Decades of the 20th and 21st Centuries

With an emphasis on American history and culture in connection to world events, this comprehensive series introduces readers to the most important technological, scientific, political, social, and economic events of the 20th and 21st centuries. Each book also looks at the arts, entertainment, sports, lifestyles, fashions, and fads popular in a given decade. (ISBN: 978-0-7660-6693-9)

  • Timelines and sidebars add depth and interest
  • Integrates visual information with expositional text
  • Topics grouped by theme to help readers understand the influence of one event on the next
  • Fall 2015
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    The 1900s

    The 1900s

    Stephen Feinstein
    For the first time ever, human beings were in control of their environment. Airplanes, trains, and the first diesel engines let people go faster and farther than ever before. The birth of modern art and sound recording promised new cultural heights, while the invention of jazz music and the popularization of low-cost photography managed to bring societies closer together...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6920-6
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    The 1910s

    The 1910s

    Stephen Feinstein
    From the invention of the motorcar and the widespread use of the radio to Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Charlie Chaplin's entertaining silent films, the 1910s held more promise than any decade before it...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6922-0
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    The 1920s

    The 1920s

    Stephen Feinstein
    Suffragettes won women the right to vote in the United States. Babe Ruth was the biggest name in sports. The "Lost Generation" created music and literature that would speak to everyone. Prohibition created gangsters and mob bosses...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6924-4
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    The 1930s

    The 1930s

    Stephen Feinstein
    Dust storms ravaged the Great Plains, and the economy crashed, leaving thousands unemployed, homeless, and hungry. Nazism began its rise to power in Germany, and a hurricane devastated New England. The 1930s were a time of enormous devastation, but also of great progress...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6926-8
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    The 1940s

    The 1940s

    Stephen Feinstein
    A decade of invention, adaptation, and creation, the 1940s were also a time of world conflict. From big band music, bobbysoxers, and Frank Sinatra to World War II, Rosie the Riveter, and the atomic bomb, readers will trace the changing attitudes of Americans through the decade...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6928-2
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    The 1950s

    The 1950s

    Stephen Feinstein
    During the 1950s, the United States became a world leader in business, technology, and health care. The invention of the polio vaccine and the establishment of NASA set the stage for scientific advancement...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6930-5
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