On the Edge: The United States Since 1945 (with InfoTrac) / Edition 3 available in Paperback
This brief paperback 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.
Table of Contents
1. The Search for Security, 1945-1949. 2. Republican Leadership and the Anti-Communist Crusade, 1950-1954. 3. Eisenhower's Troubled Consensus, 1954-1960. 4. The Age of Liberal Activism, 1960-1965. 5. Polarized America: Racial Turmoil and Vietnam, 1965-1968. 6. The Embattled Presidency: Nixon, Vietnam, and Watergate, 1968-1976. 7. Struggling Giant: The Carter and Reagan Years, 1976-1988. 8. The Turn To Centrism: Bush and Clinton, 1988-2000. Index.