On the edge: the U.S. since 1945

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Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, Jun 1, 2001 - Education - 327 pages
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This brief paperback covers the social, cultural, and political aspects of U.S. history from the end of World War II through the present. It includes special biographies and boxes on films of each era, as well as maps and photographs that bring each era to life. This interpretive textbook combines narrative and analytic history with a balanced perspective that covers elites and out-groups, liberals and conservatives, and modernists and traditionalists while explaining how technology, popular culture, and social innovation have affected mainstream life and institutions.

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David A. Horowitz is a professor of history at Portland State University. His books include "Beyond Left and Right: Insurgency and the Establishment" and the coauthored volume (with Peter Carroll), "On the Edge: The U.S. in the 20th Century."

Peter N. Carroll was born in Queens, New York, and received his B.A. from Queens College and his history Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He has taught the U.S. history survey course at the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota, and San Francisco State University; consulted on literally dozens of textbooks; and worked with survey course teachers for the National Faculty in the 1990s. He also works with his local high school's AP U.S. history survey course. He has also taught U.S. cultural and intellectual history at the University of Minnesota, Stanford University, the University of San Francisco, and the University of California at Berkeley. Carroll's publications include IT SEEMED LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED: AMERICA IN THE 1970S, rev. ed. (Rutgers University, 1990), KEEPING TIME: MEMORY, NOSTALGIA, AND THE ART OF HISTORY (University of Georgia Press, 1990), and AMERICANS IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR: THE ODYSSEY OF THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN BRIGADE (Stanford University Press, 1994). Carroll and his partner, author Jeannette Ferrary, live in Belmont, California.