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The 1970s : a new global history from civil rights to economic inequality

Author: Thomas Borstelmann
Publisher: Princton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012
Series: America in the world
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1970s is an iconic decade when the cultural left and economic right came to the fore in American society and the world at large. This title demonstrates how the 1970s increased social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
1970s.
Princton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011007790
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Borstelmann
ISBN: 9780691141565 0691141568 9781400839704 140083970X
OCLC Number: 907618922
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 401 p.) illustrations
Contents: Crosscurrents of crisis in 1970s America : trouble abroad, corruption at home, conservatism and the distrust of government, economic insecurity, turning inward --
The rising tide of equality and democratic reform : women in the public sphere, women in the private sphere, the many frontiers of equality, political reform, resistance --
The spread of market values : a sea change of principles, the economy goes south, globalization's gathering speed, from citizenship to deregulation, market solutions for every problem, a freer market, a coarser culture --
The retreat of empires and the global advance of the market : the emergence of human rights, European empires and Southern Africa, the Soviet Empire, the American empire, the Israeli exception, the retreat of the state, China and the hollowing out of socialism --
Resistance to the new hyper-individualism : the environmentalist challenge, religious resurgence at home, religious resurgence in Israel, religious resurgence in the Muslim world, Jimmy Carter as a man of his times --
More and less equal since the 1970s : evidence to the contrary, inclusiveness ascending, markets persisting, unrestrained consumption, inequality rising
Series Title: America in the world
Other Titles: Nineteen seventies
Responsibility: Thomas Borstelmann

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