History of Our Time Readings on Postwar America

ISBN-10: 0195151054
ISBN-13: 9780195151053
Edition: 6th 2003 (Revised)
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Description: This comprehensive anthology presents cogent, provocative articles from differing political perspectives on major issues in postwar America. In addition to articles by leading historians, the editors have assembled first-person accounts of various  More...

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List price: $42.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

This comprehensive anthology presents cogent, provocative articles from differing political perspectives on major issues in postwar America. In addition to articles by leading historians, the editors have assembled first-person accounts of various issues by those who have contributed to the shaping of America's rich history. The sixth edition has been extensively revised to incorporate new documents and the most up-to date articles, including articles concerning such recent eventsas the September 11th attacks.

David Farber is the author/editor of three books on the sixties including The Age of Great Dreamsand Chicago '68.A professor of history at the University of New Mexico, he has been described by Alan Brinkley as the leading scholar in the field.Beth Bailey is the author of three books, including Sex in the Heartland-- described by Carolyn See in the Washington Postas "a treasury of useful information" -- and From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America.She is an associate professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Preface
The Cold War Abroad and at Home
The Cold War Begins
The Necessity for Containment (1946)
The Truman Doctrine (1947)
NSC-68: A Report to the National Security Council (1950)
HUAC Investigates Hollywood (1947)
The Internal Communist Menace (1950)
The Venona Project and Atomic Espionage
The Politics of the Affluent Society
Visions of Classlessness, Quests for Dominion
A Revisionist View of Eisenhower
Inaugural Address (1961)
"The Great Society": Remarks at the University of Michigan (1964)
Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism
Civil Rights and Racial Justice
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
Declaration of Constitutional Principles: The Southern Manifesto (1956)
So Much History, So Much Future: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Second Coming of America
A Lunch-Counter Sit-In in Jackson, Mississippi (1968)
From Protest to Politics (1965)
What We Want, What We Believe, (1966)
Chicano!
Proclamation (1969)
Struggles Over Gender and Sexual Liberation
The Creation of a Feminist Consciousness
No More Miss America (1968)
Soy Chicana Primero (1971)
What's Wrong with "Equal Rights" for Women? (1972)
Roe v. Wade (1973)
Gay Is Good (1970)
Sexual Revolution(s)
The Vietnam War
We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young
March on Washington: The War Must Be Stopped (1965)
"Dump Johnson"
Vietnam Veterans against the War (1971)
Letter to the Draftboard (1969)
In Retrospect
The Genuine Lessons of the Vietnam War
Years of Polarization
The Port Huron Statement (1962)
The Sharon Statement (1960)
Counterculture
You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows (1969)
The Forgotten American (1969)
Watergate
An Era of Transformation
How the Seventies Changed America
The Religious Right and the New Republican Party
"The Second American Revolution" (1985)
Reganomics in Retrospect
We, the American Foreign Born (1993)
The Clinton Impeachment Inquiry and Trial (1998-1999)
Supreme Injustice
Facing the New Millennium
The New Economy Index and America's Metropolitan Areas
A Racialist's Census
Our Gigantic Experiment with Planet Earth
From the Persian Gulf War to 9/11/2001: Confronting a New World Order
In the Ruins of the Future: Reflections on Terror and Loss in the Shadow of September (2001)
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