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Companion to Post-1945 America

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ISBN-10: 1405149841

ISBN-13: 9781405149846

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jean-Christophe Agnew, Roy Rosenzweig, Patrick Allitt, Beth Bailey, Alan Brinkley

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A Companion to Post-1945 America is an original collection of 34 essays by key scholars on the history and historiography of Post-1945 America. Covers society and culture, people and movements, politics and foreign policy. Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic. Includes book review section on essential readings.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 604
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

List of Illustrations
About the Contributors
Society and Culture
Family and Demography in Postwar America: A Hazard of New Fortunes?
The Power of Place: Race, Political Economy, and Identity in the Postwar Metropolis
American Religion Since 1945
Time Out: Leisure and Tourism
Mass Media: From 1945 to the Present
What the Traffic Bares: Popular Music "Back in the USA"
The Visual Arts in Post-1945 America
American Intellectual History and Social Thought Since 1945
People and Movements
American Political Culture Since 1945
Hyphen Nation: Ethnicity in American Intellectual and Political Life
Labor During the American Century: Work, Workers, and Unions Since 1945
The Historiography of the Struggle for Black Equality Since 1945
Postwar Women's History: The "Second Wave" or the End of the Family Wage?
Sexuality and the Movements for Sexual Liberation
A Movement of Movements: The Definition and Periodization of the New Left
The Triumph of Conservatives in a Liberal Age
Modern Environmentalism
Politics and Foreign Policy
Beyond the Presidential Synthesis: Reordering Political Time
McCarthyism and the Red Scare
The Politics of "The Least Dangerous Branch": The Court, the Constitution, and Constitutional Politics Since 1945
The Cold War in Europe
Off the Beach: The United States, Latin America, and the Cold War
The United States and East Asia in the Postwar Era
Washington Quagmire: US Presidents and the Vietnam Wars - A Pattern of Intervention
The End of the Cold War
From the "Atomic Age" to the "Anti-Nuclear Age": Nuclear Energy in Politics, Diplomacy, and Culture
Essential Reading
J. Anthony Lukas, Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families (1985)
Charles Payne, I've Got the Light of Freedom (1995)
Samuel Lubell, The Future of American Politics (1952, 1956, 1965)
Stephanie Coontz, The Way We Never Were (1992)
Alphonso Pinkney, The Myth of Black Progress (1984)
Garry Wills, Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-Made Man (1970)
Victor Navasky, Naming Names (1980)
Edward Said, Orientalism (1978)