The 1900s...What do the novel The Jungle, Jim Crow laws, the Model T Ford, and Madame Curie have in common? Each, in its own way, helped define the 1900s, a period in which the United States was changing from a predominantly rural country into an industrial power with powerful factories and booming cities. In The 1900s From Teddy Roosevelt to Flying Machines, Revised Edition, author Stephen Feinstein describes the triumphs, tragedies, fads, and fashions of the 1900s. From vaudeville theaters to the San Francisco earthquake, from teddy bears to the Great White Fleet, Feinstein examines the people and events that made the 1900s one of the most unique periods in American history. Book jacket.