America since 1945: The American Moment / Edition 2

America since 1945: The American Moment / Edition 2

by Harry Papasotiriou
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0230251455

ISBN-13: 2900230251457

Pub. Date: 12/07/2010

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The period from 1945 to the present day may not constitute an American century, but it can be seen as the American Moment: the time when, for good or ill, the United States became the predominant political, military, economic and cultural power in the world. This revised and updated new edition introduces the historic and tumultuous developments in American

Overview

The period from 1945 to the present day may not constitute an American century, but it can be seen as the American Moment: the time when, for good or ill, the United States became the predominant political, military, economic and cultural power in the world. This revised and updated new edition introduces the historic and tumultuous developments in American politics, foreign policy, society and culture during this period. It includes coverage of key recent events, such as the:

- 2008 election of Barack Obama
- global recession
- protracted war in Iraq and Afghanistan
- rise of the internet
- transformation of American Society and Culture
- challenges of new immigration and multi-culturalism
- changing global status of the US in the new millennium.

Examining the American Moment in a global context, the authors emphasise the interaction between politics, society and culture. America Since 1945 encourages an awareness of how central currents in art, literature, film, theatre, intellectual history and media have developed alongside an understanding of political, economic and social change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900230251457
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
312

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Timelines
Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: THE WORLD WAR AND AMERICAN POWER
American Politics from Roosevelt to Truman
1940s: The Cultural Legacy of World War Two
PART II: THE COLD WAR AND AMERICAN CULTURE
American Politics from Truman to Eisenhower
Alienation and Affluence in the 1950s
PART III: WAR IN VIETNAM AND REVOLUTION IN THE STREETS
Kennedy, Johnson and the Crisis of American Liberalism
The Imaginative Crisis of the 1960s
PART IV: THE AMBIGUOUS LEGACY OF THE SIXTIES
American Politics from Nixon to Carter
The Clash of Two Countercultures
PART V: FROM THE COLD WAR TO GLOBALIZATION
American Politics from Reagan to Clinton
From the Global Village to Bowling Alone
PART VI: AMERICA AFTER SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
George W. Bush and the Trials of the American Conservatism
Hard Facts and Millennial Fictions
Index

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