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.
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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