Perspectives on Modern American History

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Title
Perspectives on Modern American History
Author
氏名 Steven L. Rosen
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Abstract

The article is a proposed mini-text for a one semester course on modern American history.
It aims to develop an appreciation for the significance of America in the rise of the modern age,particularly with respect to technology, economics and business. Rather than trying to cover the whole of modern U.S. in one short text, various key points in history were selected as portals on historical trends.The text begins with the Second Industrial Revolution which mainly originated in America, and featured the appearance of the modern corporation as part of a new era of industrial capitalism. Then it moves on to a discussion about mmigration (labor), the rise of the Hollywood movie industry, the Great Depression, and the post-war prosperity. The textbook then examines the post-war period with a discussion of the great political, economic and cultural shocks and shifts that transformed human life, not only in America but around the world. Finally we move on to a discussion of the digital revolution which takes us into the 21st century,and arguably, the post-modern, post-industrial age.

Journal Title
県立広島大学人間文化学部紀要
Volume
12
Spage
7
Epage
19
Published Date
20170301
Publisher
県立広島大学
ISSN
2186-5590
NCID
AA12116573
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
Set
pu-hiroshima