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Author Briggs, Justin

Title Power, prosperity & promise : a history of the USA 1898-1941 / Justin Briggs
Published Sydney : McGraw-Hill, [2003]
©2003

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Description x, 238 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents INCLUDE: CHAPTER 1: MIGRATION, WESTWARD EXPANSION, MANIFEST DESTINY AND THE END OF THE ERA OF THE FRONTIER -- Historical background -- Westward expansion -- The evolving ideology of manifest destiny -- The end of the frontier -- Summary CHAPTER 2: THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, DIPLOMACY AND EXPANSION -- Historical background -- Historical theme-civilisation -- Causes of the War -- Role of the media in the outbreak of war -- Cuban interests in America -- The events of 1898 -- The army assembles in Cuba -- The US in the Philippines -- The navy's expanding role -- Ideological divisions in the US -- Nationalism -- Western civilisation and racism -- Medical improvements -- Anti-imperialism -- US democratic benevolence -- Increasing Asian immigration -- Political impacts -- Impacts of the War -- Roosevelt's gunboat diplomacy -- Summary CHAPTER 3: INDUSTRIAL GROWTH, CONSUMERISM AND MIGRATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN SOCIETY AND THE ECONOMY -- Society and the economy, 1898-1917 -- Largest American fortunes -- Industrial growth -- Trusts and business magnates -- Trust-busting -- The Progressive Era, 1890-1917 -- Consumerism -- The internal migration -- Summary CHAPTER 4: CLASS DIVISIONS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY AND THEIR SOCIAL AND POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS UP TO THE 1920S -- Background to class divisions -- Confronting the reality of class division -- Women social reformers -- President Wilson's progressive agenda -- Inequalities in society -- Lack of a broad socialist movement -- Structure of the class system, 1900-1930 -- Class divisions and World War I -- Summary CHAPTER 5: RACE RELATIONS DURING THE PROGRESSIVE ERA, 1898-1917 -- Historical background -- History of race relations -- Progressive Era reforms -- Jim Crow and segregation -- Disenfranchisement of African Americans -- Race relations and the ̀muckrakers' -- The NAACP -- Summary CHAPTER 6: THE DEVELOPMENT OF ISOLATIONISM IN FOREIGN POLICY IN THE 1920S AND ITS DOMESTIC IMPLICATIONS -- Background to foreign policy -- The role of the Secretary of State -- The presidential campaign of 1920 -- The World Court and growing isolationism -- The Washington Conference -- Economic foreign policy -- Summary CHAPTER 7: GROWTH OF SOCIAL CONSERVATISM, ANTI-COMMUNISM AND WELFARE POLICIES DURING THE 1920S AND THE 1930S -- Historical background -- Historical concept: power in the 1920s -- Conservatism: prohibition -- Conservatism: fear of the ̀melting pot' -- Fear of anarchism and communism -- Religious fundamentalism -- Changes to welfare policies -- Summary CHAPTER 8: GROWTH OF RACIAL TENSION AND VIOLENCE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH -- Historical overview -- The African American Renaissance -- The Anti-Lynching Bill -- Racial tension: Detroit -- Growing racial tension -- The Ku Klux Klan -- Summary CHAPTER 9: IMPLICATIONS OF THE JAZZ AGE -- Historical overview -- Defining the Jazz Age -- People in the Jazz Age -- The end of the Jazz Age CHAPTER 10: THE PROHIBITION ERA (1920-1933), ITS IMPACT ON AMERICAN SOCIETY, AND THE GROWING INFLUENCE OF GANGSTERS -- Historical background -- Impact of prohibition on society -- Changing attitudes to drinking -- Speakeasies -- Attitude of W. R. Hearst and J. Edgar Hoover -- Problems of enforcement -- The end of prohibition -- Gangsters and crime cities -- Summary CHAPTER 11: THE ROLE AND IMPORTANCE OF HOLLYWOOD AND THE AMERICANISATION OF GLOBAL CULTURE -- The role of Hollywood -- The Hollywood star system -- The Golden Years -- The stars of 1940 and 1941 -- The Hays Production Code -- The studio system -- Hollywood's global domination -- racial images in Hollywood -- Americanisation of global culture -- Summary CHAPTER 12: THE AIMS AND APPLICATION OF THE FIRST AND SECOND NEW DEALS -- Historical overview -- A need for ànew deal' -- Aims and applications of the New Deals -- Summary -- Government ̀alphabet' agencies -- Groups and the New Deal -- Summary CHAPTER 13: THE NEW DEAL POLICIES AND OPPOSITION TO THEM -- Historical overview -- Opposition to New Deal policies -- The New Deal and groups -- Effectiveness of the New Deal -- Individuals who opposed the New Deal -- Summary CHAPTER 14: THE ARROGANCE OF POWER: WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST(1863-1951) -- The young Hearst, 1863-1887 -- ̀Yellow journalism' -- Hearst's career -- Representing the people, 1902 -- The importance of 1902 -- WRH's influence and power -- Summary CHAPTER 15: THE ARROGANCE OF POWER: JOHN EDGAR HOOVER (1895-1972) -- The young Hoover, 1895-1917 -- 1917 and the post-war period -- Palmer and the ̀Red Scare' -- Civil rights abuses -- Why Hoover remained in power -- Hoover and Stone -- Summary -- Influence and power, 1930-1941 -- Summary
Summary Migration - Westward expansion - Frontier - Spanish-American war - US in the Philippines - Industrial growth, consumerism and migration in the development of American society and the economy - Race relations - Isolationism - Jazz Age - Prohibition era - Role of Hollywood - New Deals - William Randolph Hearst - John Edgar Hoover
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 228-231
Subject History, Modern -- 20th century -- Study and teaching.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
ISBN 0074712934 :
Other Titles Power, prosperity and promise : a history of the USA 1898-1941