Major problems in American history since 1945: documents and essays

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Houghton Mifflin, 2001 - History - 572 pages
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This text presents a carefully selected group of readings—on topics such as the Cold War and Watergate—organized to allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

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This was my main textbook for American History. Overall, I really got a lot out of it. It's definitely important to have some supplementary materials as the primary source documents and point-of-view ... Read full review

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The book is divided into section dealing with the Cold War, Emergence of mass consumption, Kennedy, Civil Rights, The Great Society, Radicalism, Women's Liberation, Vietnam, the conservative movement ... Read full review

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Thomas G Paterson The Origins of the Postwar International System
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Alan Brinkley The Legacies of World War II
34
U S Science Advisers Endorse Dropping the Bomb June 1945
40
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Robert Griffith, Professor of History at American University, received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A specialist of the history of the United States since 1945, he is the author of "The Politics of Fear: Joseph R. McCarthy and the Senate" (1970).

Paula Baker is an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her PhD from Rutgers University. Dr. Baker is the author of "The Moral Frameworks of Public Life" (1991) and numerous essays on political history, women's history, and the social sciences.

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