Between 1910 and 1945 the United States transformed itself into a Super Power. By 1945, with rivals in Europe and Asia shattered by world war, she dominated global economic, financial and political arrangements and monopolised the atomic bomb. This new Companion to History is an indispensable guide to this critical period in US history. It includes: chronologies listing all the major events, both foreign and domestic; social and economic history, with many tables based on inaccessible data; scores of mini-biographies; listings of the major office holders; and maps.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements. Author's Note on Spelling. Section I: Chronology, 1910-1945. 1. The Climax of Progressivism, 1910-1914. 2. War and Peace, 1915-1919. 3. Years of Boom and Bust, 1920-1929. 4. The Great Depression, 1930-1933. 5. Recovery and Reform, 1934-1940. 6. 1941-1945. Section II: Foreign Policy, 1910-1940. 1. US Imperialism in the Caribbean. 2. Dollar Diplomacy and Wilson's New Freedom in Central America. 3. The Far East. 4. Europe and the First World War. 5. Republican Diplomacy. 6. The League of Nations and European Peace. 7. Economic Policy: Reparations. Section III: Construction and Civil Liberties. The First World War and the Red Scare. Section IV Economic and Social History, 1910,1945. 1. Agriculture. 2. Conservation. 3. Commerce and the Tariff. 4. Banking and Finance. 5. Industry. 6. Industrial and Mobilisation. 7. Demography. 8. Industrial workers and Labour Unions. Section V: Principal Officeholders. 1910-1945. Presidential Cabinet Officers. Justices of the Supreme Court. National Leadership: the Legislative Branch. Section VI: Biographies. Section VII: Maps. Bibliographical Essay. Index.