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From the Publisher“This superb collection could well become the standard for post-1945 U.S. history courses. Its unique combination of inclusiveness and brevity, exciting choice of documents, and apt melding of older and newer themes are sure to bring new energy and insight to discussions.”
–Nancy MacLean, Northwestern University
"This superb collection of primary sources spans a range from the first use of the atomic bomb to the impact of Hurricane Katrina and the ‘war on terror.’ The editors' thoughtful annotations allow students to situate the documents in time and place, making it a splendid teaching tool."
–Michael Schaller, University of Arizona
“This documentary reader has depth and variety. It covers key moments in political history, and also includes compelling documents on race, gender and sexuality. A great collection for the twenty-first century.”
–Kathryn Olmsted, University of California, Davis