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On the Edge: The United States Since 1941 / Edition 2
     

On the Edge: The United States Since 1941 / Edition 2

by David A. Horowitz, Peter N. Carroll
 

ISBN-10: 0314127135

ISBN-13: 9780314127136

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Wadsworth

This brief book covers the social, cultural, and political aspects of U.S. history from the end of World War II through the present. It includes special biographies and boxes on films of each era, as well as maps and photographs that bring each era to life. This interpretive textbook combines narrative and analytic history with a balanced perspective that covers

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This brief book covers the social, cultural, and political aspects of U.S. history from the end of World War II through the present. It includes special biographies and boxes on films of each era, as well as maps and photographs that bring each era to life. This interpretive textbook combines narrative and analytic history with a balanced perspective that covers elites and out-groups, liberals and conservatives, and modernists and traditionalists while explaining how technology, popular culture, and social innovation have affected mainstream life and institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314127136
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
History Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
350

Table of Contents

Prologue. 1. Roosevelt, the New Deal, and Domestic Security. 2. World War II: People's Crusade, Global Security. 3. The Promise of Postwar Affluence. 4. Truman, the Cold War, and Anticommunist Mission, 1945-1952. 5. The Eisenhower Consensus, 1952-1960. 6. Kennedy, Johnson, and Liberal Activism, 1960-1968. 7. Nixon, Ford, and Carter: The Embattled Presidency, 1968-1980. 8. Global Economy and Domestic Culture Wars. 9. Reagan, Bush, and Clinton: Political Realignment, 1980-1996.

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