A companion to post-1945 America [electronic resource] / edited by Jean-Christophe Agnew and Roy Rosenzweig.

1st ed.
Malden, MA : Blackwell, c2002.
1 online resource (604 p.)


Blackwell companions to American history. [More in this series]
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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 policySurveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topicIncludes book review section on essential readings
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  • A Companion to Post-1945 America; Contents; 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 194510 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 Time19 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 Reading27 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
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