In Our Times

In Our Times : America Since World War II

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For courses in U.S. or American History Since 1945.

More concise, livelier, and broader in coverage than other similar texts, 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 and demonstrates the ways in which different kinds of history blend together, and also provides a broad view of "politics."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 0130996483
  • 9780130996480

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In Our Times: America Since World War II, Seventh Edition, is a revised and updated version of this widely used book, which has been popular in both survey courses in U.S. history and in more specialized courses. A clearly written, interpretive narrative, the book interrelates trends in foreign affairs, mass culture, social history, gender politics, civil rights, economics, and political culture.

This new edition features Reorganized chapters that enhance clarity and expertly interweave politics, culture, and foreign policy. Significant expansion of material on the 1980s and 1990s, including the "conservative turn," the emergence of "new Democrats," the economic boom of the 1990s, and the new place of immigration in American life. New and more numerous pictures, charts, and maps Updated bibliographies Enhanced attention to mass culture, already one of the most popular features of the book
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Table of contents

1. The World's Superpower.

2. Postwar Readjustments, 1946-1953.

3. Eisenhower Republicanism.

4. Life During the 1950s.

5. The Promise and Perils of the 1960s.

6. Polarization and the Search for Empowerment.

7. Times of Turmoil: The 1970s.

8. An Oversized Society: Life during the 1960s and 1970s.

9. A Conservative Turn, 1980-1992.

10. New Democrats, A New Economy, and New Americans.

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About Emily S. Rosenberg

Norman and Emily Rosenberg are DeWitt Wallace Professors of History at Macalester College and have researched and published widely in twentieth century American history.
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