Quest for Identity America Since 1945

ISBN-10: 0521549973
ISBN-13: 9780521549974
Edition: 2005
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List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Randall Woods addresses the major themes characterizing the American experience from the close of World War II. Woods' accessible analysis of the Cold War and Civil Rights and Women's Rights movements, as well as other great changes that led to major realignments of American life, clarify postwar American history. Although this book emphasizes political history, it also covers cultural matters and socio-economic problems such as the growth of dramatic new patterns of immigration and migration, the development of the "counterculture", television and the internet, the interstate highway system, rock and roll, and the exploration of space.

Edmund S. Phelps is McVickar Professor of Political Economy at Columbia University and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Economics.?Randall B. Woods is John A. Cooper Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas. He is also the author of the widely praised Fulbright: A Biography.

Preface
The Republic in Transition: Demobilization and Reconversion
The Heritage of War
Truman, Demobilization, and Reconversion
To Secure These Rights
Civil Liberties under Siege
The Election of 1948
The Fair Deal
The Origins of the Cold War
Roots of Conflict
The Birth of Containment
The Cold War in Asia
The Second Red Scare
The Heritage of Fear
Staying the Course: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Politics of Moderation
A Changing of the Guard: The Election of 1952
Eisenhower and Modern Republicanism
Farmers, Workers, and the Economy
Redefining Federal Power
Black America and the Struggle for Civil Equality
Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Little Rock
The Civil Rights Act of 1957
Containing Communism and Managing the Military-Industrial Complex: The Eisenhower Administration and the Cold War
John Foster Dulles and "Rollback"
The Bricker Amendment
Containment in Asia: The Formosa Crisis
Brinkmanship and "The New Look"
Vietnam and the Demise of French Colonialism
Offending the Good Neighbor: Eisenhower and Latin America
The Suez Crisis
The Election of 1956
Soviet-American Relations and the Nuclear Arms Race
Capitalism and Conformity: American Society, 1945-1960
Postwar Economic Boom
Conformity and Materialism
A Homogeneous Religion
Poverty in America
The Beat Generation
Intellectual and Artistic Life
Liberalism Reborn: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and the Politics of Activism
Liberalism Transformed
The Election of 1960
The New Frontier
The Second Reconstruction
The Death of a President
Taking the Stage
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Crusade for Economic Opportunity
The Election of 1964
The Great Society
From Conservationism to Environmentalism
Shooting for the Stars
The Wages of Globalism: Foreign Affairs During the Kennedy-Johnson Era
A Call to Arms: JFK and the Cold War
The Cuban Revolution and the Bay of Pigs
The Cuban Missile Crisis
A Thaw in Soviet-American Relations
The Congo
Vietnam: Staying the Course
The Domino Theory Ascendent: LBJ and Vietnam
Revolt at Home
Managing the Cold War: The Rest of the World
Cracks in the Alliance
The Middle East Cauldron: The 1967 War
The Dividing of America: Vietnam, Black Power, the Counterculture, and the Election of 1968
Black Power: The Radicalization of the Civil Rights Movement
The New Left
Student Protest and Vietnam
The Counterculture
Vietnam: A Bloody Stalemate
Tet
The Pueblo Incident
Turning Point: The Election of 1968
Realpolitik or Imperialism? Nixon, Kissinger, and American Foreign Policy
The New Realism
Vietnam: "The Will to Win"
"Balance of Terror": The U.S., USSR, and the Arms Race
Vietnamization
Congress and the "End the War" Movement
The Unravelling of the Vietnam Consensus
The Politics of Diplomacy
Detente, Linkage, and Soviet-American Relations
Denouement in Vietnam
Containing Latin America: Nixon and Chile
The Yom Kippur War
The Limits of Expediency: Richard M. Nixon and the American Presidency
Playing to the Silent Majority: Nixon's Domestic Policies
Watergate: The Constitution under Siege
From Confidence to Anxiety: American Society, 1960-1980
An Economy in Transition
The Rebellious Generation
Women's Liberation
Gay Liberation
The Chicano Movement
Native Americans
The Culture of Poverty
Public Education under Fire
Fundamentalism versus Ecumenicalism: Religion in Modern America
The Mainstreaming of Environmentalism
Television and the Homogenization of America
Music: From "Folk" to "Rock" and Beyond
High Culture
Literature and American Society
Governing in a Malaise: The Presidencies of Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter
The Interim President
Unfunded Liberalism: The Carter Presidency and Domestic Affairs
Human Rights and a Hard Line: The Carter Presidency and Foreign Affairs
The Carter Malaise
The Culture of Narcissism: The Reagan Era
The Emergence of the New Right
The "Me Decade"
Ronald Reagan
Supply-Side Economics
From Social Security to the Environment
Spending the Way to Victory: Reagan and the Cold War
Sandinistas and Contras: Central America and the Cold War
Disaster in Lebanon
The "Great Communicator"
The Election of 1984
Four More Years
The "Culture of Greed"
Terrorism as an Issue
The Iran-Contra Affair
Battling the "Evil Empire"
Glasnost and Perestroika
Reagan the Conservative
The Paradox of America
Laissez-Faire in Education
Popular Culture
A Penchant for Hypocrisy
The AIDS Epidemic
In Search of Balance: America into the Twenty-First Century
Brave New Conservatism: The Presidency of George H. W. Bush
"It's the Economy, Stupid": The Election of 1992
America the Diverse
The Female Dilemma
The Culture Wars
The Presidency of William Jefferson Clinton
Clinton Abroad: Foreign Affairs in the 90s
Revolt of the Middle Class
Four More Years
Impeachment
Election 2000
9/11 and the War on Terror

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