Major Problems in American History Since 1945 Documents and Essays

ISBN-10: 0395868505

ISBN-13: 9780395868508

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: Paula Baker, Robert Griffith, Thomas Paterson

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This text introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essys on important topics in U.S. history. The book asks students to evaluate primary surces, test the interpretations and draw their own conclusions.
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List price: $61.56
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 572
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

World War II and the Origins of Postwar America ESSAYS Thomas G. Paterson,The Origins of the Postwar International System Alan Wolfe,The Roots of Postwar Politics Alan Brinkley,The Legacies of World War II
From World War II to the Cold War: The Atomic Bombing of Japan DOCUMENTS
President Harry S Truman's Advisors Discuss the Atomic Bomb, May 1945
Atomic Scientists Urge an Alternative Course, June 1945
U.S. Science Advisers Endorse Dropping the Bomb, June 1945
Undersecretary of the Navy Ralph Bard Urges Alternatives, June 1945
General Leslie Groves Reports on a Successful Test, July 1945
President Truman Discusses the Bomb at Potsdam, July 1945
The U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey Concludes That the Bomb Was Unnecessary, 1946 ESSAYS Robert James Maddox,The Biggest Decision: Why We Had to Drop the Atomic Bomb Gar Alperovitz,Hiroshima: Historians Reassess
The Cold War Begins DOCUMENTS
President Harry S Truman and His Advisers Debate U.S. Policy Toward the U.S.S.R., April 1945
Russian Premier Joseph Stalin Defends Soviet Policy in Eastern Europe, April 1945
Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace Urges a Conciliatory Approach, July 1946
White House Aide Clark M. Clifford Summarizes the Case for the Hard Line, September 1946
Soviet Ambassador Nikolai Novikov Reports on the U.S. Drive for World Supremacy, September 1946
The Truman Doctrine, March 1947
Undersecretary of State Dean Acheson Calls for Economic Aid to Europe, May 1947
The President's Advisers Urge Military Expansion, April 1950
President Truman and His Advisers Determine the United States' Response to the Invasion of South Korea, June 26, 1950 ESSAYS John Lewis Gaddis,Soviet Unilateralism and the Origins of the Cold War Thomas G. Paterson,An Exaggerated Threat and the Rise of American Globalism
Affluence and Discontent in the 1950s DOCUMENTS
Life Magazine Identifies the New Teen-age Market, 1959
Newsweek Decries the Problem of Dangerous Teens, 1955
U.S. News and World Report Assesses the Peril of Mass Culture and the Evils of Television, 1955
Congress Investigates Homosexuals as Subversives, 1950
Graphic Illustrations of How to Respond to a Nuclear Attack, 1950 ESSAYS Beth Bailey,Rebels Without a Cause: Teenagers in the 1950s Roland Marchand,Visions of Classlessness
John F. Kennedy, the Cuban Revolution, and the Cold War DOCUMENTS
Fidel Castro Denounces U.S. Policy Toward Cuba, 1960
President John F. Kennedy Calls for an Alliance for Progress, 1961
A Board of Inquiry Reports on the Bay of Pigs, 1961
President Kennedy and His Advisers Debate Options in the Missile Crisis, October 16, 1962
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev Appeals to President Kennedy, October 26, 1962
Anastas I. Mikhoyan and Fidel Castro Review the Crisis, November 34, 1962 ESSAYS Thomas G. Paterson,Spinning Out of Control: Kennedy's War Against Cuba and the Missile Crisis Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow,Aftermath
Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and American Liberalism DOCUMENTS
Michael Harrington Describes the "Other America," 1962
President Lyndon B. Johnson Declares War on Poverty, 1964
President Ronald Reagan Warns of the Dangers of the Welfare State, 1964
A Liberal Cartoonist Worries That Johnson Has Abandoned the Great Society, 1965
Two White House Aides Report the Achievements of the Great Society, 1966
Poverty in America, 19591997: A Graphic ESSAYS Ira Katznelson,Was the Great Society a Lost Oppor
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