A History of Our Time

A History of Our Time : Readings on Postwar America

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This comprehensive, widely-read anthology presents cogent and provocative articles from differing political perspectives on major issues in post-World War II America. The third edition is considerably expanded to include new selections on the origins of the Cold War, the struggle of African-Americans for equality, the feminist movement, and Vietnam. The final section examining prospects for America in the 1990s has been completely revised, offering articles on current topics such as the urban underclass, the "greenhouse effect," nuclear arms control, and changing relations with the Soviet Union. In addition to articles by leading historians the editors have chosen first-person accounts by participants in each of the issues under discussion, from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from the Birmingham Jail to Mikhail Gorbachev's historic speech to the United Nations. With lively introductions to each section providing a context for the articles, this book helps readers make sense of the tumultuous world of our time.show more

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  • Paperback | 538 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0195066162
  • 9780195066166

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