Making of Modern America The Nation from 1945 to the Present

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List price: $32.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 9.00" wide x 6.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Gary A. Donaldson nbsp;is the Keller Foundation Chair in American History at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. He is the author of numerous books on American political and diplomatic history.nbsp;

Preface
Postwar Adjustments
Enter Harry Truman, the "Little Man from Missouri"
The Postwar Economy and Its Impact
The American Family
The Changing Place of Women
Truman, the Economy, and Organized Labor
Origins of the Modern Civil Rights Movement
Truman, the Eightieth Congress, and the Election of 1948
The Fair Deal and Truman's Second Term
Conclusion
Reading: A. Philip Randolph
The Early Cold War
Yalta and the End of the War
Harry Truman and the Growth of Conflict
The Architects of Containment
Berlin Crisis and NATO
Cold War in Asia and the Origins of the Korea Conflict
NSC-68 and the Redirection of American Foreign Policy
The Cold War Comes Home
Korea, "The Forgotten War"
The 1952 Campaign and the End of an Era
Conclusion
Reading: Truman and Israel
Affluence and Anxiety: America in the 1950s
The Family
It Was All on TV
Cinema in the Fifties
Cool Culture
The Beats
Advances in Medical and Biological Science
Literary Genres
Drama and Theater
The New American Religion
Conclusion
Reading: A Little Bit of Rock 'n' Roll
The Eisenhower Presidency
Eisenhower and Domestic Policy
A "New Look" at Foreign Policy
Covert Operations in Iran and Guatemala
The Suez Crisis and America's Postwar Involvement in the Middle East
The Hungarian Crisis
Early Involvement in Southeast Asia
Problems in Cuba
McCarthyism, Anti-Communist Hysteria, and Conformity at Home
Second Reconstruction: Civil Rights in the Fifties
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
Montgomery and King
Little Rock
The Politics of Civil Rights and the Civil Rights Act of 1957
Conclusion
Reading: Sputnik and the Space Race
Kennedy at Home and Abroad
Election of 1960
The Best and the Brightest
The New Frontier
The Second Reconstruction-Continued
Freedom Rides
Birmingham/Bombingham
A Most Dangerous Time
Cuba and the Bay of Pigs
Berlin and the Wall
The Cuban Missile Crisis
JFK and Vietnam
Tragedy in Dallas
Conclusion
Reading: Lee Harvey Oswald
"We Shall Continue"
Lyndon Johnson and the Kennedy Legacy
The Election of 1964 and the Liberal Mandate
Great Society
The Second Reconstruction-Continued
Freedom Summer
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Selma and Voting Rights
Lyndon Johnson's War
Conclusion
Reading: Lyndon Johnson, "Promises to Keep," Johns Hopkins University Speech, April 7, 1965
The Nation in the 1960s
Youth Culture: From Birth to Fad
The Americanization of the War
The Antiwar Movement and the New Left
I Will Not Accept: The Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson
The 1968 Campaign
Black Power and the Radicalization of the Civil Rights Movement
Urban Riots
Backlash
A Call for Social Change and Recognition
The New American Feminism
On "The Pill"
Conclusion
Reading: Space, The Final Frontier
Out of the 1960s and into the 1970s: The Agony of Change
Nixon in the White House
Nixon Looks at the World
The Legacy of Vietnam
D�tente
Nixon and China
Watergate and the Resignation of a President
Conclusion
Reading: A Golden Age: Sports from the Mid-1960s to the Mid-1970s
America in the 1970s: The Post-Watergate Years
Taking Stock: A Statistical Analysis
The Accession of Gerald Ford
Politics, War, and the Oil Shock
Rise of the Computer
Foreign Affairs under Ford
The New Environmentalism
Election of 1976
The Carter Presidency: The Domestic Front
The Carter Presidency: Foreign Affairs
Debacle in the Middle East
Presidential Campaign of 1980
Conclusion
Reading: Jonestown
The Reagan Years
Reagan the Man
Reaganomics
The New Cold War
Central America
Reagan in the Middle East-and Lebanon
SDI and U.S.-Soviet Relations
Culture and Society of the 1980s and the Rise of the Religious Right
War on Drugs
AIDS, "The Gay Epidemic"
Education in the Reagan Years
The "Me" Generation and the Culture of Narcissism
Reagan in His Second Administration
Iran-Contra
The Eighties Character
The 1988 Campaign
Conclusion
Reading: Ronald Reagan's Farewell Address, January 11, 1989
The Kinder, Gender Conservatism of George H. W. Bush
The First President Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty
Bush and the World
The Collapse of the Soviet Union
The First Gulf War
America at Home
The Continued AIDS Crisis
The Environment and George Bush
The New Court
The New Diversity
A Divided Black America
Campaign
Conclusion
Reading: America's New Feminism
Bill Clinton's America
Partisanship Reborn
An Economic Focus Out of the Box
HealthCare
The "New Clinton"
Republican Ascension
The Go-Go 1990s
Foreign Policy in the Clinton Administration
Terrorism, Foreign and Domestic
The 1996 Campaign and More Moderation
Kosovo
Scandal and "Monicagate"
Bush versus Gore: Election of 2000
Conclusion
Reading: O.J.
America After the New Millennium
African Americans in the New Century
Affirmative Action
Immigration and Multiculturalism
The Abortion Debate
Gay Rights
Stem Cell Research, Intelligent Design, and Terry Schiavo
The Graying of America
The Environment and Global Warming
The New Economy
The Origins of the Internet and the Computer Culture
Medical Science: The Human Genome Project
Conclusion
Reading: Bill Gates
The Second Bush and Obama: From the War on Terrorism to the Audacity of Hope
George W. Bush
The War on Terror
The End of the Boom Economy
The 2004 Election
The Growing Problems in Iraq
The New Nuclear Threat
Disaster at Home
A Statistician's View
The New Politics
The Great Recession
Obama in Office
Conclusion
Reading: Condoleezza Rice
Selected Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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