The Big Change: America Transforms Itself, 1900 -1950 by Frederick L. Allen

The Big Change: America Transforms Itself, 1900 -1950

byFrederick L. Allen

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   This is a truly fascinating look at how America developed between 1900 and 1950. This book contains quotes from books and newspapers, descriptions of events, the full history of America: sport, politics, art, movies, people, events.
  A Table of Contents is included.
  It depicts how Henry Ford created the Model T,   descriptions of the First World War, the Great Depression, World War II, the Atomic bomb, the rise of industrialization, the lives of the working class, and the lives of the mega-rich. It describes how people lived, those on farms, those in the South, and those in the cities.

"On cold, rainy mornings, at the dusk of dawn, I have been awakened, two hours before my rising time, by the monotonous clatter of hobnailed boots on the plank sidewalks, as the procession to the factory passed under my window. Heavy, brooding men; tired, anxious women; thinly dressed, unkempt little girls, and frail, joyless lads passed along, half awake, not one uttering a word, as they hurried to the great factory. . . . Hundreds of others, obviously a hungrier, poorer lot . . . waited in front of a closed gate until finally a great red-bearded man came out and selected twenty-three of the strongest, best looking of the men. For these the gates were opened, and the others, with downcast eyes, marched off to seek employment elsewhere or to sit at home, or in a saloon, or in a lodging house. . . ."

PART ONE: THE OLD ORDER

1. A New Century Begins
2. Grandeur, Limited
3. The Other Side of the Tracks
4. Capitalism Indeed
5. Government on the Sidelines

PART TWO: THE MOMENTUM OF CHANGE

6. The Revolt of the American Conscience
7. The Dynamic Logic of Mass Production
8. The Automobile Revolution
9. Indian Summer of the Old Order
10. The Great Depression
11. The Reluctant World Power
12. Ole Ark A'Moverin'
13. Faster, Faster
14. More Americans, Living Longer
 
PART THREE: THE NEW AMERICA

15. The All-American Standard
16. Corporations, New Style
17. The Spirit of the Times
18. What Have We Got Here?

Title:The Big Change: America Transforms Itself, 1900 -1950Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 17, 2013Publisher:Download eBooksLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990005508193

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