By Stephen J. Whitfield

A better half to 20th-Century the US is an authoritative survey of an important issues and subject matters of twentieth-century American heritage and historiography. includes 29 unique essays by means of top students, each one assessing the prior and present country of yank scholarship comprises thematic essays overlaying subject matters similar to faith, ethnicity, conservatism, international coverage, and the media, in addition to essays masking significant time classes 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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U-boats, on the other hand, were ineffective if they surfaced to stop and search civilian vessels. This procedure forfeited the element of surprise and left U-boats vulnerable. Instead, the Germans 1 9 1 4 –1 9 2 9 21 freely attacked Allied cargo ships and passenger liners, endangering civilian lives in order to maximize the submarine’s effectiveness as a weapon. Despite the U-boat threat, Americans continued traveling on British and French passenger liners as they had before the war. Germany issued public warnings that such travelers faced possible attack, but under international law, neutral citizens had every right to free passage through a war zone, and the Germans had no right to attack passenger liners.

They were as determined as other groups to defend their own interests, as ready to use coercive means to achieve their ends, as avid to gain power. Management, their preferred remedy for social ills was more than the objective tool progressives liked to think it; it was also a subtle weapon that they deployed in the low-intensity interest-group wars of their time. Moreover, whenever progressives were forced out of their stance as apolitical middlemen and apostles of reason, whenever they were forced to choose sides in class and culture conflicts, they knew which side they were on.

He founded a string of black-owned businesses, including the Black Star Shipping Line, before he was convicted of fraud and deported to Jamaica in 1927. It was a sad end for the most popular black leader of the decade. About 2 million African Americans joined the UNIA to share Garvey’s back-to-Africa fantasy. It was a way for them to express doubt that racial equality would ever occur at home in America. Among white Americans, multiple social and ethnic conflicts marred ‘‘the tribal twenties’’ (Higham 1988).

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