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Modern America : a documentary history of the nation since 1945

Author: Gary Donaldson
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This primary source reader assembles key documents and firsthand accounts that are emblematic of American life from the end of World War II to the present. Designed to complement a core text for a typical post-1945 U.S. history course, the book offers conciseness and selectivity with balanced coverage of domestic and foreign, societal and cultural issues grouped together chronologically. The readings afford students  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Donaldson
ISBN: 9780765615374 0765615371 9780765615381 076561538X
OCLC Number: 70659972
Description: xiv, 346 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
xiii --
1. Origins of the Cold War. --
2. Postwar Political Trends. --
3. Origins of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. --
4. The Eisenhower Administration's "New Look" Foreign Policy. --
5. The Fifties Lifestyles. --
6. The Cold War Heats Up During the Kennedy Administration. --
7. Lyndon Johnson's War. --
8. Sixties Society and Culture. --
9. Political Trends on the Left and the Right. --
10. Civil Rights Victories and Divisions. --
Polarization and Protest. --
12. Nixon and the End of U.S. Involvement in Indochina. --
13. The Environmental and Consumer Movements. --
14. The Tragedy of Watergate. --
15. Feminism and American Society. --
16. The Emergence of Ronald Reagan and the New Right. --
17. The Reagan Foreign Policy and a New Soviet Confrontation. --
18. More Culture Wars. --
19. Bill Clinton's America and the Impeachment of a President. --
20. The Election of George W. Bush, Terrorism, and the Crisis in the Gulf.
Responsibility: Gary Donaldson, editor.
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