Cooper - Pivotal Decades

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John Milton Cooper, Jr. Pivotal Decades: The United States, 1900-1920 . New York: W.W. Introduction "For the United States, the first two decades of the twentieth century marked a turning point. During these twenty years a political, economic, social, and cultural agenda was set that still dominates American life as we enter the century's final decade." (p. xiii) "Optimism was the dominant mood of Americans at the beginning and again at the end of these two decades, and progressivism came to be the banner appropriated by the period's many groups of political and social reformers. Yet between the peaks of optimism and within the calls for progressive reform, fear, social conflict and hatred flourished as well." (p. xiv) "In all, this was a second golden age of American politics – second only to the generation of the founders of the American republic." (pp. xv-xvi) "This book offers various interpretations of political, economic, social and diplomatic developments in the United States between 1900 and 1920. My aim has been to construct a
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2009 for the course HISTORY History 36 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.

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