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Postwar America
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816071810
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7181-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $50.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 07/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 973
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 304

Summary

The period following World War II was marked by great social change as a result of the civil rights movement, the feminist movement, and the youth opposition to the Vietnam War. The threat of nuclear annihilation and the cold war created a widespread sense of fear for many Americans, defining this as one of America's most tumultuous historical periods. Technological advancements, such as the home TV set and the microwave, transformed peoples’ daily lives, while the growth of the defense and aerospace industries increased America’s dominance as a “super power” in the international sphere. Overall, this period set the stage for modern America as we know it.

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Further reading lists. Box features.

About the Author(s)

General editor Rodney P. Carlisle earned his B.A. in history from Harvard and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of California in Berkeley. He is a former chair of the history department at Rutgers University in Camden, where he taught for more than 30 years, specializing in 20th-century history. Carlisle is now professor emeritus there. He has written and edited many articles and more than 10 books on history, including The Thirties in Facts On File’s Day by Day series.

Reviews and Awards

"...provides an understanding of these two pivotal decades and the dizzying magnitude of changes they brought to American life."


American Reference Books Annual

"Recommended."


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