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The American record : since 1941--images of the nation's past

Author: William Graebner; Jacqueline Swansinger
Publisher: New York : McGraw Hill, ©1997.
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Combines secondary essays and primary sources, including over 75 illustrations. This reader includes the familiar topics that have long been the staple of courses in the United States. It also  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Graebner; Jacqueline Swansinger
ISBN: 0070240167 9780070240162
OCLC Number: 34782743
Description: xvi, 395 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: CHAPTER 1: The Age of Anxiety Interpretive Essay: Coming Out Under Fire, Allan Berube Sources: Sex Crime Panic: Photograph, How Safe is Your Daughter? 1947 City of Detroit, Brochure for School Children, Late 1940s Truman on Hiroshima: Statement of President Harry Truman, White House Press Release, August 6, 1945 I, the Jury-Mickey Spillane Dark Victory: A Visual Essay Soldier Home on Furlough, Brown Summit, North Carolina, 1944 Mrs. Ella Watson, Government Charwoman, Washington, D.C., 1942 The Tanner Family, at Home in Tomball, Texas, 1945 Barmaid, Great Falls, Montana, 1944 Sketch, Riverside High School Skipper, Buffalo, New York, 1946 Suggestions for Viewing and Listening CHAPTER 2: Cold War, Cold War at Home Interpretive Essay: Two Halves of the Same Walnut (1947-1948), Walter LaFeber Sources: Cold War at Home: Photograph, the Army-McArthy Hearings, 1954 Tail Gunner Joe: The Wheeling Address, Joseph McCarthy The Kitchen Debate, 1959 Photograph, Moscow, 1959. Khrushchev and Nixon on Television at the American Exhibit Selling America: Family in their Living Room, Takoma Park, Maryland, 1950 Typical Teenager Brennan Jacques, Leading his Orchestra, 1957 Suggestions for Viewing and Listening CHAPTER 3: The Eisenhower Consensus Interpretive Essay: Rebels Without a Cause? Teenagers in the '50s, Beth Bailey Sources: The Suburbs: Photograph, Levittown, Long Island Television: Photograph, Terry Thomas Admires the First Kitchen Television, 1950 Photograph, Family Gathered Around the Television in a Motel, 1949 Teen Culture-Rock n Roll Song Lyrics: "Shake, Rattle and Roll" (1954) Dress Right: Dress Code, Buffalo, New York, 1956 Photograph, Cafeteria at Burgard Vocational High School, Buffalo, New York, 1958 School Sampler: An Essay in Words and Images Photograph, "Bombs Away," 1952 Poem, "We Can't All Be Captains," 1950 The Board of the Buffalo Seminary Yearbook, 1950 Home Economics Class, 1954 Bishop Timon Seniors, Smoking in the Cafeteria, 1962 Challenge to Consensus: the Beats, Joyce Johnson Suggestions for Viewing and Listening CHAPTER 4: John F. Kennedy and the New Frontier Interpretive Essay: Fixation with Cuba: The Bay of Pigs, Thomas G. Paterson Sources: Romancing the Missiles Thirteen Days, Robert F. Kennedy A Rumor of War A Rumor of War, Philip Caputo Visions of the Future Aerial View of New York World's Fair, 1964 General Motors Futurama II Exhibit, New York World's Fair, 1964 Suggestions for Viewing and Listening CHAPTER 5: The 1960s: Protest and War Interpretative Essay: Campus Wars, Kenneth J. Heineman Sources: Vietnam: Pattern for Peace in Southeast Asia, 1965, Lyndon Johnson Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam, 1967 Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacies: The Monument Controversy Illustrations: The Vietnam Wall Memorial The Vietnam Statue Memorial The Counterculture The Haight-Ashbury, Charles Perry The Counterculture: A Photo Essay A San Francisco Hippie, Peddling a Local Newspaper, 1967 Rally Against the Vietnam War, 1970 Cornell University Freshmen, 1972 Suggestions for Viewing and Listening CHAPTER 6: From Civil Rights to Black Power Interpretive Essay: Why was There a Black Power Movement?, William L. Van Deburg Sources: The Faces of Stokely Carmichael Stokely Carmichael, Speaking in Watts, 1966 Stokely Carmichael, 1970 Riots: Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, 1968 Panther Power: A Photo Essay Black Panthers on the Steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento, 1967 Inside a Liberation School,1969 Black Panther Convention, Lincoln Memorial, 1970 Suggestions for Viewing and Listening CHAPTER 7: Twilight of Consensus Interpretive Essay: Boston Against Busing: Race, Class and Ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s, Ronald P. Formisano Sources: Workers Fight Back: New York Times, War Foes Here Attacked by Construction Workers, 1970 Flags and Symbols: A Photo Essay Construction Workers Carrying Flags, May 1970 Anti-Busing Protester Threatens to Impale Man with Flagstaff, 1976 Joker, in Full Metal Jacket (1987) Emerging Republican Majority, Kevin Phillips Map:, The Emerging Republican Majority Suggestions for Viewing and Listening CHAPTER 8: America Under Siege Photograph, John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, 1977 Interpretive Essay: Environmental Politics, Samuel P. Hays Sources: New-Style Feminism Our Bodies, Ourselves (1971), The Boston Women's Book Collective Visualizing Feminism Illustrations: The Women Citizen, 1948 Rally in Washington, D.C., 1971 Graduating Seniors: Valedictory Address, Clymer Central (New York), 1975, Dorothy L. Rowan Valedictory Address, Pine Valley Central (New York), 1975, Carson Leikam Film and Culture: Top Ten Moneymaking Films from the 1960s and 1970s Suggestions for Viewing and Listening CHAPTER 9: Family Politics and the Welfare State Interpretive Essay: We Always Stood on Our Own Two Feet: Self Reliance and the American Family, Stephanie Coontz Sources: Families: The Nuclear Family Publicity Photograph, The Beginning or the End, 1946 The Welfare Family A Welfare Mother, Susan Sheehan The Statistical Family U.S. Households, 1960, 1991, 2000 U.S. Median Age at First Marriage, 1890-1991 Divorce and Marriage Rates, 1940-1990 U.S. Poverty Rates, 1959-1990 TV Families Illustrations: Ozzie and Harriet and their Children, c. 1960 All in the Family, c. 1971 The Cosby Show, c. 1989 Suggestions for Viewing and Listening CHAPTER 10: The Reagan Revolution Interpretive Essay: Star Wars, and the American Political Culture, David S. Meyer Sources: Cartoon Commentary: Star Wars Stanley Greenberg, Blind Men and an Elephant, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Tom Toles, What is Morality? Buffalo News Chuck Asay, Defense Critics, Colorado Springs Sun Reaganomics: Surpluses and Deficits, 1955-1996 Median Income, 1970-1992 Income by Region, 1989-1992 The Reagan Mystique What I Saw at the Revolution, Peggy Noonan Photo Essay: Ronald Reagan Reagan, Reading his Morning Papers, 1982 Reagan, After a Day's Work on the Ranch, 1983 Ronald and Nancy Reagan Taking a Boat Ride, 1983 Family Portrait of the Reagans, 1983 Reagan, Riding at the Ranch, 1983 Suggestions for Viewing and Listening CHAPTER 11: Culture Wars Interpretive Essay: Culture Wars, James Davison Hunter Sources: Piss Christ, Andrew Serrano The Battleground of History: Second Inaugural Address, January 21, 1985, Ronald Reagan Address to the Democratic Convention, July 19, 1988, Jesse Jackson Debacle at the Smithsonian Illustrations: Enola Gay Exhibit, National Air and Space Museum Hiroshima, August, 1945 Rap Wars: Hate, Rape, and Rap, Tipper Gore 2 Live Crew, Decoded, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Censored! The Most Banned Books of the 1990s, Herbert N. Foerstel Suggestions for Viewing and listening CHAPTER 12: Trouble in Multicultural America Interpretive Essay: Anatomy of a Rebellion: A Political-Economic Analysis Melvin L. Oliver, James H. Johnson, Jr., and Walter C. Farrell, Jr. Sources: The Los Angeles Rebellion: A Photo Essay Los Angeles Police Officers Train their Guns on a Suspect in South Central Los Angles, 1992 California National Guardsman Stands Watch, 1992 Looters Carry Away Goods, 1992 Private Korean Security Guards Ready for Patrol Duty, 1993 Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez The New, New Immigration Rate of Immigration by Decade, 1821-1990 Immigrants Admitted as Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens, 1970-1990 Immigrants Admitted to the United States by Occupational Group, 1976-1990 Immigrants Admitted by Region of Birth, Selected Years, 1955-1990 Population Growth of Asian and Hispanic Ethnic Groups, 1980-1990 Suggestions for Viewing and Listening CHAPTER 13: The New World Order Interpretive Essay: Temptations of a Superpower, Ronald Steel Sources: Contract with America, Newt Gingrich, Dick Armey, and House Republicans Global Symbols Graphic, Silence=Death/Vote Graphic, George Bush, The Education President The New World Order Comes to America: A Statistical Essay Gross National Product, By Country, 1985-1991 Child Poverty Rates, 1979-1986 Average Earnings of Full-Time Workers, 1992 Poverty Rates of Children, 1992 Average Hourly Earnings of Production Workers, 1980-1993 War in the New World Order Illustrations: Suggestions for Viewing and Listening CHAPTER 14: (Post ) Modern America Interpretive Essay: Post modernism: Roots and Politics, Todd Gitlin Sources: The Architecture of Postmodernism: A Photo Essay Philip Johnson, Admiring a Model of his AT&T Building The Portland Public Services Building, 1983 Interior, Reed Library, State University of New York, Fredonia, 1994 Exterior, Reed Library, 1994 Slacker, Richard Linklater Entertainment Tonight: Modern/Postmodernm Johnny Carson, c. 1970 David Letterman, 1982 Suggestions for Viewing and Listening
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