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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:   Print 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: Prologue: E pluribus unum --
pt. 1. Pax Americana (1945-1953) --
Power and politics --
Cold War --
Stalemate in Washington --
National security state --
pt. 2. 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 --
pt. 3. The resurrection of corporate capitalism (1975-1989) --
The landscape of decline --
The politics of stagnation --
The corporate revolution --
The Reagan revolution --
Cold War redux --
pt. 4. 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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