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The Bridge to the 21st Century

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii

Chapter 1: 1900 – 1909
Strong, Confident, And Innocent 1

Chapter 2: 1910 – 1919
Innocence Clashes With Industrialism And Intellectualism 25

Chapter 3: 1920 – 1929
Breaking Loose: The Rise of Intellectualism And New Values 47

Chapter 4: 1930 – 1939
The Great Depression: Reassessing The Old Values 63

Chapter 5: 1940 – 1949
The World Stage Is Set: America Becomes A World Leader 75

Chapter 6: 1950 – 1959
A State Of Mind: Conformity And Prosperity 97

Chapter 7: 1960 – 1969
Pop Culture And Politics: The Bridge To New America 113

Chapter 8: 1970 – 1979
The “Me” Decade 149

Chapter 9: 1980 – 1989
Pain And Withdrawal From The Drug Of Self-delusion 179

Chapter 10: 1990 – 2000
Bill Clinton: The Man In The Mirror 195

Chapter 11: Year 2000
The Other Side Of The Bridge 255

Chapter 12: Into The Twenty-first Century
Blowing In The Wind 277

Selected Bibliography 281
Index 285