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A Companion to Post-1945 America (Blackwell Companions to American History)

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Publisher Comments:

A Companion to Post-1945 America is an original collection of twenty-six essays by key scholars on the history and historiography of the period. As the twenty-first century begins, post-World War II scholarship joins the historical canon with a wealth of new material. The contributors to this volume are the most prominent scholars in their respective fields, and each essay analyzes and categorizes the historical literature of the post-1945 period over a wide variety of topics. The coverage includes family, the media, ethnicity, labor, social movements, politics, and foreign policy. Each essay contains a select bibliography to guide further research, and the volume includes a review section that focuses on eight popular and influential historical works.

For students, historians, and general readers of modern American history, this book is a milestone that will set the standard for post-World War II American historiography.

Book News Annotation:

This is a paperbound reprint of a 2001 book. Agnew (American studies and history, Yale U.) and Rosenzweig (history, George Mason U.) compile 34 essays on the history and historiography of the post-1945 period in America. Coverage encompasses society and culture, social change and movements, and politics and foreign policy, with specific essays on family, religion, leisure and tourism, popular music, visual arts, the media, immigrants and ethnicity, civil rights, women's history, sexuality, labor and unions, the Cold War, and McCarthyism. The final section includes eight essays that are reflections by scholars on key publications, such as Edward Said's Orientalism, Stephanie Coontz's The Way We Never Were, and Samuel Lubell's The Future of American Politics. Scholars work in history, American studies, and related fields and are based in the US, Australia, and UK. The book is aimed at students, historians, and general readers. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A Companion to Post-1945 America is an original collection of 34 essays by key scholars on the history and historiography of the period.

Synopsis:

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 policy
  • Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic
  • Includes book review section on essential readings

About the Author

Jean-Christophe Agnew is Professor of American Studies and History at Yale University. He is the author of Worlds Apart: The Market and the Theater in Anglo-American Thought (1989) and of a number of articles on the history of market society and consumer culture.

Roy Rosenzweig is College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of History and director of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. He is the author, co-author, and co-editor of a number of books, including The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life (1998), which won the Historic Preservation Book Prize for Best Book of 1998.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Jean-Christophe Agnew (Yale University) and Roy Rosenzweig (George Mason University).

Part I: Society and Culture.

Part II: People and Movements.

Part III: Politics and Foreign Policy.

Part IV: Essential Reading.

Notes on Contributors.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405149846
Author:
Agnew, Jean
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishers
Editor:
Rosenzweig, Roy
Author:
Rosenzweig, Roy
Author:
Agnew, Jean-Christophe
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
United States History 1945-
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
20th century America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL eMRW (including BRO)
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
January 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
604
Dimensions:
250 x 150 x 15 mm 37 oz
Age Level:
David L. Chappell (University of Arkansas). <p>17

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  • Covers society and culture, people and movements, politics and foreign policy
  • Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic
  • Includes book review section on essential readings
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