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America transformed : sixty years of revolutionary change, 1941-2001

Author: Richard M Abrams
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examining the period 1941 2001, during which time the character of American life changed rapidly."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Abrams
ISBN: 0521862469 9780521862462
OCLC Number: 64208230
Description: xix, 345 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "The American century" --
Before the revolutions --
The challenge of power --
The inflation of moral possibilities --
The generational chasm --
Affluence --
From isolation to international hegemonic power --
The rise of the military in American society --
The reorganization of American business --
The revolution in racial relations --
The revolution in gender-based roles --
Revolution in sexual behavior --
The demise of privacy --
Liberalism: ascension and declension --
The liberal democratic coalition --
The failure syndrome --
The rise of the new left and the birth of neoconservatism --
Right-wing ascendancy --
The Reagan revolution --
Summary --
"The new American century."
Responsibility: Richard M. Abrams.
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This 2006 book examines the period 1941-2001 during which time the character of American life changed rapidly, culminating in the shattering of the liberal Democratic coalition. Revolutions in the  Read more...

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'This spirited book synthesizes the scholarly wisdom of a lifetime. The provocative result nicely captures the major changes in American life over the course of the last sixty years.' Edward D. Read more...

 
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