Modern American lives individuals and issues in American history since 1945

Browne, Blaine T. (Blaine Terry)

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  • Creator Blaine T. Browne, Robert C. Cottrell
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2008
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (384 p.)
  • ISBNs 1315702371, 1317464664, 1782681566, 1282119621, 9786612119620, 0765624559
  • OCLC ocn391963739, ocn826658474


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  • This book seeks not only to acquaint students with the lives of a variety of influential Americans during the decades following World War II, but also to provide a comprehensive examination, through those lives, of the critical issues that determined the course of modern American history.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-366).
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English


  • MODERN AMERICAN LIVES; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part I The Years of Consensus,1945-1960; 1 Defining the Cold War; 2 Fighting the Cold War at Home; 3 The Transformation of Popular Culture; 4 Outsiders in a Conformist Society; 5 Defending Democracy in theNuclear Age; Part II. From Confidence to Crisis,1960-1980; 6 Civil Rights and Social Justice; 7 Challenges to the Liberal Consensus; 8 1968: The Hope and the Fear; 9 Implosions: Collapse of the Counterculture and the New Left; 10 The Women's Movement: Revolution and Reaction; Part III. The Search for New Directions,1980-Present
  • 11 The Roaring Eighties: Piety and Profit12 After the Revolution: New Horizons for Black Americans; 13 America and the New World Order; About the Authors
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