American Century

ISBN-10: 0765634864
ISBN-13: 9780765634863
Edition: 7th 2014 (Revised)
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Description: The new edition of this classic text for courses on recent U.S. history covers the story of contemporary America from World War II into the second decade of the twenty-first century with new coverage of the Obama presidency and the 2012 elections.  More...

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Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The new edition of this classic text for courses on recent U.S. history covers the story of contemporary America from World War II into the second decade of the twenty-first century with new coverage of the Obama presidency and the 2012 elections. Written by three highly respected scholars, the book seamlessly blends political, social, cultural, intellectual, and economic themes into an authoritative and readable account of our increasingly complex national story. The seventh edition retains its affordability and conciseness while continuing to add the most recent scholarship. Each chapter contains a special feature section devoted to cultural topics including the arts and architecture, sports and recreation, technology and education. Enhancing the students' learning experience is the addition of web links to each of these features to provide complementary visual study tools. These links become live, and the illustrations appear in full color, in the ebook edition.

Nancy Woloch teaches history at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her books include "Women and the American Experience" and "Muller v. Oregon: A Brief History with Documents".

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Preface
1941-1947: War and Peace
Images of War
The War Economy
Womanpower on the Home Front
Fighting Inflation
Dr. New Deal Meets Dr. Win-the-War
Civil Rights and the South
Cultural Pluralism and Civil Liberties
Labor and Politics
War and Social Change
Martha Graham and Modern Dance
Truman's Troubles: The Politics of Inflation
1941-1947: One World Into Two
Churchill and Stalin Versus Roosevelt
One World, or Gullible's Travels
1943-Turning of the Tide
One World Becomes Two: Yalta and Afterward
The Holocaust
Truman
Stalin
Potsdam: The Turn in American Policy
China: Another Revolution Amid the Cold War
Margaret Bourke-White and Photojournalism
The Bomb
Back to the 1920s
New Science-New Dangers
Crises in the Mediterranean-And at Home
"Scaring Hell" Out of the American People
Avoiding the 1930s: The Marshall Plan
1947-1952: The America of the Cold War
The Physique of a Superpower: The American Economy
Crisis Diplomacy: 1947-1948
Dr. Kinsey and Sex Research
Stalin's Response: The Berlin Blockade
Cold War Politics: The 1948 Election
The Fair Deal: Civil Rights
NATO: Multipurpose Militarism
The Bursting of the Bubble: 1949-1950
Korea: June 1950
Changing "Containment" to "Liberation": The United States on the Offensive
Truman and MacArthur
Limited War at Home
Civil Liberties Under Siege
McCarthyism
1952-1957: Eisenhower and the American Consensus
The Suburban Society
Domestic Ideals in Postwar America
The Mood of the 1950s
Republicans on the Potomac
The Waning of McCarthyism
Desegregation and the South
Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation
Acheson to Dulles
Crises ma Third Camp: Iran, Guatemala, and Southeast Asia
The Turn: Suez and Hungary, 1956
1957-1963: New Frontiers at Home and Abroad
After Suez: Europe
After Suez: Newly Emerging Areas
The Good Neighbor and a Changing Neighborhood
The Eisenhower Legacy and the New Frontier
John F. Kennedy
Congress and the New Frontier
David Smith: The Machine Shop and Sculpture
The New Economics
Kennedy and Civil Rights
The Worldwide New Frontier
ICBMs and Green Berets
The New Frontier Contained: 1961-1962
The Brink: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Vietnam
The New Frontier in Vietnam: 1961-1963
1963-1968: The Great Society and Vietnam
The 1964 Election
Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society
The Warren Court: Judicial Activism
Origins of the New Feminism
Black Power and Urban Riots
The Global Background to Vietnam
Latin America and Africa
Vietnam Abroad
Vietnam in the White House
Child Care: Dr. Spock and the Peace Movement
Vietnam at Home
The New Left and the Counterculture
The 1968 Election
1969-1975: The Imperial Presidency and Watergate
The Nixon Foreign Policies
The Nixon Failures: 1970-1971
Racing to the Moon
The Nixon Successes: 1971-1972
Richard Nixon and the New Majority
The "Social Issue" and the Supreme Court
The Impact of the Women's Movement
Native Americans and Wounded Knee II
The Election of 1972
Watergate and the Presidency
Football and Politics
The Loss of Civil Liberties
Impeachment: The Presidency from Nixon to Ford
Henry Kissinger: Foreign Policy from Nixon to Ford
1976-1984: New Directions
Jimmy Carter and the "New Realities"
Carter's Foreign Policy: Confusion …
… to Cold War
Political Evangelicalism and the Moral Majority
The Reagan Redirection
The Poor and the Yuppies
Affirmative Action and Undocumented Aliens: Dilemmas of Race and Ethnicity
The Computer Revolution After Four Centuries of Evolution
The Feminization of Poverty, the ERA, and the Gender Gap
New Directions in U.S. Foreign Policy, or The Great Debate over the Use of Force
Central America
Negotiating with the "Evil Empire"
The 1984 Election
1985-1992: The End of the Cold War
The Roaring Eighties
Americans and the Emerging World: The Reagan Doctrine to Iranamok
The Court and the Constitution: Bork and the Bicentennial
Earth Day and the Environment
The Fitness Craze
Women, the Workplace, and the Family
ADDS, Drugs, and Privacy
Bush Versus Dukakis: 1988
Culture Wars and the Bush Administration
The End of the "Evil Empire"-and of the Cold War
The Persian Gulf War
To the End of the Century
1993-2000: The Road to the Twenty-First Century
"A Different Kind of Democrat": The Media and the Election of 1992
The World of Multinationals-and Militias
The New Immigration and Its Impact
Basketball: From Naismith to Nike
Bill Clinton and the End of Liberalism
Clinton's Foreign Policies: Reverses …
… to Victories
Gender, Law, and Politics
The Election of 1996
Clinton's Second Term
Clinton in a Fragmenting World
9/11: Causes and Consequences
The Supreme Court Chooses a President
9/11 and the Invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq: 2001-2004
The Constitution, the Court, and Domestic Terrorism
Bush Reelected: 2004
Economic Inequality
The 300 Millionth American
Transforming the Supreme Court
The Growing Crisis Over Global Warming
The "Last Throes" of Terrorism? U.S. Foreign Policy Since 2003
Conclusion: The World After 9/11
2007-2012: Obama-"America Is a Place Where All Things Are Possible" (Sometimes)
The Great Recession, 2007-?
The Great Recession: An End to an American Dream
Obama Wins the Election of 2008
A "New Deal"?: Barack Obama's Domestic Policies
The Roberts Court
Women in Ascent
School Wars
The World as a Pool Table
The "Arab Spring"-and Some Implications
The 2012 Elections: Obama, Romney-and "Sandy"
Guide to Further Reading
Index
About the Authors

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