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Freeman, Joshua Benjamin
American empire : the rise of a global power, the democratic revolution at home, 1945-2000 / Joshua B. Freeman
New York : Viking, 2012
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 3rd Floor  E741 .F69 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject 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-
Physical Description xiv, 530 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [483]-515) and index
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
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
Series Penguin history of the United States

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