By David Traxel
In 1898: The start of the yank Century, David Traxel tells the tale of a watershed 12 months, a yr of international clash, extravagant event, and breakneck social swap that cast a brand new America—a unexpected empire with many far-flung possessions, a dynamic new participant upon the worldwide stage.
At the center of this shiny, anecdotal heritage is a masterly account of the Spanish-American warfare, the "splendid little war" that garnered the state Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. From the sinking of the Maine in waters off Havana to Teddy Roosevelt's tough riders and the triumph of Admiral Dewey, here's the lightning-swift army episode that remodeled the United States right into a global energy. right here too are many tales now not so usually told—the bloody first successes of the hot United Mine employees, the tentative beginnings of the Ford Motor corporation, the million-dollar release of the Uneeda Biscuit—each in its manner as very important because the harbinger of the yankee century. Compulsively readable, usually funny, totally interesting in its each element, 1898 is well known background at its most interesting.
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29 While universal, the ideas of American nation are open to interpretation; the reigning interpretation both was established by the politically dominant and has often been challenged by the politically subordinate. 30 Recognizing the general properties of nations and the particular attributes of the American nation is useful for thinking about regions, which exist as “subnations” of a sort. While regions don’t have strong institutional and constitutional forms to bind them (though there are muted versions of these, for example, the Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition and the Congressional Sun Belt Caucus), they cohere through a history of shared values and symbols as well as material realities.
The implications varied across regions, and as regional trade incentives diverged, northern and southern Democrats found themselves on opposite sides of the issue. Under President Richard Nixon, the Republican Party became the new SUN BELT RISING home of free trade. Economic developments made the West the emerging center of free trade promotion, uniting western Republicans with their northern compatriots.
1 Party Conflict in the House of Representatives, 73rd through 108th Congresses, 1933 –2004 Source: Calculated from roll call data. sanship. The trend was most apparent in Congress, where the frequency with which members voted with their party can be tracked and aggregated over time to get a more systematic sense of changes in partisanship. With the notable exception of the congresses held just before and after the New Deal realignment, party conﬂict decreased steadily from the turn of the century until the 1970s, when partisanship reemerged.