American Empire The Rise of a Global Power, the Democratic Revolution at Home, 1945-2000

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ISBN-13: 9780143123491
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List price: $21.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386

A landmark history of postwar America and the second volume in the Penguin History of the United States series In this momentous work, acclaimed labor historian Joshua B. Freeman presents an epic portrait of the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century, revealing a nation galvanized by change even as conflict seethed within its borders. Beginning in 1945, he charts the astounding rise of the labor movement and its pitched struggle with the bastions of American capitalism in the 1940s and '50s, untangling the complicated threads between the workers’ agenda and that of the civil rights and women’s movements. Through the lens of civil rights, the Cold War struggle, and the labor movement,American Empireteaches us something profound about our past while illuminating the issues that continue to animate American political discourse today.

Eric Foner is a professor of American history at Columbia University.

Introduction
Prologue: E Pluribus Unum
Pax Americana (1945-1953)
Power and Politics
Cold War
Stalemate in Washington
National Security State
The High Tide of Liberal Democracy (1954-1974)
Suburban Nation
"We the Union Army"
"Hour of Maximum Danger"
The Democratic Revolution
Apocalypse Now
Sixties to Seventies, Dreams to Nightmare's
The End of the American Century
The Resurrection of Corporate Capitalism (1975-1989)
The Landscape of Decline
The Politics of Stagnation
The Corporate Revolution
The Reagan Revolution
Cold War Redux
The New World Order (1990-2000)
"I'm Running Out of Demons"
Triangulation
Living Large
Epilogue: America After 9/11
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index

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