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American Paradox : U.S. History of the United States Since 1945 - 2nd edition

American Paradox : U.S. History of the United States Since 1945 (ISBN10: 0618660860; ISBN13: 9780618660865)
ISBN13: 978-0618660865
ISBN10: 0618660860

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0618731541
ISBN10: 0618731547

Summary: This narrative text for courses in recent American history emphasizes political participation and popular culture. Its main theme is the relationship of Americans to their government--for example, how Americans as a people remain skeptical of big government even as they expect it to facilitate large programs such as Social Security.

The Second Edition features a range of content enhancements, including increased coverage of events from 1970 to the present. In
addition to the author's vivid, accessible writing style, the text maintains its focus on the tension between popular culture and social realities, the dynamics of minority groups and their place in American society, and the ambivalent feelings of many Americans concerning the U.S.'s role in the world during the postwar period.
  • New! Coverage of the 1960s has been reorganized to include separate chapters on the Great Society and Vietnam. These new chapters bring clarity to a chaotic decade.
  • New! The author has included more coverage of women--particularly their role in the rise of the New Left and in the development of Feminism--and more information about U.S. involvement in the Middle East as a foundation for understanding the war on terrorism.
  • New! Each chapter contains up to three primary sources. New documents include excerpts from Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique; Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Montgomery bus boycott speech; and excerpts from the 9/11 Commission's final report.
  • Unlike most postwar American history books that tend to emphasize the 50s and 60s, The American Paradox includes extensive coverage of the 1960s to the present.
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Summary: This narrative text for courses in recent American history emphasizes political participation and popular culture. Its main theme is the relationship of Americans to their government--for example, how Americans as a people remain skeptical of big government even as they expect it to facilitate large programs such as Social Security.

The Second Edition features a range of content enhancements, including increased coverage of events from 1970 to the present. In addition to the author's vivid, accessible writing style, the text maintains its focus on the tension between popular culture and social realities, the dynamics of minority groups and their place in American society, and the ambivalent feelings of many Americans concerning the U.S.'s role in the world during the postwar period.
  • New! Coverage of the 1960s has been reorganized to include separate chapters on the Great Society and Vietnam. These new chapters bring clarity to a chaotic decade.
  • New! The author has included more coverage of women--particularly their role in the rise of the New Left and in the development of Feminism--and more information about U.S. involvement in the Middle East as a foundation for understanding the war on terrorism.
  • New! Each chapter contains up to three primary sources. New documents include excerpts from Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique; Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Montgomery bus boycott speech; and excerpts from the 9/11 Commission's final report.
  • Unlike most postwar American history books that tend to emphasize the 50s and 60s, The American Paradox includes extensive coverage of the 1960s to the present.
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Year Published: 2007
International: No

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