What were the defining eras that shaped America--and the world? In the American Eras: Defining Moments series, readers will turn back the clock to history's turning points. Each book will take a closer look at the major challenges and hurdles the United States faced in each period. Readers will review how these pivotal moments influenced the American culture from the fashion to the policies to the entertainment of that era. The series includes educational sidebars and backmatter that align with the 4 C's of 21st Century Learning: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Books also include a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and timeline.