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Major Problems in American History Since 1945

Major Problems in American History Since 1945

ISBN 9781133944140
Edition 4
Publication Date
Publisher Cengage
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1.THE ORIGINS OF THE COLD WAR ERA. Documents. Confronting the Implications of the Atomic Bomb, May 1945. U.S. Diplomat George F. Kennan Warns of an Implacable Enemy, 1946. Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace Urges a Conciliatory Approach, 1946. Soviet Ambassador Nikolai Novikov Reports on the U.S. Drive for World Supremacy, September 1946. President Harry S. Truman Declares World Split Into Two Ways of Life, 1947. Senator Joseph McCarthy Charges the Democrats are 'Soft on Communism,' 1950. The President's Advisers Urge Military Expansion (NSC-68), April 1950. Hollywood Screenwriter Lillian Hellman Defies Anticommunist Investigators, 1952. Essays. Melvyn P. Leffler, Incompatible Visions of the Postwar Era. Ellen Schrecker, Anticommunism at Home. 2.THE CONSUMER'S REPUBLIC: MASS CULTURE, CONSUMER MARKETS, AND IDENTITY IN THE 1950S. Documents. U.S. Business Celebrates the 'Miracle of America,' 1948. Scene Magazine Reaches Out to Japanese American Youth, 1952. U.S. News and World Report Assesses the Perils of Mass Culture and the Evils of Television, 1955. 7-Up Appeals to the Teen Market, 1957. Vance Packard Warns Against the Hidden Persuaders, 1957. E. Franklin Frazier Critiques the Black Bourgeoisie, 1957. Life Magazine Identifies a New Teen-age Market, 1959. Advertisers Discover the African American Urban Market, 1964. Essays. Roland Marchand, Visions of Classlessness . Lizabeth Cohen, Lessons in Class. 3. TO THE BRINK: BERLIN, CUBA, AND THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR WAR. Documents. White House Committee Urges Military Build-Up, 1957. President Dwight D. Eisenhower Warns of a 'Military-Industrial Complex,' 1961. President John F. Kennedy Declares Sweeping Global Ambitions, 1961. Rusk Examines U.S. Failures at the Bay of Pigs, 1961. President Kennedy Warns of American Resolve in Berlin, 1961. Life Magazine Instructs on Building Fallout Shelters, 1961. U.S. Leaders Debate Options during the Missile Crisis, 1962. U.S. and Soviet Leaders Find a Formula to End the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962. Essays. George C. Herring, Ideology and Ambition. Julian E. Zelizer, Domestic Pressures for Toughness. 4. EQUALITY, FREEDOM, AND POWER: THE CIVIL RIGHTS REVOLUTION. Documents. The New York Times Reports a Murder in Georgia, 1946. The Supreme Court Rules on Brown v. Board of Education, 1954. Jo Ann Robinson Remembers the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955. Martin Luther King Delivers 'I Have a Dream' Speech, 1963. Anne Moody Describes a Sit-in in Jackson, Mississippi, May 28, 1963. Malcolm X Explores the Philosophy of Black Nationalism, 1964. The Black Panther Party Explains its Goals and Beliefs, 1966. Essays. Charles M. Payne, The View from the Trenches. Thomas J. Sugrue, The Continuing Racial Crisis. 5. THE GREAT SOCIETY AND THE POLITICS OF LIBERAL REFORM. Documents. Author Michael Harrington Calls Attention to Poverty, 1962. Activist Rachel Carson Warns of Environmental Dangers, 1962. President Lyndon B. Johnson Announces His Program for a 'Great Society,' 1964. Landmark Legislation Targets Poverty, 1964. Governor Ronald Reagan Warns of the Dangers of the Welfare State, 1964. A Great Society Official Remembers Promise and Problems, 1966-1967 (1970). The Vietnam War Conflicts with the Great Society, 1967. Conservative Strategist Kevin Phillips Hails an 'Emerging Republican Majority,' 1969. Essays. James T. Patterson, The Heyday of Liberal Reform. Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin, The Limits of the Great Society. 6. THE NEW RADICALISM OF THE 1960S. Documents. C. Wright Mills Calls for a New Left, 1960. Students for a Democratic Society Calls for a Profound Reappraisal of American Society, 1962. Timothy Leary Celebrates Drug Use, 1967. Columbia University Students Explain their Protest, 1968. FBI Wages a Secret Campaign against the New Left, 1968-1971 (1976). Vice President Spiro T. Agnew Lashes Out at Radicals, 1969. A Pollster Reports on 'The Big Chill,' 1974. Essays. Jeremi Suri, The Sources of Radicalism. Hugh Heclo, The Sixties and the Origins of 'Postmodern' America. 7. FROM THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE TO WOMEN'S LIBERATION: FEMINIST
Overview
1.THE ORIGINS OF THE COLD WAR ERA. Documents. Confronting the Implications of the Atomic Bomb, May 1945. U.S. Diplomat George F. Kennan Warns of an Implacable Enemy, 1946. Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace Urges a Conciliatory Approach, 1946. Soviet Ambassador Nikolai Novikov Reports on the U.S. Drive for World Supremacy, September 1946. President Harry S. Truman Declares World Split Into Two Ways of Life, 1947. Senator Joseph McCarthy Charges the Democrats are 'Soft on Communism,' 1950. The President's Advisers Urge Military Expansion (NSC-68), April 1950. Hollywood Screenwriter Lillian Hellman Defies Anticommunist Investigators, 1952. Essays. Melvyn P. Leffler, Incompatible Visions of the Postwar Era. Ellen Schrecker, Anticommunism at Home. 2.THE CONSUMER'S REPUBLIC: MASS CULTURE, CONSUMER MARKETS, AND IDENTITY IN THE 1950S. Documents. U.S. Business Celebrates the 'Miracle of America,' 1948. Scene Magazine Reaches Out to Japanese American Youth, 1952. U.S. News and World Report Assesses the Perils of Mass Culture and the Evils of Television, 1955. 7-Up Appeals to the Teen Market, 1957. Vance Packard Warns Against the Hidden Persuaders, 1957. E. Franklin Frazier Critiques the Black Bourgeoisie, 1957. Life Magazine Identifies a New Teen-age Market, 1959. Advertisers Discover the African American Urban Market, 1964. Essays. Roland Marchand, Visions of Classlessness . Lizabeth Cohen, Lessons in Class. 3. TO THE BRINK: BERLIN, CUBA, AND THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR WAR. Documents. White House Committee Urges Military Build-Up, 1957. President Dwight D. Eisenhower Warns of a 'Military-Industrial Complex,' 1961. President John F. Kennedy Declares Sweeping Global Ambitions, 1961. Rusk Examines U.S. Failures at the Bay of Pigs, 1961. President Kennedy Warns of American Resolve in Berlin, 1961. Life Magazine Instructs on Building Fallout Shelters, 1961. U.S. Leaders Debate Options during the Missile Crisis, 1962. U.S. and Soviet Leaders Find a Formula to End the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962. Essays. George C. Herring, Ideology and Ambition. Julian E. Zelizer, Domestic Pressures for Toughness. 4. EQUALITY, FREEDOM, AND POWER: THE CIVIL RIGHTS REVOLUTION. Documents. The New York Times Reports a Murder in Georgia, 1946. The Supreme Court Rules on Brown v. Board of Education, 1954. Jo Ann Robinson Remembers the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955. Martin Luther King Delivers 'I Have a Dream' Speech, 1963. Anne Moody Describes a Sit-in in Jackson, Mississippi, May 28, 1963. Malcolm X Explores the Philosophy of Black Nationalism, 1964. The Black Panther Party Explains its Goals and Beliefs, 1966. Essays. Charles M. Payne, The View from the Trenches. Thomas J. Sugrue, The Continuing Racial Crisis. 5. THE GREAT SOCIETY AND THE POLITICS OF LIBERAL REFORM. Documents. Author Michael Harrington Calls Attention to Poverty, 1962. Activist Rachel Carson Warns of Environmental Dangers, 1962. President Lyndon B. Johnson Announces His Program for a 'Great Society,' 1964. Landmark Legislation Targets Poverty, 1964. Governor Ronald Reagan Warns of the Dangers of the Welfare State, 1964. A Great Society Official Remembers Promise and Problems, 1966-1967 (1970). The Vietnam War Conflicts with the Great Society, 1967. Conservative Strategist Kevin Phillips Hails an 'Emerging Republican Majority,' 1969. Essays. James T. Patterson, The Heyday of Liberal Reform. Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin, The Limits of the Great Society. 6. THE NEW RADICALISM OF THE 1960S. Documents. C. Wright Mills Calls for a New Left, 1960. Students for a Democratic Society Calls for a Profound Reappraisal of American Society, 1962. Timothy Leary Celebrates Drug Use, 1967. Columbia University Students Explain their Protest, 1968. FBI Wages a Secret Campaign against the New Left, 1968-1971 (1976). Vice President Spiro T. Agnew Lashes Out at Radicals, 1969. A Pollster Reports on 'The Big Chill,' 1974. Essays. Jeremi Suri, The Sources of Radicalism. Hugh Heclo, The Sixties and the Origins of 'Postmodern' America. 7. FROM THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE TO WOMEN'S LIBERATION: FEMINIST

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