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Major Problems in American History Since 1945
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Major Problems in American History Since 1945 (Paperback)

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Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. This reader serves as the primary anthology for the introductory survey course, covering the subject's entire chronological span. Comprehensive topical coverage includes the Cold War, the cultural and political movements of the 60s, the return of conservatism, life in the new information age, and race and ethnicity.In the Third Edition, greater emphasis is placed on social and cultural history, and a new chapter focuses on 9/11, the war on terror, and the war in Iraq. Key pedagogical elements of the Major Problems format have been retained: 14-15 chapters per volume, chapter introductions, headnotes, and suggested readings.

Robert Griffith, Professor of History at American University, received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A specialist of the history of the United States since 1945, he is the author of The Politics of Fear: Joseph R. McCarthy and the Senate (1970). Paula Baker is an associate professor of history at Ohio State University. She received her PhD from Rutgers University. Dr. Baker is the author of The Moral Frameworks of Public Life (1991) and numerous essays on political history, women's history, and the social sciences.

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