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Title A companion to post-1945 America / edited by Jean-Christophe Agnew and Roy Rosenzweig
Published Malden, MA : Blackwell, [2002]
©2002
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 584 pages)
Series Blackwell companions to American history
Blackwell companions to American history.
Contents COVER -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS -- ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS -- INTRODUCTION -- PART I SOCIETY AND CULTURE -- 1 Family and Demography in Postwar America: A Hazard of New Fortunes? -- 2 The Power of Place: Race, Political Economy, and Identity in the Postwar Metropolis -- 3 American Religion Since 1945 -- 4 Time Out: Leisure and Tourism -- 5 Mass Media: From 1945 to the Present -- 6 What the Traffic Bares: Popular Music "Back in the USA" -- 7 The Visual Arts in Post-1945 America -- 8 American Intellectual History and Social Thought Since 1945 -- PART II PEOPLE AND MOVEMENTS -- 9 American Political Culture Since 1945 -- 10 Hyphen Nation: Ethnicity in American Intellectual and Political Life -- 11 Labor During the American Century: Work, Workers, and Unions Since 1945 -- 12 The Historiography of the Struggle for Black Equality Since 1945 -- 13 Postwar Women's History: The "Second Wave" or the End of the Family Wage? -- 14 Sexuality and the Movements for Sexual Liberation -- 15 A Movement of Movements: The Definition and Periodization of the New Left -- 16 The Triumph of Conservatives in a Liberal Age -- 17 Modern Environmentalism -- PART III POLITICS AND FOREIGN POLICY -- 18 Beyond the Presidential Synthesis: Reordering Political Time -- 19 McCarthyism and the Red Scare -- 20 The Politics of "The Least Dangerous Branch": The Court, the Constitution, and Constitutional Politics Since 1945 -- 21 The Cold War in Europe -- 22 Off the Beach: The United States, Latin America, and the Cold War -- 23 The United States and East Asia in the Postwar Era -- 24 Washington Quagmire: US Presidents and the Vietnam Wars ... A Pattern of Intervention -- 25 The End of the Cold War -- 26 From the "Atomic Age" to the "Anti-Nuclear Age": Nuclear Energy in Politics, Diplomacy, and Culture -- PART IV ESSENTIAL READING -- 27 J. Anthony Lukas, Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families (1985) -- 28 Charles Payne, I've Got the Light of Freedom (1995) -- 29 Samuel Lubell, The Future of American Politics (1952, 1956, 1965) -- 30 Stephanie Coontz, The Way We Never Were (1992) -- 31 Alphonso Pinkney, The Myth of Black Progress (1984) -- 32 Garry Wills, Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-Made Man (1970) -- 33 Victor Navasky, Naming Names (1980) -- 34 Edward Said, Orientalism (1978) -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y
Summary "A Companion to Post-1945 America" is an original collection of 34 essays by key scholars on the history and historiography of the period. As the twenty-first century begins, post-World War II scholarship joins the historical canon with a wealth of new material. The contributors to this volume are the most prominent scholars in their respective fields, and each essay analyzes and categorizes the historical literature of the post-1945 period over a wide variety of topics. The coverage includes family, the media, ethnicity, labor, social movements, politics, and foreign policy. Each essay contains a select bibliography to guide further research, and the volume includes a review section that focuses on eight popular and influential historical works. For students, historians, and general readers of modern American history, this book is a milestone that will set the standard for post-World War II American historiography
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject United States -- History -- 1945-
United States -- History -- 1945- -- Historiography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Agnew, Jean-Christophe.
Rosenzweig, Roy.
ISBN 0631223258
1280284552
1405123192 (electronic bk.)
1405149841 (paperback)
9780631223252
9781280284557
9781405123198 (electronic bk.)
9781405149846 (paperback)