This book offers a succint, comprehensive and objective examination of recent American history. Providing solid coverage of each era without burying readers in unnecessary detail and trivia, Reeves lays bear the whole of the twentieth century with an interpretation that strives for an unbiased and accurate presentation of the real story of American history. Each chapter discusses the most important developments of the period, including changes in politics, public policy, industry, the economy, and race, gender and class issues, as well as the great strides made in technology, living standards, working conditions, and education. The list of recommended readings at the end of each chapter acquaints readers with the most readable and provocative books on each era, and has been specially selected to appeal to students.
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