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Major problems in American history since 1945 : documents and essays / edited by Robert Griffith.

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextSeries: Major problems in American history seriesPublication details: Lexington, Mass. : D.C. Heath, c1992.ISBN:
  • 0669196258
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 973.92 20
LOC classification:
  • E743
Contents:
Ch. 1. World War II and the Origins of Postwar America. The Origins of the Postwar International System / Thomas G. Paterson. The Roots of Postwar Politics / Alan Wolfe. The Social Politics of Race and Gender / William H. Chafe -- Ch. 2. The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan. President Harry S. Truman's Advisers Discuss the Atomic Bomb, May 1945. Atomic Scientists Urge an Alternative Course, June 1945. U.S. Science Advisers Endorse Dropping the Bomb, June 1945. General Leslie Groves Reports on a Successful Test, July 1945. President Truman Discusses the Bomb at Potsdam, July 1945. A Japanese Student Recalls the Moment the Bomb Exploded, August 1945. The U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey Concludes That the Bomb Was Unnecessary, 1946. Shortening the War and Saving Lives / Herbert Feis. The Bomb as a Weapon of Diplomacy / Martin J. Sherwin. The Bomb as a Technology of Death / Michael S. Sherry -- Ch. 3. The Cold War Begins. President Harry S. Truman and His Advisers Debate U.S. Policy Toward the U.S.S.R., 1945. Russian Premier Joseph Stalin Defends Soviet Policy in Eastern Europe, 1945. Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace Urges a Conciliatory Approach, 1946. White House Aide Clark M. Clifford Summarizes the Case for the Hard Line, 1946. The Truman Doctrine, 1947. Under Secretary of State Dean Acheson Calls for Economic Aid to Europe, 1947. The President's Advisers Urge Military Expansion, 1950. Making the World Safe for American Capitalism / Joyce Kolko and Gabriel Kolko. Soviet Unilateralism and the Origins of the Cold War / John Lewis Gaddis. The Truman Doctrine and the Rise of American Globalism / Melvyn P. Leffler -- Ch. 4. Truman, Eisenhower, and the Transformation of American Politics 1945-1960. White House Aide Clark M. Clifford Advises President Harry S. Truman 1947. President Truman Campaigns for the Presidency, 1948. A Left-Wing Critic Assesses the Fair Deal, 1949. The American Medical Association Plans an Attack on "Socialized Medicine," 1949. Governor Thomas E. Dewey and Dwight D. Eisenhower Discuss Presidential Politics, 1949. Senator Joseph McCarthy Denounces the Democrats, 1950. Television and the Selling of the President, 1956. President Eisenhower Warns of the Military-Industrial Complex, 1961. Harry Truman and the New Cold War Liberalism / Alonzo L. Hamby. Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Corporate Commonwealth / Robert Griffith -- Ch. 5. American Society in the 1950s. U.S. Business Celebrates the "Miracle of America," 1948. A Report on the Baby Boom, 1954. Life Magazine Identifies the New Teen-age Market, 1959. Governor Adlai Stevenson Describes a Woman's Place, 1955. Economist John Kenneth Galbraith Examines Poverty in the "Affluent Society," 1958. A Beat Poet Waits for the Real America, 1958. The Proud Decade / John Patrick Diggins. The Precarious Prosperity of People's Capitalism / Douglas T. Miller and Marion Nowak -- Ch. 6. John F. Kennedy, the Cuban Revolution, and the Cold War. Fidel Castro Denounces U.S. Policy Toward Cuba, 1960. President John F. Kennedy Calls for an Alliance for Progress, 1961. A Board of Inquiry Reports on the Bay of Pigs, 1961. A Senate Committee Investigates U.S. Plots to Assassinate Castro, 1960-1965. President Kennedy and His Advisers Debate Options in the Missile Crisis, 1962. President Kennedy Addresses the Nation on the Missile Crisis, 1962. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev Appeals to President Kennedy, 1962. Kennedy's Fixation with Cuba / Thomas G. Paterson. Kennedy's Triumph at the Brink / Raymond L. Garthoff -- Ch. 7. Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the Welfare State. Michael Harrington Describes the "Other America," 1962. President Lyndon B. Johnson Declares War on Poverty, 1964. A Conservative Extols Work, Family, and Faith, 1981. Living In Poverty, 1959-1989: A Graphic. Homeless Children Speak, 1986,1987. In the Defense of the Great Society / Sar A. Levitan and Robert Taggart. The Poverty of the Great Society / Charles Murray. Challenging the Great Society's Conservative Critics / Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward -- Ch. 8. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for African-American Equality. The New York Time Records a Murder in Georgia, 1946. Malcom X Recalls Getting a "Conk," 1964. Brown v. Board of Education, 1954. Franklin McCain Remembers the First Sit-ins, 1960. Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream," 1963. Stokely Carmichael Explains "Black Power," 1967. A Senate Committee Reports on the FBI's Campaign Against Martin Luther King, Jr., 1976. Police and Fire Department Logs Record an Urban Riot, 1967. King as Disturber of the Peace / Vincent Gordon Harding. The African-American Struggle as an Unfinished Revolution / William H. Chafe -- Ch. 9. Vietnam and the Crisis of American Empire. The Vietnamese Declare Their Independence, 1945. State Department Advisers Debate U.S. Support for the French in Vietnam, 1949. The Geneva Agreements, 1954. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 1964. President Lyndon Johnson's Advisers Debate Expanding the War, 1965. War Stories as Told by the Combatants, Collected 1981. Wrong, Rambo! A Vietnam Veteran Looks Back, 1985. The Cold War and American Intervention In Vietnam / George McT. Kahin. The Meaning of Vietnam / George Herring -- Ch. 10. The New Left and the Politics of the 1960s. The Port Huron Statement, 1963. Jerry Rubin: Self-Portrait of a Child of "Amerika," 1970. The Weathermen's Call for Revolution: "You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows," 1969. A Senate Committee Probes the FBI's Secret Campaign Against the New Left, 1976. A Student Survivor Recalls the Tragedy at Kent State, 1970. Raymond Mungo Searches for a New Age at Total Loss Farm, 1970. The Sixties: Goodbye to All That / Peter Collier and David Horowitz. The Sixties: Times of Greatness and Wonder / Tom Hayden. The Contradictory Legacy of the Sixties / Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin -- Ch. 11. From the Feminine Mystique to the New Feminism. Betty Friedan on the Problem That Has No Name, 1963. NOW Statement of Purpose, 1966. Two Women Activists Consider Women's Role in the Civil-Rights. Movement and the New Left, 1965. Feminists Affirm Women's Right to Control Their Own Bodies, 1973. The Supreme Court Rules on Abortion: Roe v. Wade, 1973. Jerry Falwell Sees a Threat to the American Family, 1980. Ellen Goodman Contrasts Two Generations of Women's Lives, 1989. The Origins of the New Feminism / Elaine Tyler May. Sexual Liberalism and the New Feminism / John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman -- Ch. 12. Richard M. Nixon, Watergate, and the Crisis of the "Imperial" Presidency. Richard M. Nixon on Being President, 1972. White House Counsel John W. Dean III Presents the "Enemies List," 1971. President Richard M. Nixon Discusses the Watergate Break-in with Aide H. R. Haldeman, 1972. Senator Sam J. Ervin on Watergate, 1974. President Nixon's Farewell, 1974. Escaping Watergate: A Revisionist View of the Nixon Presidency / James A. Neuchterlein. The Inescapability of Watergate / Stanley I. Kutler -- Ch. 13. Growth, Technology, and the Fate of the Earth. Rachel Carson Warns of a Silent Spring, 1962. An Environmental Activist Foresees Ecological Catastrophe, 1970. Barry Commoner Outlines the Four Laws of Ecology, 1971. Secretary of the Interior James G. Watt on Economic Development in the Environment, 1981. A Worst-Case Forecast for the Greenhouse Effect, 1988. From Conservation to the New Environmentalism / Samuel P. Hays. Environmental Politics and the Fate of the Earth / Barry Commoner -- Ch. 14. Politics and Society in the Reagan Era. President Jimmy Carter and the Crisis of the American Spirit, 1979. Presidential Candidate Ronald Reagan Calls for New Economic Policies, 1980. A New Right Activist Explains Conservative Successes, 1980. President Reagan on America's Spiritual Reawakening, 1983. Jesse Jackson Celebrates Common Ground and the Rainbow Coalition, 1988. President George Bush Seeks a Kinder, Gentler Nation, 1989.
The "Reagan Revolution" as a Revolution from Above / Thomas Byrne Edsall. Reaganomics in the Great U-Turn / Bennett Harrison and Barry Bluestone -- Ch. 15. Beyond the Cold War: American Foreign Policy in the Reagan-Bush Era. President Ronald Reagan on Russia as an "Evil Empire," 1983. A Congressional Committee Reports on "Irangate," 1987. U.S. Military Spending, 1980-1990: A Graphic. Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev Charts a New Direction for the U.S.S.R., 1988. The New York Times Announces the End of the Cold War, 1989. President George Bush Proclaims a New World Order, 1990. Ronald Reagan's Cold War Victory / John Lewis Gaddis. After the Cold War / Richard J. Barnet.
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Ch. 1. World War II and the Origins of Postwar America. The Origins of the Postwar International System / Thomas G. Paterson. The Roots of Postwar Politics / Alan Wolfe. The Social Politics of Race and Gender / William H. Chafe -- Ch. 2. The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan. President Harry S. Truman's Advisers Discuss the Atomic Bomb, May 1945. Atomic Scientists Urge an Alternative Course, June 1945. U.S. Science Advisers Endorse Dropping the Bomb, June 1945. General Leslie Groves Reports on a Successful Test, July 1945. President Truman Discusses the Bomb at Potsdam, July 1945. A Japanese Student Recalls the Moment the Bomb Exploded, August 1945. The U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey Concludes That the Bomb Was Unnecessary, 1946. Shortening the War and Saving Lives / Herbert Feis. The Bomb as a Weapon of Diplomacy / Martin J. Sherwin. The Bomb as a Technology of Death / Michael S. Sherry -- Ch. 3. The Cold War Begins. President Harry S. Truman and His Advisers Debate U.S. Policy Toward the U.S.S.R., 1945. Russian Premier Joseph Stalin Defends Soviet Policy in Eastern Europe, 1945. Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace Urges a Conciliatory Approach, 1946. White House Aide Clark M. Clifford Summarizes the Case for the Hard Line, 1946. The Truman Doctrine, 1947. Under Secretary of State Dean Acheson Calls for Economic Aid to Europe, 1947. The President's Advisers Urge Military Expansion, 1950. Making the World Safe for American Capitalism / Joyce Kolko and Gabriel Kolko. Soviet Unilateralism and the Origins of the Cold War / John Lewis Gaddis. The Truman Doctrine and the Rise of American Globalism / Melvyn P. Leffler -- Ch. 4. Truman, Eisenhower, and the Transformation of American Politics 1945-1960. White House Aide Clark M. Clifford Advises President Harry S. Truman 1947. President Truman Campaigns for the Presidency, 1948. A Left-Wing Critic Assesses the Fair Deal, 1949. The American Medical Association Plans an Attack on "Socialized Medicine," 1949. Governor Thomas E. Dewey and Dwight D. Eisenhower Discuss Presidential Politics, 1949. Senator Joseph McCarthy Denounces the Democrats, 1950. Television and the Selling of the President, 1956. President Eisenhower Warns of the Military-Industrial Complex, 1961. Harry Truman and the New Cold War Liberalism / Alonzo L. Hamby. Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Corporate Commonwealth / Robert Griffith -- Ch. 5. American Society in the 1950s. U.S. Business Celebrates the "Miracle of America," 1948. A Report on the Baby Boom, 1954. Life Magazine Identifies the New Teen-age Market, 1959. Governor Adlai Stevenson Describes a Woman's Place, 1955. Economist John Kenneth Galbraith Examines Poverty in the "Affluent Society," 1958. A Beat Poet Waits for the Real America, 1958. The Proud Decade / John Patrick Diggins. The Precarious Prosperity of People's Capitalism / Douglas T. Miller and Marion Nowak -- Ch. 6. John F. Kennedy, the Cuban Revolution, and the Cold War. Fidel Castro Denounces U.S. Policy Toward Cuba, 1960. President John F. Kennedy Calls for an Alliance for Progress, 1961. A Board of Inquiry Reports on the Bay of Pigs, 1961. A Senate Committee Investigates U.S. Plots to Assassinate Castro, 1960-1965. President Kennedy and His Advisers Debate Options in the Missile Crisis, 1962. President Kennedy Addresses the Nation on the Missile Crisis, 1962. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev Appeals to President Kennedy, 1962. Kennedy's Fixation with Cuba / Thomas G. Paterson. Kennedy's Triumph at the Brink / Raymond L. Garthoff -- Ch. 7. Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the Welfare State. Michael Harrington Describes the "Other America," 1962. President Lyndon B. Johnson Declares War on Poverty, 1964. A Conservative Extols Work, Family, and Faith, 1981. Living In Poverty, 1959-1989: A Graphic. Homeless Children Speak, 1986,1987. In the Defense of the Great Society / Sar A. Levitan and Robert Taggart. The Poverty of the Great Society / Charles Murray. Challenging the Great Society's Conservative Critics / Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward -- Ch. 8. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for African-American Equality. The New York Time Records a Murder in Georgia, 1946. Malcom X Recalls Getting a "Conk," 1964. Brown v. Board of Education, 1954. Franklin McCain Remembers the First Sit-ins, 1960. Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream," 1963. Stokely Carmichael Explains "Black Power," 1967. A Senate Committee Reports on the FBI's Campaign Against Martin Luther King, Jr., 1976. Police and Fire Department Logs Record an Urban Riot, 1967. King as Disturber of the Peace / Vincent Gordon Harding. The African-American Struggle as an Unfinished Revolution / William H. Chafe -- Ch. 9. Vietnam and the Crisis of American Empire. The Vietnamese Declare Their Independence, 1945. State Department Advisers Debate U.S. Support for the French in Vietnam, 1949. The Geneva Agreements, 1954. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 1964. President Lyndon Johnson's Advisers Debate Expanding the War, 1965. War Stories as Told by the Combatants, Collected 1981. Wrong, Rambo! A Vietnam Veteran Looks Back, 1985. The Cold War and American Intervention In Vietnam / George McT. Kahin. The Meaning of Vietnam / George Herring -- Ch. 10. The New Left and the Politics of the 1960s. The Port Huron Statement, 1963. Jerry Rubin: Self-Portrait of a Child of "Amerika," 1970. The Weathermen's Call for Revolution: "You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows," 1969. A Senate Committee Probes the FBI's Secret Campaign Against the New Left, 1976. A Student Survivor Recalls the Tragedy at Kent State, 1970. Raymond Mungo Searches for a New Age at Total Loss Farm, 1970. The Sixties: Goodbye to All That / Peter Collier and David Horowitz. The Sixties: Times of Greatness and Wonder / Tom Hayden. The Contradictory Legacy of the Sixties / Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin -- Ch. 11. From the Feminine Mystique to the New Feminism. Betty Friedan on the Problem That Has No Name, 1963. NOW Statement of Purpose, 1966. Two Women Activists Consider Women's Role in the Civil-Rights. Movement and the New Left, 1965. Feminists Affirm Women's Right to Control Their Own Bodies, 1973. The Supreme Court Rules on Abortion: Roe v. Wade, 1973. Jerry Falwell Sees a Threat to the American Family, 1980. Ellen Goodman Contrasts Two Generations of Women's Lives, 1989. The Origins of the New Feminism / Elaine Tyler May. Sexual Liberalism and the New Feminism / John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman -- Ch. 12. Richard M. Nixon, Watergate, and the Crisis of the "Imperial" Presidency. Richard M. Nixon on Being President, 1972. White House Counsel John W. Dean III Presents the "Enemies List," 1971. President Richard M. Nixon Discusses the Watergate Break-in with Aide H. R. Haldeman, 1972. Senator Sam J. Ervin on Watergate, 1974. President Nixon's Farewell, 1974. Escaping Watergate: A Revisionist View of the Nixon Presidency / James A. Neuchterlein. The Inescapability of Watergate / Stanley I. Kutler -- Ch. 13. Growth, Technology, and the Fate of the Earth. Rachel Carson Warns of a Silent Spring, 1962. An Environmental Activist Foresees Ecological Catastrophe, 1970. Barry Commoner Outlines the Four Laws of Ecology, 1971. Secretary of the Interior James G. Watt on Economic Development in the Environment, 1981. A Worst-Case Forecast for the Greenhouse Effect, 1988. From Conservation to the New Environmentalism / Samuel P. Hays. Environmental Politics and the Fate of the Earth / Barry Commoner -- Ch. 14. Politics and Society in the Reagan Era. President Jimmy Carter and the Crisis of the American Spirit, 1979. Presidential Candidate Ronald Reagan Calls for New Economic Policies, 1980. A New Right Activist Explains Conservative Successes, 1980. President Reagan on America's Spiritual Reawakening, 1983. Jesse Jackson Celebrates Common Ground and the Rainbow Coalition, 1988. President George Bush Seeks a Kinder, Gentler Nation, 1989.

The "Reagan Revolution" as a Revolution from Above / Thomas Byrne Edsall. Reaganomics in the Great U-Turn / Bennett Harrison and Barry Bluestone -- Ch. 15. Beyond the Cold War: American Foreign Policy in the Reagan-Bush Era. President Ronald Reagan on Russia as an "Evil Empire," 1983. A Congressional Committee Reports on "Irangate," 1987. U.S. Military Spending, 1980-1990: A Graphic. Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev Charts a New Direction for the U.S.S.R., 1988. The New York Times Announces the End of the Cold War, 1989. President George Bush Proclaims a New World Order, 1990. Ronald Reagan's Cold War Victory / John Lewis Gaddis. After the Cold War / Richard J. Barnet.