History of Our Time Readings on Postwar America

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ISBN-13: 9780199763641
Edition: 8th 2011
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List price: $65.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" 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, the documents include the voices of men and women of African American, European American, Asian American and Latino/a descent.The eighth edition has been considerably revised to update this anthology from 2008. Taking into consideration events of the last four years such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden, the editors have redrawn charts with the most up-to-date census data, revised old articles and added nine new selections including excerpts from Jeremy Varon, David Farber and President Barack Obama. The reorganized table of contents more easily lends itself to classroom discussions and assignments, while students will find the new section five, "Rebellion and Counterculture", enthralling with its enhanced coverage of the United States' long history of revolution. With the broader discussion of rights revolutions of race and ethnicity offered by the new selections, the eighth edition of A History of Our Time gives a clearer, more encompassing view of the United States' collective history.

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
America Becomes a World Power
World War II and the Destruction of the Old Order
The Necessity for Containment (1946)
HUAC Investigates Hollywood (1947)
The Internal Communist Menace (1950)
The Venona Project and Atomic Espionage
A Frightening Message for a Thanksgiving Issue (1958): Editors of Good Housekeeping
President Eisenhower's Farewell Address (1961)
The Cuban Missile Crisis: President Kennedy's Address to the Nation (1962)
The Politics and Culture of the Affluent Society
The Luckiest Generation
Trends in Postwar American Culture and Society
The Myers Move to Levittown
The Port Huron Statement (1962): Students for a Democratic Society
The Sharon Statement (1960): Young Americans for Freedom
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): Supreme Court of the United States
Declaration of Constitutional Principles: The Southern Manifesto (1956): Signed by 101 Members of the U.S. Congress
We Shall Overcome 1965
A Lunch-Counter Sit-in in Jackson, Mississippi (1968)
What We Want, What We Believe (1966)
Chicano!
Proclamation (1969): Indians of All Tribes
The Vietnam War
Peace without Conquest (1965)
We Were Soldiers Once... and Young
March on Washington: The War Must Be Stopped (1965): Students for a Democratic Society
Vietnam Veterans against the War (1971)
Who Fought the War
Letter to the Draftboard (1969)
In Retrospect
The Genuine Lessons of the Vietnam War
Rebellion and Counterculture
Trip without a Ticket (1968): The Diggers
You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows (1969)
Bringing the War Home
New Buffalo: Journals from a Taos Commune (1971)
The Intoxicated State/Illegal Nation
Struggles Over Gender and Sexual Liberation
The Creation of a Feminist Consciousness
Statement of Purpose (1966): The National Organization for Women
No More Miss America (1968): Robin Morgan and New York Radical Women
!Soy Chicana Primero! (1971)
What's Wrong with "Equal Rights" for Women? (1972)
Roe v. Wade (1973)
Gay Is Good (1970)
Sexual Revolution(s)
Age of Uncertainty
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 the Persian Gulf War to Iraq and Afghanistan: Confronting the Post-Cold War World
9/11
The "Axis of Evil" Speech: President Bush's State of the Union Address (2002)
Image of the United States (2005): Pew Global Attitudes Project
"Why the World Is Flat": Interview with Thomas Friedman
Top Ten Reasons to Oppose the World Trade Organization (2004): Global Exchange
The Changing Shape of American Society
A More Perfect Union (2008)
9 Principles, 12 Values (2009): Glenn Beck, The 9.12 Project
Our Gigantic Experiment with Planet Earth
The New Immigration: United States Census Bureau
Great Expectations (2004): Stephanie Coontz
The American People in the Early Twenty-first Century
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