America at the apex of global power.
Dreams never come easy, and they didn’t for America. America Since 1945 tells of a country that had vanquished the despair and poverty of the Great Depression, conquered the evil of militant fascism during World War II and was looking ahead with infinite promise. Noted Historian H.W. Brands details the changes America has gone through since 1945 to reveal the themes and ambitions that have driven America, all while capturing the national experiences of the last six decades to bare the still unfolding legacy of dreams born out of a global upheaval.
America Since 1945 is the Penguin Academic Edition of Brands’ bestseller American Dreams, which chronicles the events and circumstances that have guided America from Okinawa to the Great Recession.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Visions of Omnipotence: 1945-1965
Chapter 1 Last One Standing: 1945-1946
Chapter 2 The War That Never Ended: 1946-1948
Chapter 3 Agnostics and Believers: 1949-1954
Chapter 4 The Golden Age of the Middle Class: 1955-1960
Chapter 5 Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight: 1961-1965
Part II: The Twilight of Liberalism: 1965-1986
Chapter 6 Paved with Good intentions: 1965-1968
Chapter 7 The Triumph of Cynicism: 1968-1974
Chapter 8 Days of Malaise: 1974-1979
Chapter 9 South by Southwest: 1979-1983
Chapter 10 Fire or Iceland: 1983-1986
Part III: Silicon Schemes and Global Connections: 1987-2009
Chapter 11 History Without End: 1987-1991
Chapter 12 The Good Old Bad Old Days: 1992-1996
Chapter 13 Culture Clash: 1996-2000
Chapter 14 Blowback: 2000-2004
Chapter 15 Still Dreaming: 2005-2009