America In The 1900s

America In The 1900s

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In the 1900s, Americans welcomed the dawn of the twentieth century with open arms. They enjoyed rousing new marching tunes by George M. Cohan. They lost themselves in dime novels and thrilling vaudeville shows. and some Americans took to the air in 1903. In that year brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first controlled flights in a powered airplane, changing transportation history. But the 1900s were a difficult decade too. Workers struggled for basic rights. African Americans and other minorities suffered cruel injustices and racism. Influential figures such as President Theodore Roosevelt and African American activist W.E.B. DuBois led the nation through tumultuous times. rom the dawn of motion pictures to ragtime music, from picket lines to child labor, read about this fascinating decade of technological advances, political reform, and change for Americans from all walks of life.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Twenty-First Century Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780822534365
Branch Call Number: YA 973.9
Characteristics: 144 pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,27 cm

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