Table of contents for America, 1908 : the dawn of flight, the race to the Pole, the invention of the Model T, and the making of a modern nation / Jim Rasenberger.

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Prologue: Leap Year


Dementia Americana

Chapter One: The Boy and the Machine

Chapter Two: Thin Ice

Chapter Three: Mysteries of the Unknown Parts

Chapter Four: Middle Earth and the Night Riders

Chapter Five: Ultima Thule


To Conquer Time and Space

Chapter Six: The Man Bird

Chapter Seven: Heat

Chapter Eight: The Color Line

Chapter Nine: A Month of Late-Summer Days


The Golden Age

Chapter Ten: The Certainty of the Future

Chapter Eleven: The Path of Deliverance and Safety

Chapter Twelve: The Modern Definition of Life

Acknowledgments and Sources


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States -- History -- 1901-1909.
Nineteen-o-eight, A.D.
United States -- Civilization -- 1865-1918.
Technological innovations -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918.
Social change -- United States -- History -- 20th century.