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Mastering Modern United States History (2nd Edition)

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Red Globe Press

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Macmillan Master Series

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Now in its second edition, this engaging text introduces readers to all the key developments in American history between 1900 and 2000. Combining factual coverage with an analysis of professional historians’ most recent...

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Now in its second edition, this engaging text introduces readers to all the key developments in American history between 1900 and 2000. Combining factual coverage with an analysis of professional historians’ most recent interpretations of major domestic and foreign affairs, it fully explores dramatic events such as the Wall Street Crash, Pearl Harbor, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Watergate Scandal. Chapters are enriched by presidential profiles and supported by stimulating source material and exam-style questions to reinforce learning.

This text will be essential reading for students undertaking courses in American History at college, foundation and undergraduate level. It is also the ideal companion for anyone with a general interest in the American history of the twentieth century.

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  • Includes presidential profiles of each president from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush
  • Covers recent interpretations of major events by professional historians
  • Encourages students to engage with the content through analysing source material and answering essay questions
  • Contains illustrations, timelines and additional boxed features throughout which highlight key points and aid understanding




  • Two brand-new chapters on African-American History
  • A new `American Lives' feature which gives insight into a wide range of cultural figures including the Wright Brothers, Rachel Carson, J.D. Salinger and Muhammed Ali








The Beginning of the American Century 1900-1920
Foreign Policy 1900-1920
The 1920s
FDR: The Great Depression and the New Deal
Roosevelt's Foreign Policy, 1933-45
African-Americans 1900-1945
Post War America
The 1950s: Affluence and Anxiety
John F. Kennedy, 1961-1963
LBJ: The Great Society and Vietnam
The Shift to the Right
African Americans 1945-2000
The End of the American Century: 1980-2000
Appendix A: Tables Index
Appendix B: Presidential Profiles
Appendix C: Questions and Exercises
Appendix D: References
Index.

John Traynor provides a masterly, comprehensive and highly readable survey of The American Century. A model of crisp compression and clear organisation, it blends sharp analysis, broad themes, and deft portraits of leading figures to produce an authoritative introduction to the United States' transition from the recognisably small-town society of the later 1800s to the global superpower of today. –Richard Carwardine, University of Oxford, UK
Mastering Modern United States History offers an engaging introduction to the politics and society of the United States during the twentieth century. Combining a vibrant writing style with well-structured and coherent chapters, this is an important new resource for both students and teachers. – Louisa Hotson, London Campus of Syracuse University, UK
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John Traynor is a recently retired History Teacher. He is the author of Mastering Modern German History and Challenging History: Europe 1890-1990. He has also written history materials for the BBC, the Public Record Office and the National Archive of the United States.

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John Traynor is a recently retired History Teacher. He is the author of Mastering Modern German History and Challenging History: Europe 1890-1990. He has also written history materials for the BBC, the Public Record Office and the National Archive of the United States.

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