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History of Our Time : : Readings on Postwar America (6TH 03 - Old Edition)

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This popular and comprehensive anthology presents cogent, provocative articles from differing political perspectives on major issues in postwar America. In addition to articles by leading historians, the editors have assembled first-person accounts of various issues by those who have contributed to the shaping of America's rich history, including Joseph McCarthy and Bill Clinton, as well as Robin Morgan, Anne Moody, and Phyllis Schlafly. For this edition, Chafe and Sitkoff have collaborated with a new coeditor, Beth Bailey, to give this classic text a fresh outlook. The sixth edition has been extensively revised to incorporate new documents and the most up-to-date articles, covering such recent events as the September 11 attacks. With lively and enlightening introductions to each section and headnotes providing a context for the articles, A History of Our Time helps students make sense of the past fifty years of America's sometimes tumultuous but always fascinating history.

Table of Contents

Preface


Part 1: THE COLD WAR ABROAD AT HOME


Thomas G. Patterson, The Cold War Begins


George F. Kennan, The Necessity for Containment (1946)


Harry S. Truman, The Truman Doctrine (1947)


NSC-68: A Report to the National Security Council (1950)


HUAC Investigates Hollywood (1947)


Joseph R. McCarthy, The Internal Communist Menace (1950)


John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, The Venona Project and Atomic Espionage


Part 2: THE POLITICS OF THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY


Roland Marchland, Visions of Classlessness, Quests for Dominion


Stephen E. Ambrose, A Revisionist View of Eisenhowser


John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address (1961)


Lyndon B. Johnson, "The Great Society": Remarks at the University of Michigan (1964)


Bruce J. Schulman, Lyndon Baines Johnson and American Liberalism


Part 3: CIVIL RIGHTS AND RACIAL JUSTICE


Brown vs. Board of Education (1954)


Declaration of Constitutional Principles: The Southern Manifesto (1956)


Vincent Harding, So Much History, So Much Future: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Second Coming of America


Anne Moody, A Lunch-Counter Sit-In in Jackson, Mississippi (1968)


Bayard Rustin, From Protest to Politics (1965)


Black Panther Party, What We Want, What We Believe (1966)


F. Arturo Rosales, Chicano!


Indians of All Tribes, Proclamation (1969)


Part 4: STRUGGLES OVER GENDER AND SEXUAL LIBERATION


Jane Sherron DeHart, Creating a Feminist Consciousness


Robin Morgan and New York Radical Women, No More Miss America (1968)


Enriqueta Longeaux Vasquez, !Soy Chicana Primero! (1971)


Phyllis Schlafly, What's Wrong With "Equal Rights" for Women? (1972)


Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Roe v. Wade (1973)


Martha Shelley, Gay is Good (1970)


Beth Bailey, Sexual Revolution(s)


Part 5: THE VIETNAM WAR


Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway, We Were Soldiers Once. . . and Young


Students for a Democratic Society, March on Washington: The War Must Be Stopped (1965)


William H. Chafe, "Dump Johnson"


John Kerry, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (1971)


William Jefferson Clinton, Letter to the Draftboard (1969)


Robert McNamara, In Retrospect


Michael Lind, The Genuine Lessons of the Vietnam War


Part 6: YEARS OF POLARIZATION


Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement (1962)


Young Americans for Freedom, The Sharon Statement (1960)


Terry H. Anderson, Counterculture


Karin Ashley et al., You Don't Need a Weatherman To Know Which Way the Wind Blows (1969)


Peter Schrag, The Forgotten American (1969)


Kim McQuaid, Watergate


Part 7: AN ERA OF TRANSFORMATION


Nicholas Lemann, How the Seventies Changed America


E.J. Dionne, Jr.R, The Religious Right and the New Republican Party


Ronald W. Reagan, "The Second American Revolution" (1985)


James Tobin, Reganomics in Retrospect


United States Census Bureau, We, the American Foreign Born (1993)


The Clinton Impeachment Inquiry and Trial (1998-1999)


Alan M. Dershowitz, Supreme Injustice


Part 8: FACING THE NEW MILLENNIUM


Robert D. Atkinson et al., The New Economy Index and American's Metropolitan Areas


Stephan Thernstrom, A Racialist's Census


J.R. McNeill, Our Gigantic Experiment with Planet Earth


George C. Herring, From the Persian Gulf War to 9/11/2001: Confronting a New World Order


Don DeLillo, In the Ruins of the Future: Reflecting on Terror and Loss in the Shadow of September (2001)


Suggestions for Further Reading


Product Details

ISBN:
9780195151053
Subtitle:
Readings on Postwar America
Editor:
Chafe, William H.
Editor:
Chafe, William H.
Editor:
Sitkoff, Harvard
Editor:
Bailey, Beth
Author:
Chafe, William H.
Author:
null, Harvard
Author:
Bailey, Beth
Author:
null, William H.
Author:
Sitkoff, Harvard
Author:
null, Beth
Editor:
Sitkoff, Harvard
Editor:
Bailey, Beth
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
North American
Subject:
Government - State & Provincial
Subject:
History, American | Since 1945
Subject:
State & Local Government
Edition Number:
6
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20021226
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
5.5 x 8.2 x 1 in 1.263 lb

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