A History of Our Time : Readings on Postwar America
This anthology presents articles from differing political perspectives on major issues in post-War America. In addition to articles by leading historians, the editors have assembled representative first-person accounts of various issues by those who have contributed to the shaping of America's rich history, including Joseph McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bill Clinton. This fifth edition has been revised to incorporate articles on the most significant issues facing contemporary America.
- Paperback | 504 pages
- 139.7 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
- 14 Jan 1999
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- 5th Revised edition
- further reading
Table of contents
Part 1: The Cold War Abroad and At Home; Introduction; Thomas G. Paterson: Truman's Cold War Policies; George F. Keenan: The Need to Contain Soviet Expansion; Henry A. Wallace: Are We Only Paying Lip Service to Peace?; Clark Clifford: American Firmness vs. Soviet Aggression; Harry S. Truman: The Truman Doctrine; NSC-68: A Report to the National Security Council; HUAC Investigates Hollywood; Joseph R. McCarthy: The Internal Communist Menace; Ellen Schrecker: The Age of "McCarthyism"; Part 2: The Politics of the Affluent Society; Introduction; Godfrey Hodgson: The Ideology of the Liberal Consensus; Stephen E. Ambrose: A Revisionist View of the Ike Age; Lance Morrow: Re-evaluating JFK's Presidency; Charles Murray: Losing Ground: Discredited Liberalism; Part 3: Civil Rights; Introduction; Vincent Harding: So Much History, So Much Future: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Second Coming of America; Martin Luther King, Jr.: Letter from a Birmingham Jail; Malcolm X: Message to the Grass Roots; Bayard Rustin: From Protest to Politics; Part 4: Feminism; Introduction; Sara Evans: Women's Consciousness and the Southern Black Movement; Bell Hooks: Black Women: Shaping Feminist Theory; Rebecca Klatch: Women Against Feminism; Justice Harry A. Blackmun: Roe v. Wade, 1973; Estelle Freedman and John D'Emilio: The Emergence of Gay Liberation; Part 5: Vietnam and the Years of Polarization; Introduction; John Garry Clifford: Vietnam in Historical Perspective; Leslie Gelb: Causes of the War; Richard Hammer: One Morning in the War; Students for a Democratic Society: The Port Huron Statement; William Chafe: "Dump Johnson"; William Jefferson Clinton: Bill Clinton Draft Letter; Karin Ashley et. al.: You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows; Jerry Avorn et. al.: Up Against the Ivy Wall; Allen J. Matusow: Rise and Fall of a Counterculture; Peter Schrag: The Forgotten American; Part 6: Politics of the 1970s and 1980s; Introduction; Jonathan Schell: Watergate; Jimmy Carter: America's Crisis of Confidence; Ronald W. Reagan: "The Second American Revolution"; Kevin P. Phillips: Reagan's America: A Capital Offense; Part 7: Where do we go from here?; Introduction; Robert B. Reich: As the World Turns; Williams Julius Wilson: The Urban Underclass in Advanced Industrial Society; Barry Bearak: Article on Ward Connerly; Great X-pectations.