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A Companion to Post-1945 America


A Companion to Post-1945 America


Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History 1. Aufl.

von: Jean-Christophe Agnew, Roy Rosenzweig

39,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.04.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9781405123198
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 608

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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 policy Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic Includes book review section on essential readings
List of Illustrations viii About the Contributors ix Introduction xiii PART I SOCIETY AND CULTURE 1 1 Family and Demography in Postwar America: A Hazard of New Fortunes? 3 Stephen Lassonde 2 The Power of Place: Race, Political Economy, and Identity in the Postwar Metropolis 20 Robert O. Self and Thomas J. Sugrue 3 American Religion Since 1945 44 James T. Fisher 4 Time Out: Leisure and Tourism 64 Susan G. Davis 5 Mass Media: From 1945 to the Present 78 Susan J. Douglas 6 What the Traffic Bares: Popular Music “Back in the USA” 96 Allen Tullos 7 The Visual Arts in Post-1945 America 113 Erika Doss 8 American Intellectual History and Social Thought Since 1945 134 Patrick N. Allitt PART II PEOPLE AND MOVEMENTS 153 9 American Political Culture Since 1945 155 Richard H. King 10 Hyphen Nation: Ethnicity in American Intellectual and Political Life 175 Matthew Frye Jacobson 11 Labor During the American Century: Work, Workers, and Unions Since 1945 192 Joshua B. Freeman 12 The Historiography of the Struggle for Black Equality Since 1945 211 Kevin Gaines 13 Postwar Women’s History: The “Second Wave” or the End of the Family Wage? 235 Nancy MacLean 14 Sexuality and the Movements for Sexual Liberation 260 Beth Bailey 15 A Movement of Movements: The Definition and Periodization of the New Left 277 Van Gosse 16 The Triumph of Conservatives in a Liberal Age 303 David L. Chappell 17 Modern Environmentalism 328 Ian Tyrrell PART III POLITICS AND FOREIGN POLICY 343 18 Beyond the Presidential Synthesis: Reordering Political Time 345 Julian E. Zelizer 19 McCarthyism and the Red Scare 371 Ellen Schrecker 20 The Politics of “The Least Dangerous Branch”: The Court, the Constitution, and Constitutional Politics Since 1945 385 Mary L. Dudziak 21 The Cold War in Europe 406 Carolyn Eisenberg 22 Off the Beach: The United States, Latin America, and the Cold War 426 Greg Grandin 23 The United States and East Asia in the Postwar Era 446 James I. Matray 24 Washington Quagmire: US Presidents and the Vietnam Wars –A Pattern of Intervention 464 David Hunt 25 The End of the Cold War 479 David S. Painter and Thomas S. Blanton 26 From the “Atomic Age” to the “Anti-Nuclear Age”: Nuclear Energy in Politics, Diplomacy, and Culture 501 J. Samuel Walker PART IV ESSENTIAL READING 519 27 J. Anthony Lukas, Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families (1985) 521 Alan Brinkley 28 Charles Payne, I’ve Got the Light of Freedom (1995) 525 Linda Gordon 29 Samuel Lubell, The Future of American Politics (1952, 1956, 1965) 529 Nelson Lichtenstein 30 Stephanie Coontz, The Way We Never Were (1992) 534 Elaine Tyler May 31 Alphonso Pinkney, The Myth of Black Progress (1984) 537 Robert E. Weems, Jr. 32 Garry Wills, Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-Made Man (1970) 540 Robert Westbrook 33 Victor Navasky, Naming Names (1980) 545 Jon Wiener 34 Edward Said, Orientalism (1978) 550 Melani McAlister Index 557
“These 34 valuable essays review the current state of historical research on a wide range of issues and contribute to the scholarly study of US history following World War II. The issues reflect the diverse directions that historical inquiry has recently taken … This book will help define the new historiography: highly recommended.” Choice “This is a gem of a book that will fascinate anyone whose interest in recent US history goes beyond nostalgia and personalities. Broad enough to cover both tourism and the Cold War, it will quickly become required reading for scholars of the period.” Michael Kazin, Georgetown University and co-author, America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s
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.
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.
“These 34 valuable essays review the current state of historical research on a wide range of issues and contribute to the scholarly study of US history following World War II. The issues reflect the diverse directions that historical inquiry has recently taken … This book will help define the new historiography: highly recommended.” Choice “This is a gem of a book that will fascinate anyone whose interest in recent US history goes beyond nostalgia and personalities. Broad enough to cover both tourism and the Cold War, it will quickly become required reading for scholars of the period.” Michael Kazin, Georgetown University and co-author, America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s

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