Summary: Frederick Lewis Allen was one of the pioneers of social history. He originated a model of what is sometimes called ''instant history'' -- the reconstruction of past eras through vivid commentary on the news, fashions, customs, and artifacts that altered the pace and forms of American life. In this, Allen's last and most ambitious work, he defines a transformative moment American history, and charts and explains the progressive evolution of American life over the second half of the tw ...show moreentieth century. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 92
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