By Stephen J. Whitfield
A significant other to 20th-Century the US is an authoritative survey of crucial themes and topics of twentieth-century American historical past and historiography. includes 29 unique essays via major students, each one assessing the earlier and present country of yank scholarship comprises thematic essays protecting subject matters corresponding to faith, ethnicity, conservatism, overseas coverage, and the media, in addition to essays overlaying significant time sessions Identifies and discusses the main influential literature within the box, and indicates new avenues of study, because the century has attracted to a detailed
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Hoover took office amid a wild stock market boom. Prices had doubled between 1925 and 1928; they doubled again in 1929, making Wall Street the wonder of the world. Prosperity and inflation accounted for some of the boom, but the ‘‘great bull market’’ occurred mainly because of increased demand for stocks and rampant speculation. Millions of new investors entered the stock market in the 1920s. At the start of the decade, just a few hundred thousand individuals owned all the publicly traded shares of corporations, but by 1929 the number of stockholders had reached 9 million.
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The scenario was not far-fetched, given that Wilson had recently ordered two separate US invasions of Mexico and that relations between the two countries were severely strained (Tuchman 1958). The Germans hoped that the prospect of war with Mexico and Japan would deter the United States from entering the war, but their plan backfired. The Zimmermann Telegram only raised American indignation and convinced Wilson that the Germans would never accept peace until they had been beaten in war. America in the Great War Historians still debate why the United States entered World War I.
A Companion to 20th-Century America (Blackwell Companions to American History) by Stephen J. Whitfield