The United States Since 1945: Historical Interpretations

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For courses in U.S. history since 1945.

 

The United States Since 1945: Historical Interpretations gives students the opportunity to compare and contrast leading interpretations of key historical events and issues in recent American history, presenting two or three carefully edited scholarly writings on each topic covered.

 

This book is a collection of secondary readings on key topics in U.S. history since 1945, edited by two leading historians in the field.  Due to the growing interest among teachers and students in the 1970s and on, the authors have collected material that concentrates heavily on recent history, including current globalization and the events of 9/11. The reader is divided into three parts, covering 1945-1960, 1960-1974, and 1974 to the present.

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Book Description Pearson, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Part I: The Cold War System Abroad and at Home Chapter 1: The Atomic Bombings Introduction Gar Alperovitz, "Why the United States Dropped the Bomb," Technology Review (August 1990) Barton Bernstein, "The Atomic Bombings Reconsidered" Foreign Affairs, v. 74/1 (Jan/Feb 1995) Further Reading Primary Sources Chapter 2: The Origins of the Cold War Introduction John Lewis Gaddis, We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War HistoryCarolyn Eisenberg, Drawing the Line: The American Decision to divide Germany, 1944-1949 Bruce Cumings, "The Wicked Witch of the West is Dead. Long Live the Wicked Witch of the East," Further Reading Primary Sources Chapter 3: The Red Scare Introduction Leslie Fiedler, "McCarthy," Ellen Schrecker, No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities K.A. Cuordileone, "'Politics in an Age of Anxiety': Cold War Political Culture and the Crisis of American Masculinity, 1949-1960" Further Readings Primary Sources Chapter 4: Affluence, Domesticity and the Fifties Introduction Elaine Tyler May, "Cold WarWarm Hearth: Politics and the Family in Postwar America" Alan Brinkley, "The Illusion of Unity in Cold War Culture" Margaret Rose, "Gender and Civic Activism in Mexican American Barrios in California: The Community Service Organization, 1947-1962" Further Reading Primary Sources Part II: The System Under Stress Chapter 5: The Black Freedom Struggle Introduction Vincent G. Harding, "Beyond Amnesia: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Future of America" Timothy B. Tyson, "Robert F. Williams, 'Black Power,' and the Roots of the African American Freedom Struggle" Charles M. Payne, "The Whole United States is Southern!: Brown v. Board and the Mystification of Race" Further Reading Primary Sources Chapter 6: The New Radicals Introduction Doug Rossinow, "'The Break-through to New Life': Christianity and the Emergence of the New Left in Austin, Texas, 1956-1964" Max Elbaum, "What Legacy from the Radical Internationalism of 1968? Further Reading Primary Sources Chapter 7: Second-Wave Feminism Introduction Sara Evans, "The Origins of the Women's Liberation Movement" Nancy MacLean, "The Hidden History of Affirmative Action: Working Women's Struggles in the 1970s and the Gender of Class" Further Reading Primary Sources Chapter 8: The War on Poverty Introduction Allen Matusow, The Unraveling of America: A History of Liberalism in the 1960s Michael B. Katz, The Undeserving Poor: From the War on Poverty to the War on Welfare Further Reading Primary Sources Chapter 9: Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0131840339

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