The South and America Since World War II

Author: James C. Cobb
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195166514
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

With The South and America Since World War II, author James C. Cobb provides the first truly comprehensive history of the South since World War II. He brilliantly captures an era of dramatic change, both in the South and in its relationship with the rest of the nation. In this sweeping narrative, Cobb covers such diverse topics as "Dixiecrats," the "southern strategy," the South's domination of today's GOP, immigration, the national ascendance of southern culture and music, and the roles of women and an increasingly visible gay population in contemporary southern life. Beginning with the early stages of the civil rights struggle, Cobb discusses how the attack on Pearl Harbor set the stage for the demise of Jim Crow. He examines the NAACP's postwar assault on the South's racial system, the famous bus boycott in Montgomery, the emergence of Rev. Martin Luther King in the movement, and the dramatic protests and confrontations that finally brought profound racial changes, and two-party politics to the South. Cobb writes with wit and grace, showing a thorough grasp of his native region. Exhaustively researched and brimming with original insights, The South and America Since World War II offers the definitive history of the postwar South and its changing role in national life.

The Unfinished Journey

Author: William Henry Chafe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019515049X
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: History

This popular classic text chronicles America's roller-coaster journey through the decades since World War II. Considering both the paradoxes and the possibilities of post-war America, Chafe portrays the significant cultural and political themes that have colored our country's past and present, including issues of race, class, gender, foreign policy, and economic and social reform. He examines such subjects as the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, the origins and the end of the Cold War, the culture of the 1970s, the Reagan years, the Clinton presidency, and the events of September 11th and their aftermath. In this edition, Chafe provides an insightful assessment of Clinton's legacy as president, particularly in light of his impeachment, and an entirely new chapter that examines the impact of two of America's most pivotal events of the twenty-first century: the 2000 presidential election turmoil and the September 11th terrorist attacks. Chafe puts forth an excellent account of George W. Bush's first year as president and also covers his subsequent role as a world leader following his administration's declared war on terrorism. The completely revised epilogue and updated bibliographic essay offer a compelling and controversial final commentary on America's past and its future. Brilliantly written by a prize-winning historian, the fifth edition of The Unfinished Journey is an essential text for all students of recent American history.

The Unfinished Journey America Since World War II

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467257497
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to The Unfinished Journey, America Since World War II. In this book, you will learn topics such as Truman and the Cold War, The Other Half of the Walnut Social Reform and Activism in the Postwar ..., The Paradox of Change American Society in the Postwar Years, and The Civil Rights Movement The Gods Bring Threads to Webs Begun plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

International Politics Since World War II

Author: Charles L. Robertson
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765636360
Release Date: 1997-03-24
Genre: History

The past half-century has seen many hopes raised and some dashed, a succession of fears and false alarms, and both triumphs and calamities that were almost entirely unexpected. This book offers a short but sweeping history of world politics since 1945: America's postwar preeminence and the hopes that attended the creation of the United Nations; the Cold War and the emergence of a volatile Third World; economic transformations and the twin threat of nuclear and ecological disaster; the crumbling of the Soviet system and the short-lived promise of a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic new world. Charles L. Robertson describes these momentous changes concisely but evocatively, in an effort to show how we got here from there and what we might have learned along the way. His use of both documents and memoirs as well as scholarly sources and his avoidance of trendy theories gives this survey solid grounding. The inclusion of maps and annotated reading lists makes the book fully accessible to students and general readers.

The Improbable Era

Author: Charles P. Roland
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813146195
Release Date: 2013-12-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In this concise yet comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and crisply written study, The Improbable Era places developments over the last three decades in Southern economics, politics, education, religion, the arts, and racial revolution into a disciplined framework that brings a measure of order to the perplexing chaos of this era of fundamental change in Southern life.

In Our Times

Author: Norman L. Rosenberg
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023106797
Release Date: 1999
Genre: United States

More concise, livelier, and broader in coverage than other similar volumes, this popular overview of American life since 1945 offers a clearly-written, authoritative interpretive narrative that pays special attention to major trends in foreign policy, mass culture, social history, gender, politics, civil rights, economics, and political culture. Organized both chronologically and topically, it provides balanced insights into all topics. KEY TOPICS: Integrates political, social, and cultural history -- demonstrating the ways in which different kinds of history blend together and provides a broad view of politics. Explores social history -- and ethnicity and gender -- in depth. Incorporates new scholarship on the Cold War Era -- including discussions on recently declassified materials. Takes account of new scholarship on civil rights, gender relationships, the 1960s, cultural history. For anyone interested in American history since 1945.

The African American Voice in U S Foreign Policy Since World War II

Author: Michael L. Krenn
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0815329598
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Killing Hope

Author: William Blum
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 1842773690
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Intervention (International law)

Is the United States a force for democracy? From China in the 1940s to Guatemala today, William Blum presents a comprehensive study of American covert and overt interference, by one means or another, in the internal affairs of other countries. Each chapter of the book covers a year in which the author takes one particular country case and tells the story - and each case throws light on particular US tactics of intervention.

The unfinished journey

Author: William Henry Chafe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195066278
Release Date: 1991
Genre: History

In this gripping, brilliantly written narrative, prize-winning historian William Chafe offers a vibrant chronicle of America's roller-coaster journey through the past forty-five years. Now revised and expanded to assess the impact of the Reagan years, The Unfinished Journey offers substantial new material on Reagan's first legislative victories, the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev and improved relations with the Soviet Union, and the Iran-Contra affair. Chafe examines the Reagan credo in detail, explores the conditions in American society that helped Reagan gain the presidency and stay in power for eight years, and surveys the effects of conservative policies on the economic, social, and cultural fabric of America. In addition, Chafe looks briefly at the first years of the Bush administration, and adds an epilogue analyzing America's prospects in the 1990s. Compelling and controversial, The Unfinished Journey captures the pulse of the nation, and brings its recent history to life.

Cengage Advantage Books World History Since 1500 The Age of Global Integration

Author: Jiu-Hwa L. Upshur
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133387107
Release Date: 2012-07-24
Genre: History

Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY, Fifth Edition, offers readers the engaging WORLD HISTORY text in a compact, affordable format. WORLD HISTORY is a global text that examines world civilizations in a comparative way. Students learn to recognize and analyze trends and interconnections across history and civilizations, thus gaining a clearer view of the social and political forces that have shaped our world. CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY, VOLUME II includes 51 maps and numerous primary source excerpts that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Available in the following volumes: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-17), ISBN: 978-1-111-34514-3; Volume I: Before 1600 (Chapters 1-9), ISBN: 978-1-11134-516-7; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 9-17), ISBN: 978-1-11134-513-6. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Time for Healing

Author: Edward S. Shapiro
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801851246
Release Date: 1995-05
Genre: History

Volume V: A Time for Healing. A Time for Healing chronicles a time of rapid economic and social progress. Yet this phenomenal success, explains Edward S. Shapiro, came at a cost. Shapiro takes seriously the potential threat to Jewish culture posed by assimilation and intermarriage—asking if the Jewish people, having already endured so much, will survive America's freedom and affluence as well.

America s Trade Follies

Author: Bernard K. Gordon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134571734
Release Date: 2002-01-04
Genre: Political Science

America's Trade Follies controversially argues that the global political economy is hardening into regional blocs, in North America, Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific, organized around a powerful economic base and suspicious of each other. Bernard K. Gordon's masterful analysis shows that this division threatens American prosperity by limiting US access to the world's richest and largest markets, and endangers US security by dividing the globe along economic and political lines. Provocative, original and stimulating this book is essential reading for all those interested in American politics, trade and international political economy.

American Foreign Policy Since World War II

Author: Steven W. Hook
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506385624
Release Date: 2018-01-17
Genre: Political Science

The Gold Standard for Textbooks on American Foreign Policy American Foreign Policy Since World War II provides you with an understanding of America’s current challenges by exploring its historical experience as the world’s predominant power since World War II. Through this process of historical reflection and insight, you become better equipped to place the current problems of the nation’s foreign policy agenda into modern policy context. With each new edition, authors Steven W. Hook and John Spanier find that new developments in foreign policy conform to their overarching theme—there is an American “style” of foreign policy imbued with a distinct sense of national exceptionalism. This Twenty-First Edition continues to explore America’s unique national style with chapters that address the aftershocks of the Arab Spring and the revival of power politics. Additionally, an entirely new chapter devoted to the current administration discusses the implications of a changing American policy under the Trump presidency.

Africa Asia and South America Since 1800

Author: A. J. H. Latham
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719018773
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Africa

A reference for graduate and undergraduate students presenting the bibliographic details and sometimes describing and evaluating the content of over 5,000 books in English, most published since 1945 and many quite recently, but also some earlier works of enduring importance. A section of works on all three continents is followed by sections on each, which first consider the continent as a whole, then each country, usually by chronological periods and topics such as economics, politics, and society. Indexed only by author and editor, but the table of contents is detailed enough to provide adequate access. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR