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Taking sides. Clashing views in United States history since 1945

Author: Larry Madaras
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, [2008] ©2008
Series: Taking sides.; McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third edition
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This volume presents current controversies that surround United States history since 1945 in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. The issues in this book are arranged in chronological order and can be easily incorporated into any American history survey course. Each issue has an issue introduction, which sets the stage for the debate that follows in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Madaras
ISBN: 9780073515199 0073515191
OCLC Number: 154775690
Description: xx, 492 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Unit 1. American high: 1945-1962 --
Was it necessary to drop the atomic bomb to end World War II? --
Was President Truman responsible for the Cold War? --
Did communism threaten America's internal security after World War II? --
Should President Truman have fired General MacArthur? --
Was rock and roll responsible for dismantling America's traditional family, sexual, and racial customs in the 1950s and 1960s? --
Was President Kennedy responsible for the Cuban missile crisis? Unit 2. From liberation through Watergate: 1963-1974 --
Did Lee Harvey Oswald kill President Kennedy by himself? --
Was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s leadership essential to the success of the Civil Rights revolution? --
Did the great society fail? --
Was the Americanization of the war in Vietnam inevitable? --
Has the women's movement of the 1970s failed to liberate American women? --
Was Richard Nixon America's last liberal president? --
Unit 3. Postindustrial America and the end of the Cold War: 1974-2007 --
Did President Reagan win the Cold War? --
Were the 1980s a decade of affluence for the middle class? --
Is George W. Bush the worst president in American history? --
Should America remain a nation of immigrants? --
Is the environmental crisis "An Inconvenient Truth"?
Series Title: Taking sides.; McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Other Titles: Clashing views in United States history since 1945
United States history since 1945
Responsibility: selected, edited, and with introductions by Larry Madaras.
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