America 1900

America 1900

The Turning Point

Book - 1998
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Describes the events and personalities in America at the dawn of the twentieth century, including a horrific mine disaster, the Galveston flood, the emergence of the first billion-dollar corporation, the election of McKinley and Roosevelt, and more. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
The story of this one remarkable year will air as a three-hour documentary on The American Experience in November 1998. In January 1, 1900, as Americans tried to divine the future of the twentieth century, what no one could foresee was that the issues they were dealing with were much the same as those that would face their grandchildren and great-grandchildren in the year 2000. Change had come so fast that there was an almost magical belief in the powers of science and technology. The country had never been more prosperous but the disparity between rich and poor had never been greater. Slavery was dead but racism was growing. The narrative begins New Year's Day in Washington, D.C., as President McKinley shrugs off warnings that his life may be in danger. Never far from the seat of power is Theodore Roosevelt, "the coming American of the twentieth century." Throughout the year, as Crichton details one event after the other--the greatest mine disaster in American history; the banning of a salacious play; an historic election campaign; the Galveston flood; the Harvard-Yale football game; a great labor victory; the emergence of the first billion-dollar corporation--the forces of the future are moving into place.

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Traces the changes in America by following such people as Harry Truman, Wilbur and Orville Wright, and Scott Joplin through the year 1900

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805053654
Branch Call Number: 973.8 CRI
Characteristics: 339 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: America nineteen hundred


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Feb 07, 2010

fast paced and informative


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