Quest for Identity

Quest for Identity : The U.S. Since 1945

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QUEST FOR IDENTITY is designed to meet the need of students of postwar America. A concise and well-crafted narrative, this book encompasses the events, personalities, and conditions that shaped national consciousness after World War II. It includes analyses of the causes underlying the principal social, economic, political, and international problems of the era. Readers will notice an emphasis on politics and foreign affairs, although more than half of the text deals with cultural and socio-economic matters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 546 pages
  • 188 x 230 x 22mm | 879.98g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, maps
  • 0155009990
  • 9780155009998

Table of contents

1. The Republic in Transition: Demobilization and Reconversion. 2. The Origins of the Cold War. 3. Staying the Course: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Politics of Moderation. 4. Containing Communism and the Military-Industrial Complex: The Eisenhower Administration and the Cold War Dilemma. 5. Capitalism and Conformity: American Society, 1945-1960. 6. Liberalism Reborn: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and the Politics of Activism. 7. The Wages of Globalism: Foreign Affaires During the Kennedy-Johnson Era. 8. The Dividing of America: Vietnam, Black Power, the Counterculture, and the Election of 1968. 9. Realpolitik or Imperialism?: Nixon, Kissinger, and American Foreign Policy. 10. The Limits of Expediency: Richard M. Nixon and the American Presidency. 11. From Confidence to Anxiety: American Society, 1960-1980. 12. Governing in a Malaise: The Presidencies of Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter. 13. The Culture of Narcissism: The Reagan Era. 14. In Search of Balance: America on the Eve of the Twenty-first Century.
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1. The Republic in Transition: Demobilization and Reconversion. 2. The Origins of the Cold War. 3. Staying the Course: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Politics of Moderation. 4. Containing Communism and the Military-Industrial Complex: The Eisenhower Administration and the Cold War Dilemma. 5. Capitalism and Conformity: American Society, 1945-1960. 6. Liberalism Reborn: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and the Politics of Activism. 7. The Wages of Globalism: Foreign Affaires During the Kennedy-Johnson Era. 8. The Dividing of America: Vietnam, Black Power, the Counterculture, and the Election of 1968. 9. Realpolitik or Imperialism?: Nixon, Kissinger, and American Foreign Policy. 10. The Limits of Expediency: Richard M. Nixon and the American Presidency. 11. From Confidence to Anxiety: American Society, 1960-1980. 12. Governing in a Malaise: The Presidencies of Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter. 13. The Culture of Narcissism: The Reagan Era. 14. In Search of Balance: America on the Eve of the Twenty-first Century.
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