100 People Who Changed 20th-Century America by Mary Cross

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100 People Who Changed 20th-Century America provides a two-volume encyclopedia of the individuals whose contributions to society made the 20th century what it was. Comprising contributions from 20 academics and experts in their field, the thought-provoking essays examine the men and women who have shaped the modern American cultural experience—change agents who defined their time period as a result of their talent, imagination, and enterprise. Organized chronologically by the subjects' birthdates, the essays are written to be accessible to the general reader yet provide in-depth information for scholars, ensuring that the work will appeal to many audiences.


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MARY CROSS is the author of A Century of American Icons: 100 Products and Slogans from the 20th-Century Consumer Culture (Oryx, 2002). She is also the editor of Advertising and Culture: Theoretical Perspectives (Praeger, 1996). She has taught at the University of Delaware, the City University of New York, and Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she was chair of the English Department. She is a former advertising copywriter.
Published January 7, 2013 by ABC-CLIO. 624 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Cross explains that those selected to be in this set were chosen during months of review and discussion by an editorial board made up of academics from a variety of backgrounds, who chose people who were, among other things, change agents, builders, artists who created new aesthetic forms, entert...

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