American Paradox A History of the United States since 1945

ISBN-10: 0618150145
ISBN-13: 9780618150144
Edition: 2003
Authors: Steven M. Gillon
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List price: $83.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 11/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 493
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

This reader for courses in recent American history emphasizes political participation and popular culture. Its main theme is the relationship of Americans to their governmentfor example, how Americans as a people remain skeptical of big government even as they expect it to facilitate large programs such as Social Security. Unlike most postwar American history books that are presented in one volume and tend to emphasize the 1950s and 60s, The American Paradox comes in a complete version and a version that covers U.S. history since 1968, providing full coverage and analysis of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s.

Steven M. Gillon is author of Politics and Vision: The ADA and American Liberalism, 1947-85.

Preliminary Contents
The Specter of Appeasement: The Cold War, 1945–1949 Roots of the Cold War Harry Truman Takes Charge
The Fall of the Iron Curtain Containing Communism: The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan Mounting Tensions, Precarious Solutions Debating Containment
Selected Readings Primary Documents: George Kennan, The Sources of Soviet Conduct Harry Truman, The Truman Doctrine
In the Shadow of FDR From War to Peace
The Rise of Harry Truman Truman and the Divided Democrats
The 1948 Election Trying for a Fair Deal
The Vital Center Selected Readings Primary Documents
The Cold War Heats Up
The Cold War in Asia The Korean War: From Invasion to Stalemate Truman-MacArthur and the Trials of Containment Consequences of Korea
The Politics of Fear Cold War Popular Culture
Selected Readings Primary Documents: National Security Council, "NSC-68"
The Consumer Society, 1945–1960
The "Baby Boom" and the Rise of Mass Consumption
The Rise of the Suburbs
The Changing World of Work Shaping National Culture: The Shared Images of Television
The Car Culture Teenagers and the Rise of Rock and Roll Mass Culture and Its Critics
Selected Readings Primary Documents: Billy Graham, "America's Greatest Sin" Life magazine, "The New Teen Market" U.S. News and World Report, "Perils of Mass Culture"
The Politics of Moderation, 1951–1960
The Election of 1952 Dynamic Conservatism at Home Taking on McCarthy
The 1956 Presidential Campaign
The "New Look" Abroad
The Rhetoric and Reality of Liberation
The Threat of Third-World Nationalism Eisenhower and Vietnam
Selected Readings Primary Documents: Richard Nixon, The Checkers Speech
American Ideals and Social Realities, 1952–1960 Intellectuals and the Celebration of Consensus
The New Poverty Women During the 1950s
The Struggle for Black Equality
The Montgomery Bus Boycott Civic Nationalism/ Cultural Pluralism
The Quest for National Purpose, 1957-1960 Political and Economic Uncertainties Kennedy and the 1960 Presidential Election
Selected Readings Primary Documents
The Problem That Has No Name
The Kennedy Presidency 1961–1963 JFK andthe New Frontier JFK and Civil Rights From Birmingham to Montgomery New Frontiers Abroad
The Bay of Pigs Kennedy and Khrushchev
The Cuban Missile Crisis
The Life of Kennedy's Death Selected Readings Primary Documents: SNCC "Statement of Purpose, 1960"
The Rise and Fall of the Great Society, 1963–1967 Lyndon Johnson Takes Charge
The The War on Poverty
The Conservative Revival
The 1964 Election
The Great Society Johnson and Civil Rights
The Reforms of the Warren Court"We Shall Overcome"
The Watts Rebellion King in Chicago Black Power Youth Culture
The New Left
Selected Readings Primary Documents: YAF
The Sharon Statement Barry Goldwater, Acceptance Speech, 1964
The Black Revolution To the Women of the Left
"Into the Big Muddy": America in Vietnam, 1945–1967
The First Fateful Steps JFK and Vietnam Vietnam: The Decision to Escalate America's War
The Soldier's War
Selected Readings Primary Documents
The Domino Theory Diem to JFK, 1961; JFK to Diem, 1961
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 1964
Richard Nixon and the New Republican Majority, 1969–1974
The Rise of the Middle Americans
The Rise of Richard Nixon Vietnam: The War at Home and Abroad Mobilizing the "Silent Majority"
The Cambodian Incursion Peace With Honor? Nixon, Kissinger, and the World
The Limits of Realism Playing the Race Card
The 1972 Presidential Campaign Watergate and the Downfall of Richard Nixon
Selected Readings Primary Documents
The Clash of Cultures, 1969–1980
The Me Decade
The Flowering of 1960s Culture African Americans: Progress and Poverty
The New Cultural Pluralism
The Modern Gay-Rights Movement
The Women's Movement Saving the Environment
The Conservative Response Cultural Crosscurrents
The Battle over the Equal Rights Amendment Busing Anita Bryant and the Struggle for Gay Rights
Selected Readings Primary Documents
The Grape Boycott
A Radical Manifesto, 1969
The Power of the Positive Woman
America's Crisis of Confidence, 1974–1980
Watergate Legacies: The Diffusion of Power
The Politics of Austerity
A Time to Heal: The Brief Presidency of Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter and the New Democrats
The Democrats' Discontent1979: The Year of Crisis
The 1980 Presidential Campaign
Selected Readings Primary Documents
The Reagan Presidency, 1981–1989
The Style and Substance of Ronald Reagan
The Reagan Agenda Attacking the Liberal State Reagan Justice
The 1984 Presidential Campaign Reagan and the Cold War
The New Arms Race
The Cold War in Central America
The Threat of International Terrorism
The Reagan Legacy Selected Readings Primary Documents
Democratic Convention Speech Oliver North, Iran-Contra Testimony
The Culture Wars, 1980–1992
The Politics of Family Values Abortion AIDS and the Struggle for Gay Rights Black, Brown, and Yellow
The Backlash Against Multiculturalism
Selected Readings Primary Documents
The Triumph of Consumerism, 1980–1992
The Money Culture The MTV Generation
The Hourglass Society American Apartheid
Selected Readings Primary Documents
The End of the Cold War, 1988–1992
The Search for Reagan's Successor 1989: The Year of Miracles
The New World Order War with Iraq Problems on the Homefront
The Anita Hill- Clarence Thomas Hearings
The 1992 Presidential Campaign
Selected Readings Primary Documents: Congress Debates War or Peace with Iraq
The Clinton Presidency, 1993–2001
The Clinton Agenda Moving to the Center Winning a Second Term: The 1996 campaign
The New Internationalism Trouble Spots: Iraq and Yugoslavia Impeachment
The Clinton Legacy Selected Readings Primary Documents: The Contract with America, 1994
The Prosperous Nineties
The Computer Revolution and the Information Society
The Birth of the World Wide Web Wall Street BoomGlobalization and Its Discontents From Wall Street to Main Street
The Politics of Prosperity Sex, Violence, and the Culture Wars Hip-Hop Nation Race and American Justice
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