Modern America: A Documentary History of the Nation Since 1945: A Documentary History of the Nation Since 1945

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Routledge, 18 de dez. de 2014 - 360 páginas
This primary source reader assembles key documents and firsthand accounts that are emblematic of American life from the end of World War II to the present. Designed to complement a core text for a typical post-1945 U.S. history course, the book offers conciseness and selectivity with balanced coverage of domestic and foreign, societal and cultural issues grouped together chronologically. The readings afford students compelling and sometimes startling insights into the nation's postwar adaptation to its new position of global power and responsibility, wealth, and rapid social change; on through years of energy and ambition, conflict and tragedy, to the post-Vietnam malaise and the rise of Ronald Reagan, the frenzied nineties, and the arrival of the new millennium. Each chapter includes an introduction that sets the documents in historical context, a biographical sketch of a significant person of the time, study questions, and suggestions for further reading.
 

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1 Origins of the Cold War
3
2 Postwar Political Trends
24
3 Origins of the Modern Civil Rights Movement
45
4 The Eisenhower Administrations New Look Foreign Policy
64
5 The Fifties Lifestyle
78
6 The Cold War Heats Up During the Kennedy Administration
97
7 Lyndon Johnsons War
115
8 Sixties Society and Culture
128
12 Nixon and the End of US Involvement in Indochina
194
13 The Environmental and Consumer Movements
209
14 The Tragedy of Watergate
226
15 Feminism and American Society
238
16 The Emergence of Ronald Reagan and the New Right
257
17 The Reagan Foreign Policy and a New Soviet Confrontation
272
18 More Culture Wars
289
19 Bill Clintons America and the Impeachment of a President
306

9 Political Trends on the Left and the Right
141
10 Civil Rights Victories and Divisions
164
11 Polarization and Protest
181
20 The Election of George W Bush Terrorism and the Crisis in the Gulf
325
About the Editor
346
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