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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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.
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