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A better half to 20th-Century the US is an authoritative survey of crucial issues and topics of twentieth-century American historical past and historiography. comprises 29 unique essays by way of prime students, each one assessing the prior and present nation of yank scholarship contains thematic essays masking subject matters comparable to faith, ethnicity, conservatism, overseas coverage, and the media, in addition to essays overlaying significant time classes Identifies and discusses the main influential literature within the box, and indicates new avenues of analysis, because the century has attracted to an in depth

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New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. McCormick, Richard L. (1986) The Party Period and Public Policy: American Politics from the Age of Jackson to the Progressive Era. New York: Oxford University Press. 18 EU GE N E E . LE ACH Milkis, Sidney and Mileur, Jerome M. ) (1999) Progressivism and the New Democracy. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. Montgomery, David (1987) The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865–1925. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

217–28. Blee, Kathleen M. (1991) Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s. Berkeley: University of California Press. Brown, Dorothy M. (1987) Setting a Course: American Women in the 1920s. Boston: Twayne. Buenker, John D. (1976) ‘‘The New Era business philosophy of the 1920s,’’ Illinois Quarterly 38, pp. 20–49. Burk, Kathleen (1985) Britain, America, and the Sinews of War, 1914–1918. Boston: Allen and Unwin. Burner, David M. (1968) The Politics of Provincialism: The Democratic Party in Transition, 1918–1932.

Quotas were quite effective: the United States averaged a million immigrants a year before 1914, but only 400,000 a year in the 1920s and 50,000 a year in the 1930s. Without fresh infusions from the old country, immigrant neighborhoods of American cities went into decline – much to the satisfaction of rural nativists (Higham 1988; Dumenil 1995). The third urban–rural conflict of the 1920s was over religion and morality. Protestant fundamentalism experienced a great revival in rural areas, especially in the South and among rural migrants to Los Angeles and other cities.

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