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By Stephen J. Whitfield

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A better half to 20th-Century the USA is an authoritative survey of an important subject matters and topics of twentieth-century American heritage and historiography. includes 29 unique essays through best students, every one assessing the earlier and present kingdom of yankee scholarship contains thematic essays protecting themes corresponding to faith, ethnicity, conservatism, overseas coverage, and the media, in addition to essays protecting significant time classes Identifies and discusses the main influential literature within the box, and indicates new avenues of study, because the century has interested in a detailed

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This horrifying ordeal lasted for five days and left 38 dead, 537 injured, and over 1,500 homeless. An even worse race riot occurred two years later in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the death toll is still under investigation (Tuttle 1970; Shapiro 1988; Madigan 2001). African Americans had faced mob violence before, but in Chicago and elsewhere, white rioters were surprised to encounter mass resistance. The ‘‘New Negro’’ spirit of militant defiance was a product of the Great War. Almost 400,000 African Americans had joined the Army, urged on by W.

Americans heard about the treaty’s shortcomings from its critics while Wilson was unable to respond. Disillusionment was inevitable once Americans realized that their crusade to make the world safe for democracy had ended up expanding the British and French empires instead. Millions of veterans and their families concluded that their sacrifices had been wasted because the peace did not turn out as Wilson had promised. The Aftermath Much went wrong for Americans in 1919. The booming war economy screeched to a halt when the Wilson administration cancelled billions of dollars in war orders.

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