Time of Paradox America from the Cold War to the Third Millennium, 1945-Present

ISBN-10: 0742533794

ISBN-13: 9780742533790

Edition: 2007

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In this lively and provocative introduction, historian Glen Jeansonne explores the people events that shaped America in the 20th century. Comprehensive in scope, A Time of Paradox analyzes the political, diplomatic, social and cultural developments of the last century while focusing on the diverse and sometimes contradictory human experiences that characterized this dynamic period in American history.
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List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Prologue to a time of paradox : America from the Cold War to the third millennium, 1945-present
An era of uncertainty, 1945-1968
The fair deal and the Cold War, 1945-1952
Jackie Robinson : champion
Peace and peril, 1953-1960
The affluent society
Cultural dissent
Charles Van Doren : the man for the role
Janis Joplin : a turbulent life for turbulent times
New frontiers, new anxieties at home, 1961-1968
Foreign anxieties, 1961-1968
An era of diversity, since 1969
The Nixon years, 1969-1974
Healing and Malaise : the Ford and Carter administrations
Barbara Jordan : a voice that commands respect
The Reagan rebellion
A culture of diversity
Madonna : material girl in a material age
"Can we all get along?" : the soul of the nation
Cesar Chavez : organizing the poor
From George Bush to George W. Bush
Postlude : the presidency of George W. Bush
Epilogue : a time of paradox
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