Quest for Identity: The U.S. Since 1945

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QUEST FOR IDENTITY is designed to meet the need of students of postwar America. A concise and well-crafted narrative, this book encompasses the events, personalities, and conditions that shaped national consciousness after World War II. It includes analyses of the causes underlying the principal social, economic, political, and international problems of the era. Readers will notice an emphasis on politics and foreign affairs, although more than half of the text deals with cultural and socio-economic matters.

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Quest for Identity is a survey of the American experience from the close of World War II, through the Cold War and 9/11, to the present. It helps students understand postwar American history through a seamless narrative punctuated with accessible analyses. Randall Woods addresses and explains the major themes that punctuate the period: the Cold War, the Civil Rights and Women's Rights movements, and other great changes that led to major realignments of American life. The pageantry, drama, irony, poignancy, and humor of the American journey since World War II are all here.

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Randall Bennett Woods is John A. Cooper Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas. He has written widely on twentieth-century American history, including Dawning of the Cold War (1991), Changing of the Guard (1990), and Fulbright: A Biography (1995), which won both the Ferrell and Ledbetter Prizes. He was also editor of Vietnam and the American Political Tradition: The Politics of Dissent (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

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