Concise, lively, and broad in perspective, this popular overview of American life since 1945 offers a clearly-written, authoritative interpretive narrative that pays special attention to major trends in foreign policy, mass culture, social history, gender, politics, civil rights, economics, and political culture. Organized both chronologically and topically, it provides balanced insights into all topics and demonstrates the ways in which different kinds of history blend together and provides a broad view of “politics.”
The World's Superpower. Postwar Readjustments, 1946-1953. Eisenhower Republicanism. Life During the 1950s. The Promise and Perils of the 1960s. Polarization and the Search for Empowerment. Times of Turmoil: The 1970s. An Oversized Society: Life during the 1960s and 1970s. A Conservative Turn, 1980- 1992. New Democrats, a New Economy, and New Americans.
For anyone interested in American History since 1945.
Provides students and instructors an overall framework of the period within which any number of subjects can be studied, such as politics, contemporary events, or social affairs. First published in 1976 and updated from the 1995 edition not only by extending the coverage through the 1996 election, but also by reinterpreting earlier events and trends. Lightly illustrated in black and white. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.