History of Our Time Readings on Postwar America

ISBN-10: 0195320360
ISBN-13: 9780195320367
Edition: 7th 2008 (Revised)
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Description: This popular and comprehensive anthology presents cogent, provocative articles from differing political perspectives on major issues in postwar America. In addition to selections by leading historians, the editors have assembled first-person  More...

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List price: $49.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

This popular and comprehensive anthology presents cogent, provocative articles from differing political perspectives on major issues in postwar America. In addition to selections 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, including Bill Clinton, Joseph McCarthy, Anne Moody, Robin Morgan, and Phyllis Schlafly. Providing a balance of diverse political viewpoints, thedocuments include the voices of men and women of African American, European American, Asian American, and Latino/as descent.The seventh edition of A History of Our Time has been extensively revised to incorporate new documents and the most up-to-date articles, which examine such contemporary issues as the Iraq war, political polarization, the new economy, marriage, and the red state/blue state divide. The editors have also added and deleted articles on earlier events in response to changing historiographical trends. New documents cover a broader range of history, addressing not only political issues, butalso social, economic, and technological concerns. With lively and enlightening introductions to each section and headnotes that provide a context for the articles, A History of Our Time helps students make sense of the past sixty years of America's sometimes tumultuous but always fascinatinghistory.

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
American Becomes a World Power
World War II and the Destruction of the Old Order
The Necessity for Containment (1946)
The Cuban Missile Crisis: President Kennedy''s Address to the Nation (1962)
President Eisenhower''s Farewell Address (1961)
Editors of Good Housekeeping, A Frightening Message for a Thanksgiving Issue (1958)
HUAC Investigates Hollywood (1947)
The Internal Communist Menace (1950)
The Venona Project and Atomic Espionage
The Politics and Culture of The Affluent Society
The Luckiest Generation
Trends in Postwar American Culture and Society
The Myers Move to Levittown
Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement (1962)
Young Americans for Freedom, The Sharon Statement (1960)
Inaugural Address (1961)
"The Great Society": Remarks at the University of Michigan (1964)
Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism
Civil Rights and Racial Justice
Supreme Court of the United States, Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
Declaration of Constitutional Principles: The Southern Manifesto (1956)
A Lunch-Counter Sit-In in Jackson, Mississippi (1968)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Voice of Radical Courage and Love
From Protest to Politics (1965)
What We Want, What We Believe (1966)
Chicano!
Indians of All Tribes, Proclamation (1969)
Struggles Over Gender and Sexual Liberation
The Creation of a Feminist Consciousness
National Organization for Women, Statement of Purpose (1966)
Robin Morgan and New York Radical Women, 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 Warlt
We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young
Students for a Democratic Society, 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
Confrontations and New Limits
The Diggers, Trip without a Ticket (1968)
You Don''t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows (1969)
The Forgotten American (1969)
Watergate
Taken Hostage
The "Crisis of Confidence" Speech: President Carter''s Address to the Nation (1979)
Misery Index
A New Era of Conservatism
The Politics of Anger, 1963-1968
Piety and Property: Conservatism and Right-Wing Movements in the Twentieth Century
The Religious Right and the New Republican Party
America''s Right Turn
"The Second American Revolution": President Reagan''s State of the Union Address (1985)
The Republican Contract with America (1994)
The United States and The World in The Post-Cold War Era
From Gulf War I to Gulf War II: Confronting the Post-Cold War World
Peter Coates and Vincent Vok, 9/11
"Axis of Evil" Speech: President Bush''s State of the Union Address (2002)
An Open Letter to George W. Bush (2004)
The 9/11 Commission, Final Report on 9/11 Commission Recommendations (2005)
Pew Global Attitudes Project, Image of the United States (2005)
"Why the World Is Flat": Interview with Thomas Friedman
Global Exchange, Top Ten Reasons to Oppose the World Trade Organization (2004)
The Changing Shape of American Society
Our Gigantic Experiment with Planet Earth
United States Census Bur

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