Handbook to Life in America

Handbook to Life in America

Volume V, The Age of Reform, 1890 to 1920

Book - 2009
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"The early 20th-century in America was characterized by technological advancements. Chief among these was the rapid replacement of horse-drawn vehicles by gasoline-powered cars, which necessitated a nationwide network of paved highways and filling stations. Concern over unchecked industrialization and pollution led to a new awareness of nature and the creation of the nation's national park system. As well, the racial landscape of America was altered by the exodus of large numbers of African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North. While U.S. participation in World War I was limited due to a lengthy policy of neutrality, the conflict produced a shift in the country's values that shaped both popular and political culture for the rest of the century, exemplified by the ratification in 1920 of the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote."--p.[4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2009.
ISBN: 9780816071784
Call Number: 973 HANDBOOK
Characteristics: 291 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
United States -- Civilization.
United States -- Social conditions.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States -- Transportation -- History.
United States -- Religion -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
United States -- Medicine -- History.
United States -- History -- 1865-1921.
National characteristics, American.
Amusements -- United States -- History.
Technology -- United States -- History.
Education -- United States -- History.
Families -- United States -- History.
Automobiles -- United States -- History.
Chinese Americans -- History.
Railroads -- United States -- History.
Rural-urban migration -- United States.
Indians of North America -- History.
Labor unions -- United States.
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 -- United States.
African Americans -- Segregation.
Telephone -- United States -- History.
African Americans -- History.
World War, 1914-1918.
Prohibition -- United States.
Additional Contributors: Carlisle, Rodney P.


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