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American empire : the rise of a global power, the democratic revolution at home, 1945-2000

Author: Joshua Benjamin Freeman
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.
Series: Penguin history of the United States.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A compelling look at the movements and developments that propelled America to world dominance beginning in 1945 and moving through McCarthyism and Vietnam, from the Great Society to Morning in America.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Benjamin Freeman
ISBN: 9780670023783 0670023787
OCLC Number: 759911260
Description: xiv, 530 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: E pluribus unum --
Part I: Pax Americana (1945-1953). Power and politics ; Cold War ; Stalemate in Washington ; National security state --
Part II: The high tide of liberal democracy (1954-1974). Suburban nation ; "We the Union Army" ; "Hour of maximum danger" ; The democratic revolution ; Apocalypse now ; Sixties to Seventies, dreams to nightmares ; The end of the American century --
Part III: The resurrection of corporate capitalism (1975-1989). The landscape of decline ; The politics of stagnation ; The corporate revolution ; The Reagan revolution ; Cold War redux --
Part IV: The new world order (1990-2000). "I'm running out of demons" ; Triangulation ; Living large --
Epilogue: America after 9/11.
Series Title: Penguin history of the United States.
Responsibility: Joshua B. Freeman.

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A compelling look at the movements and developments that propelled America to world dominance beginning in 1945 and moving through McCarthyism and Vietnam, from the Great Society to Morning in America.

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