Book by Chafe William Henry
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William H. Chafe is Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History at Duke University. He is the author or coeditor of several books, including Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South (2008), The Rise and Fall of the American Century: The United States from 1890-2009 (OUP, 2007), A History of Our Time: Readings on Postwar America, Seventh Edition (OUP, 2007), Private Lives/Public Consequences: Personality and Politics in Modern America (2005), and Never Stop Running: Allard K. Lowenstein and the Struggle to Save American Liberalism (1998). He is a former president of the Organization of American Historians and his books have been recognized with the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award (1981), the Sidney Hillman Book Award (1994), and the Lillian Smith Book Award (2003).Présentation de l'éditeur :
This popular and classic text chronicles America's roller-coaster journey through the decades since World War II. Considering both the paradoxes and the possibilities of post-war America, Chafe portrays the significant cultural and political themese which have coloured the country's past and present, including issues of race, class, gender, foreign policy, and economic and social reform.
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Description du livre Oxford University Press, USA, 1985. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0195036395
Description du livre Oxford University Press, 1985. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 195036395
Description du livre Oxford University Press, 1985. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110195036395
Description du livre Oxford University Press, 1985. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Prize-winning historian William Chafe here offers a vibrant chronicle of America's roller-coaster journey of the past forty years. Since World War II, the U.S. has witnessed both stunning progress and profound social divisions. The economy boomed, suburbia blossomed, college became the norm for half the younger population, and social liberation movements swept away ancient barriers of racial and sexual discrimination. Yet in the midst of affluence, poverty remained a blight affecting a fifth of the nation; war and violence nearly tore America apart; and a new generation emerged with little hope of change for the future, convinced that belief in reform was naive and romantic. Proceeding from the Cold War chill of the 1950s to the heated social protests of the '60s, Chafe shows how the conflicting forces in American life led to a turning point in 1968 and the ascendancy of a conservative coalition. Though set back by Watergate, this coalition re-emerged triumphant with the election of Ronald Reagan and was reigning supreme by the mid-1980s--even though in its midst lay enormous problems of inequality that have yet to be solved. Chafe brings our recent history alive in this gripping, brilliantly written narrative. As he highlights the paradoxes of postwar reform and reaction, he shows with cogency and passion how things might have been different. About the Author William H. Chafe is Professor History at Duke University. He is author of several books, among them Civilities and Civil Rights, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and the Mayflower Prize in 1981. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_0195036395