents who shaped the future of politics-- Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt--the book also covers pioneers such as Henry Ford and the Wright brothers, whose technological contributions transformed societies the world over.The book investigates the phenomena that threatened America's ascendance--the Great Red Scare of 1917- 20 and the rout of organized labor, the Great Crash of 1929 and the searing depression years, and the apartheid policies that undermined American democratic ideals. Moreover, Sean Dennis Cashman sets the American story within the dramatic context of the rise and fall of political empires in Europe and Asia and two devastating world wars. Enriching the volume is an integrated account of the American cultural scene, replete with such figures as Ernest Hemingway, Frank Lloyd Wright, George Gershwin, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Charlie Chaplin, and D. W. Griffith.Imaginatively conceived, America Ascendant once again reveals Sean Dennis Cashman's flair for bringing American history to life with all its triumphs, drama, and ambiguities....

Title : America Ascendant: From Theodore Roosevelt to FDR in the Century of American Power, 1901-1945
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ISBN : 9780814715666
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 561 Pages
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America Ascendant: From Theodore Roosevelt to FDR in the Century of American Power, 1901-1945 Reviews

  • Tim
    2019-02-15 16:59

    America Ascendant is a good textbook for the time period. Like most accounts of the time, religion slides into the background, but its coverage of political and intellectual currents is engaging.

  • Martha Smith
    2019-02-02 23:16

    History. Wonderful history text. Very easy to read and well written. I read this in an upper level history class. Brilliant book that gives a broad overview of events of 1901-1945.

  • Jenna
    2019-02-18 00:00

    Good overview type of book.