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The many sides of America : 1945 to the present

Author: Thomas R Frazier
Publisher: Fort Worth : Harcourt Brace College Publishers, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The primary source readings in this book provide students with glimpses into the issues that have dominated postwar American history. They consist of official documents, speeches by public figures, autobiographical recollections, newspaper columns, Supreme Court rulings, and congressional testimony. Each chapter has an introduction that focuses on the historical background of the documents to follow--Pref.
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Frazier
ISBN: 0155020773 9780155020771
OCLC Number: 34064342
Description: xi, 324 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1945-1952: Atomic age begins; United States develops a Cold War ideology; Race relations; Domestic anticommunism --
1953-1962: School desegregation; Foreign policy; Cultural homogeneity; Civil rights; Cuban missile crisis; Organized public school prayer banned; College students mobilize --
1963-1970: Civil rights; War on poverty; Vietnam; Reemergence of feminism; Counterculture; Rise of consumer and environmental protection --
1971-1980: President Nixon's foreign policy; Vietnam crisis continues; Watergate; Gender matters; Camp David accords; Environmental crises --
1981-1990: Origin of the "Reagan doctrine"; Conservative social agenda; Creationism vs. evolutionism, the Arkansas case; Affirmative action; Iran-contra hearings; AIDS crisis; Legalization of drugs, pro and con --
1991-1994: Gulf War; Savings and loan crisis; Sexual harassment goes public; Housing and homelessness; Culture wars; Welfare reform; Elections of 1994.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas R. Frazier.

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The primary source readings in this book provide students with glimpses into the issues that have dominated postwar American history. They consist of official documents, speeches by public figures, autobiographical recollections, newspaper columns, Supreme Court rulings, and congressional testimony. Each chapter has an introduction that focuses on the historical background of the documents to follow--Pref.

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