The Human Tradition In America Between The Wars, 1920-1945 by Donald W. WhisenhuntThe Human Tradition In America Between The Wars, 1920-1945 by Donald W. Whisenhunt

The Human Tradition In America Between The Wars, 1920-1945

byDonald W. Whisenhunt

Paperback | April 1, 2002

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American society in the years from 1920 to 1945 experienced great transformation and upheaval. Significant changes in the role of government, in the nation's world outlook, in the economy, in technology, and in the social order challenged those who lived in this tumultuous period framed by the two world wars. This transformation lies at the core of this collection of biographical essays. Each individual in his or her own way grappled with the difficulties of the times. Some of those included here were well known in their day and afterwards, but many led lives now obscured by the passage of time. In these essays are men and women, African-Americans, Hispanics, whites, and Native Americans from all regions of the country. Written by leading and rising scholars, these never-before-published pieces provide students with a greater understanding of a period that in many ways represents an important last chapter in the creation of modern America. Providing a rich portrait through biography of the interwar years, The Human Tradition in America between the Wars is an excellent text for the following courses: Twentieth Century American History to 1945, American history survey, the Depression and the New Deal, and American social and cultural history.
Donald W. Whisenhunt is professor of history at Western Washington University and has published widely.
Title:The Human Tradition In America Between The Wars, 1920-1945Format:PaperbackDimensions:241 pages, 8.94 × 6.48 × 0.65 inPublished:April 1, 2002Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0842050124

ISBN - 13:9780842050128

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 A.J. Muste: Portrait of a Twentieth-Century Pacifist Chapter 3 Zora Neale Hurston: Folklorist and Storyteller Chapter 4 Jimmie Rodgers: The Singing Brakeman Chapter 5 Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues Chapter 6 William Lewis Paul: Tlingit Advocate Chapter 7 Marshall Keeble: An African-American Evangelist Faces Prejudice Chapter 8 Elaine Goodale Eastman: Author and Indian Reformer Chapter 9 Dennis Chavez: The Last of the "Patrones" Chapter 10 Frances Perkins: Always Working for Labor Chapter 11 Meridel Le Sueur: A Voice for Working-Class Women Chapter 12 Gerald L. K. Smith: Political Activist, Candidate, and Preacher of Hate Chapter 13 Emma Tenayuca: Labor and Civil Rights Organizer of 1930s San Antonio Chapter 14 Henry S. Aurand: Student, Teacher, and Practitioner of U.S. Army Logistics Chapter 15 Oveta Culp Hobby: Director of the Wartime Women's Army Corps Chapter 16 Ernie Pyle: From a "Worm's-Eye View" Chapter 17 Index

Editorial Reviews

The Human Tradition in America between the Wars, 1920-1945 is a masterpiece. The objective of all the books in this series is to bring major issues down to the level of ordinary people and in that way offer a perspective not often seen. Donald Whisenhunt has achieved and exceeded this objective.