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This popular and comprehensive anthology presents cogent, provocative articles from differing political perspectives on major issues in postwar America. In addition to selections by leading historians, the editors have assembled first-person accounts of various issues by those who havecontributed to the shaping of America's rich history, including Bill Clinton, Joseph McCarthy, Anne Moody, Robin Morgan, and Phyllis Schlafly. Providing a balance of diverse political viewpoints, the documents include the voices of men and women of African American, European American, AsianAmerican, and Latino/as descent. The seventh edition of A History of Our Time has been extensively revised to incorporate new documents and the most up-to-date articles, which examine such contemporary issues as the Iraq war, political polarization, the new economy, marriage, and the red state/blue state divide. The editors havealso added and deleted articles on earlier events in response to changing historiographical trends. New documents cover a broader range of history, addressing not only political issues, but also social, economic, and technological concerns. With lively and enlightening introductions to each sectionand headnotes that provide a context for the articles, A History of Our Time helps students make sense of the past sixty years of America's sometimes tumultuous but always fascinating history.
William H. Chafe is Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History, former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Vice-Provost of Undergraduate Education at Duke University. Harvard Sitkoff is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, Emeritus. Beth Bailey is Professor of History at Temple University.
Table of Contents
|America Becomes a World Power||p. 1|
|World War II and the Destruction of the Old Order||p. 5|
|The Necessity for Containment (1946)||p. 13|
|HUAC Investigates Hollywood (1947)||p. 18|
|The Internal Communist Menace (1950)||p. 26|
|The Venona Project and Atomic Espionage||p. 29|
|A Frightening Message for a Thanksgiving Issue (1958): Editors of Good Housekeeping||p. 38|
|President Eisenhower's Farewell Address (1961)||p. 41|
|The Cuban Missile Crisis: President Kennedy's Address to the Nation (1962)||p. 46|
|The Politics and Culture of the Affluent Society||p. 53|
|The Luckiest Generation||p. 55|
|Trends in Postwar American Culture and Society||p. 61|
|The Myers Move to Levittown||p. 64|
|The Port Huron Statement (1962): Students for a Democratic Society||p. 66|
|The Sharon Statement (1960): Young Americans for Freedom||p. 71|
|Inaugural Address (1961)||p. 73|
|"The Great Society": Remarks at the University of Michigan (1964)||p. 77|
|Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism||p. 81|
|Civil Rights and Racial Justice||p. 93|
|Brown v. Board of Education (1954): Supreme Court of the United States||p. 96|
|Declaration of Constitutional Principles: The Southern Manifesto (1956): Signed by 101 Members of the U.S. Congress||p. 100|
|We Shall Overcome 1965||p. 103|
|A Lunch-Counter Sit-in in Jackson, Mississippi (1968)||p. 113|
|What We Want, What We Believe (1966)||p. 117|
|Proclamation (1969): Indians of All Tribes||p. 128|
|The Vietnam War||p. 133|
|Peace without Conquest (1965)||p. 136|
|We Were Soldiers Once... and Young||p. 141|
|March on Washington: The War Must Be Stopped (1965): Students for a Democratic Society||p. 149|
|Vietnam Veterans against the War (1971)||p. 151|
|Who Fought the War||p. 155|
|Letter to the Draftboard (1969)||p. 158|
|In Retrospect||p. 162|
|The Genuine Lessons of the Vietnam War||p. 166|
|Rebellion and Counterculture||p. 171|
|Trip without a Ticket (1968): The Diggers||p. 173|
|You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows (1969)||p. 178|
|Bringing the War Home||p. 182|
|New Buffalo: Journals from a Taos Commune (1971)||p. 188|
|The Intoxicated State/Illegal Nation||p. 195|
|Struggles Over Gender and Sexual Liberation||p. 209|
|The Creation of a Feminist Consciousness||p. 212|
|Statement of Purpose (1966): The National Organization for Women||p. 218|
|No More Miss America (1968): Robin Morgan and New York Radical Women||p. 223|
|!Soy Chicana Primero! (1971)||p. 226|
|What's Wrong with "Equal Rights" for Women? (1972)||p. 230|
|Roe v. Wade (1973)||p. 238|
|Gay Is Good (1970)||p. 242|
|Sexual Revolution(s)||p. 246|
|Age of Uncertainty||p. 261|
|The Forgotten American (1969)||p. 263|
|Taken Hostage||p. 283|
|The "Crisis of Confidence" Speech: President Carter's Address to the Nation (1979)||p. 293|
|Misery Index||p. 298|
|A New Era of Conservatism||p. 299|
|The Politics of Anger, 1963-1968||p. 301|
|Piety and Property: Conservatism and Right-Wing Movements in the Twentieth Century||p. 316|
|The Religious Right and the New Republican Party||p. 329|
|America's Right Turn||p. 336|
|"The Second American Revolution": President Reagan's State of the Union Address (1985)||p. 341|
|The Republican Contract with America (1994)||p. 346|
|The United States and the World in the Post-Cold War Era||p. 349|
|From the Persian Gulf War to Iraq and Afghanistan: Confronting the Post-Cold War World||p. 353|
|The "Axis of Evil" Speech: President Bush's State of the Union Address (2002)||p. 378|
|Image of the United States (2005): Pew Global Attitudes Project||p. 381|
|"Why the World Is Flat": Interview with Thomas Friedman||p. 390|
|Top Ten Reasons to Oppose the World Trade Organization (2004): Global Exchange||p. 396|
|The Changing Shape of American Society||p. 401|
|A More Perfect Union (2008)||p. 403|
|9 Principles, 12 Values (2009): Glenn Beck, The 9.12 Project||p. 413|
|Our Gigantic Experiment with Planet Earth||p. 415|
|The New Immigration: United States Census Bureau||p. 419|
|Great Expectations (2004): Stephanie Coontz||p. 425|
|The American People in the Early Twenty-first Century||p. 428|
|Suggestions for Further Reading||p. 431|
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