Chapter 1. An Economic History of the United States 1900–1950

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Eric Rauchway Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch1

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Rauchway, E. (2009) An Economic History of the United States 1900–1950, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of California, Davis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206873

Online ISBN: 9781444310726

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Keywords:

  • economic history of United States;
  • Works Progress Administration (WPA);
  • scheduling work in anticipation of seasons;
  • shifting from farm to city;
  • overstating importance of immigration to US history;
  • American multiculturalism;
  • influx of immigrants competing for workingmen's wages - increasing support for restriction of immigration;
  • policymakers, creating postwar global institutions;
  • mobilization for World War II - end of New Deal

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Move to the Cities, 1900–1920

  • The Prosperity Decade

  • The New Deal

  • The War and After

  • The Postwar Settlements

  • References and Further Reading