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American empire : the rise of a global power, the democratic revolution at home, 1945-2000 / Joshua B. Freeman.

Author/Creator:
Freeman, Joshua Benjamin.
Publication:
New York : Viking, 2012.
Series:
Penguin history of the United States.
The Penguin history of the United States
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 530 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
United States -- History -- 1945-.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1945-.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-.
Summary:
A compelling look at the movements and developments that propelled America to world dominance beginning in 1945 and moving through McCarthyism and Vietnam, from the Great Society to Morning in America.
Contents:
E pluribus unum
Pax Americana (1945-1953). Power and politics ; Cold War ; Stalemate in Washington ; National security state
The high tide of liberal democracy (1954-1974). Suburban nation ; "We the Union Army" ; "Hour of maximum danger" ; The democratic revolution ; Apocalypse now ; Sixties to Seventies, dreams to nightmares ; The end of the American century
The resurrection of corporate capitalism (1975-1989). The landscape of decline ; The politics of stagnation ; The corporate revolution ; The Reagan revolution ; Cold War redux
The new world order (1990-2000). "I'm running out of demons" ; Triangulation ; Living large
America after 9/11.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [483]-515) and index.
ISBN:
9780670023783
0670023787
OCLC:
759911260
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