The amazing adventure that is the American century begins -- and what an adventure it is! The Land Rush sweeps thousands of settlers into the Great Plains, devouring Indian land. Carnegie, Rockefeller, and the Vanderbilts build their empires. Henry Ford builds his Model Ts., W.e.b. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey fight for blacks, Susan Anthony and Margaret Sanger for women, and Samuel Gompers and Joe Hill for working stiffs. Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan do battle in the Scopes monkey trial, and the Treasury Department battles Al Capone.
Beyond our borders, Panama falls under American sway. We go to war against Spain in Cuba and the Philippines. When the Maine explodes and sinks, she becomes our battle cry. And when our policy of isolation ends in 1917, millions of Yanks are drafted and sent "over there" to save the world for democracy. A parade of presidents passes before us: McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover -- men both great and flawed who will change the world forever.
Harold Evans, picture researcher Gail Buckland, and historical researcher Kevin Baker worked diligently to ensure accuracy throughout this landmark work. This audio program intrigues and involves, vividly bringing to life the power and passion of the American century, a century like no other.