Major Problems in American History Since 1945: Documents and Essays

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Robert Griffith, Paula C. Baker
Houghton Mifflin, Jan 1, 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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Fascinating. Letters from major world leders concerning various events in their lifetimes, the turnaround of American perspective against the USSR after having been allied to them in WWII, the fear of the Atom bobm. The Cold War from those who dictated it. Read full review


Thomas G Paterson The Origins of the Postwar International System
Alan Brinkley The Legacies of World War II
U S Science Advisers Endorse Dropping the Bomb June 1945

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About the author (2001)

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).

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