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Author Abrams, Richard M.

Title America transformed : sixty years of revolutionary change, 1941-2001 / Richard M. Abrams
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 345 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; The Transformation of Science and Medicine; Effects of the Revolutions; Acknowledgments; 1 "The American Century"; 2 Before the Revolutions; 3 The Challenge of Power; 4 The Inflation of Moral Possibilities; 5 The Generational Chasm; 6 Affluence; 7 From Isolation to International Hegemonic Power; 8 The Rise of the Military in American Society; 9 The Reorganization of American Business; 10 The Revolution in Racial Relations; 11 The Revolution in Gender-Based Roles; 12 The Revolution in Sexual Behavior; 13 The Demise of Privacy
Summary An examination of the period 1941 2001 during which time the character of American life changed rapidly, culminating in the shattering of the Liberal Democratic coalition. Revolutions in the areas of affluence, foreign policy, the military, business systems, racial relations, gender roles, sexual behavior and attitudes are discussed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Social change -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History -- 1945-
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511219490
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