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The South and America Since World War II

The South and America Since World War II

  • Author: James C. Cobb
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0195166515
  • Category: History
  • Page: 374
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With The South and America Since World War II, author James C. Cobb provides the first truly comprehensive history of the South since World War II. He brilliantly captures an era of dramatic change, both in the South and in its relationship with the rest of the nation. In this sweeping narrative, Cobb covers such diverse topics as "Dixiecrats," the "southern strategy," the South's domination of today's GOP, immigration, the national ascendance of southern culture and music, and the roles of women and an increasingly visible gay population in contemporary southern life. Beginning with the early stages of the civil rights struggle, Cobb discusses how the attack on Pearl Harbor set the stage for the demise of Jim Crow. He examines the NAACP's postwar assault on the South's racial system, the famous bus boycott in Montgomery, the emergence of Rev. Martin Luther King in the movement, and the dramatic protests and confrontations that finally brought profound racial changes, and two-party politics to the South. Cobb writes with wit and grace, showing a thorough grasp of his native region. Exhaustively researched and brimming with original insights, The South and America Since World War II offers the definitive history of the postwar South and its changing role in national life.

The Unfinished Journey

The Unfinished Journey

America Since World War II

  • Author: William Henry Chafe
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195150490
  • Category: History
  • Page: 596
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This popular 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 themes that have colored our country's past and present, including issues of race, class, gender, foreign policy, and economic and social reform. He examines such subjects as the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, the origins and the end of the Cold War, the culture of the 1970s, the Reagan years, the Clinton presidency, and the events of September 11th and their aftermath. In this edition, Chafe provides an insightful assessment of Clinton's legacy as president, particularly in light of his impeachment, and an entirely new chapter that examines the impact of two of America's most pivotal events of the twenty-first century: the 2000 presidential election turmoil and the September 11th terrorist attacks. Chafe puts forth an excellent account of George W. Bush's first year as president and also covers his subsequent role as a world leader following his administration's declared war on terrorism. The completely revised epilogue and updated bibliographic essay offer a compelling and controversial final commentary on America's past and its future. Brilliantly written by a prize-winning historian, the fifth edition of The Unfinished Journey is an essential text for all students of recent American history.

The Unfinished Journey, America Since World War II

The Unfinished Journey, America Since World War II

World history, United States

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1467257494
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 26
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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Unfinished Journey, America Since World War II. In this book, you will learn topics such as Truman and the Cold War, The Other Half of the Walnut Social Reform and Activism in the Postwar ..., The Paradox of Change American Society in the Postwar Years, and The Civil Rights Movement The Gods Bring Threads to Webs Begun plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Redefining Southern Culture

Redefining Southern Culture

Mind and Identity in the Modern South

  • Author: James Charles Cobb
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820321394
  • Category: History
  • Page: 251
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Cobb, "surveys the remarkable story of southern identity and its persistence in the face of sweeping changes in the South's economy, society and political structure."--dust jacket.

The Improbable Era

The Improbable Era

The South Since World War II

  • Author: Charles P. Roland
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813146194
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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In this concise yet comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and crisply written study, The Improbable Era places developments over the last three decades in Southern economics, politics, education, religion, the arts, and racial revolution into a disciplined framework that brings a measure of order to the perplexing chaos of this era of fundamental change in Southern life.

The USA and The World 2013

The USA and The World 2013

  • Author: David M. Keithly
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1475805047
  • Category: History
  • Page: 282
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USA and the World endeavors to describe not only what happened, but to put events in the context of the past and to criticize policy actions as appropriate. The result goes deeper than most of what appears in current publications.

Marching in Step

Marching in Step

Masculinity, Citizenship, and the Citadel in Post-World War II America

  • Author: Alexander Macaulay
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820338214
  • Category: History
  • Page: 308
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Combining the nuanced perspective of an insider with the critical distance of a historian, Alexander Macaulay examines The Citadel’s reactions to major shifts in postwar life, from the rise of the counterculture to the demise of the Cold War. The Citadel is widely considered one of the most traditional institutions in America and a bastion of southern conservatism. In Marching in Step Macaulay argues that The Citadel has actually experienced many changes since World War II—changes that often tell us as much about the United States as about the American South. Macaulay explores how The Citadel was often an undiluted showcase for national debates over who deserved full recognition as a citizen—most famously first for black men and later for women. As the boundaries regarding race, gender, and citizenship were drawn and redrawn, Macaulay says, attitudes at The Citadel reflected rather than stood apart from those of mainstream America. In this study of an iconic American institution, Macaulay also raises questions over issues of southern distinctiveness and sheds light on the South’s real and imagined relationship with the rest of America.

Georgia Odyssey

Georgia Odyssey

  • Author: James C. Cobb
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820335094
  • Category: History
  • Page: 200
  • View: 3956
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Georgia Odyssey is a lively survey of the state’s history, from its beginnings as a European colony to its current standing as an international business mecca, from the self-imposed isolation of its Jim Crow era to its role as host of the centennial Olympic Games and beyond, from its long reign as the linchpin state of the Democratic Solid South to its current dominance by the Republican Party. This new edition incorporates current trends that have placed Georgia among the country’s most dynamic and attractive states, fueled the growth of its Hispanic and Asian American populations, and otherwise dramatically altered its demographic, economic, social, and cultural appearance and persona. “The constantly shifting cultural landscape of contemporary Georgia,” writes James C. Cobb, “presents a jumbled panorama of anachronism, contradiction, contrast, and peculiarity.” A Georgia native, Cobb delights in debunking familiar myths about his state as he brings its past to life and makes it relevant to today. Not all of that past is pleasant to recall, Cobb notes. Moreover, not all of today’s Georgians are as unequivocal as the tobacco farmer who informed a visiting journalist in 1938 that “we Georgians are Georgian as hell.” That said, a great many Georgians, both natives and new arrivals, care deeply about the state’s identity and consider it integral to their own. Georgia Odyssey is the ideal introduction to our past and a unique and often provocative look at the interaction of that past with our present and future.

Business Environment:Test & Cases 2E

Business Environment:Test & Cases 2E

  • Author: Faul
  • Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9780070220928
  • Category: Business
  • Page: 490
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Africa, Asia, and South America Since 1800

Africa, Asia, and South America Since 1800

A Bibliographical Guide

  • Author: A. J. H. Latham
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719018770
  • Category: Africa
  • Page: 259
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A reference for graduate and undergraduate students presenting the bibliographic details and sometimes describing and evaluating the content of over 5,000 books in English, most published since 1945 and many quite recently, but also some earlier works of enduring importance. A section of works on all three continents is followed by sections on each, which first consider the continent as a whole, then each country, usually by chronological periods and topics such as economics, politics, and society. Indexed only by author and editor, but the table of contents is detailed enough to provide adequate access. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The South America Handbook

The South America Handbook

  • Author: Patrick Heenan,Monique Lamontagne
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135973210
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 350
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Creating the Modern South

Creating the Modern South

Millhands and Managers in Dalton, Georgia, 1884-1984

  • Author: Douglas Flamming
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807861464
  • Category: History
  • Page: 468
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In Creating the Modern South, Douglas Flamming examines one hundred years in the life of the mill and the town of Dalton, Georgia, providing a uniquely perceptive view of Dixie's social and economic transformation. "Beautifully written, it combines the rich specificity of a case study with broadly applicable synthetic conclusions.--Technology and Culture "A detailed and nuanced study of community development. . . . Creating the Modern South is an important book and will be of interest to anyone in the field of labor history.--Journal of Economic History "A rich and provocative study. . . . Its major contribution to our knowledge of the South is its careful account of the evolution and collapse of mill culture.--Journal of Southern History "Ambitious, and at times provocative, Creating the Modern South is a well-researched, highly readable, and engaging book.--Journal of American History

Into the Pulpit

Into the Pulpit

Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II

  • Author: Elizabeth H. Flowers
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807869988
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 280
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The debate over women's roles in the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative ascendance is often seen as secondary to theological and biblical concerns. Elizabeth Flowers argues, however, that for both moderate and conservative Baptist women--all of whom had much at stake--disagreements that touched on their familial roles and ecclesial authority have always been primary. And, in the turbulent postwar era, debate over their roles caused fierce internal controversy. While the legacy of race and civil rights lingered well into the 1990s, views on women's submission to male authority provided the most salient test by which moderates were identified and expelled in a process that led to significant splits in the Church. In Flowers's expansive history of Southern Baptist women, the "woman question" is integral to almost every area of Southern Baptist concern: hermeneutics, ecclesial polity, missionary work, church-state relations, and denominational history. Flowers's analysis, part of the expanding survey of America's religious and cultural landscape after World War II, points to the South's changing identity and connects religious and regional issues to the complicated relationship between race and gender during and after the civil rights movement. She also shows how feminism and shifting women's roles, behaviors, and practices played a significant part in debates that simmer among Baptists and evangelicals throughout the nation today.

Letters Home

Letters Home

From a World War Ii “Black Panther” Artilleryman

  • Author: Philip M. Coons
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9781475900828
  • Category: History
  • Page: 422
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During World War II, nothing connected a serviceman and his sweetheart back home like a handwritten letter. It was a link to hometo the life a soldier had left behind. In Letters Home, Philip M. Coons shares the almost daily letters that his father, Harold M. Coons, wrote to his mother, Margaret Richman Coons, during basic training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Camp Rucker, Alabama; and his subsequent deployment with the United States Armys 66th Division to the European Theater of Operations. Comprised of more than 500 letters, Coons traces his fathers remarkable journey from green soldier to seasoned vet and shares how this war affected the world on both a global and individual scale. As part of the 66th Division, Coons crossed the Atlantic on the HMS Britannic, stopped for a short while in southeastern England, crossed the English Channel on Christmas Eve, 1944, and ended his journey in Brittany, France. Here the 66th guarded the German submarine base pockets at LOrient and St. Nazaire. Through it all, Coons documents a soldiers daily life with its sometimes grueling days and nights, revealing moments of despair, hope, friendship, and courage within the midst of war. A poignant, intimate look at the on-the-ground experiences of a member of the Greatest Generation, Letters Home is a worthy addition to any World War II bookshelf.

Killing Hope

Killing Hope

US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II

  • Author: William Blum
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781842773697
  • Category: Intervention (International law)
  • Page: 469
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Is the United States a force for democracy? From China in the 1940s to Guatemala today, William Blum presents a comprehensive study of American covert and overt interference, by one means or another, in the internal affairs of other countries. Each chapter of the book covers a year in which the author takes one particular country case and tells the story - and each case throws light on particular US tactics of intervention.

King Cotton in Modern America

King Cotton in Modern America

A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945

  • Author: D. Clayton Brown
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 9781604737998
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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King Cotton in Modern America places the once kingly crop in historical perspective, showing how “cotton culture” was actually part of the larger culture of the United States despite many regarding its cultivation and sources as hopelessly backward. Leaders in the industry, acting through the National Cotton Council, organized the various and often conflicting segments to make the commodity a viable part of the greater American economy. The industry faced new challenges, particularly the rise of foreign competition in production and the increase of man-made fibers in the consumer market. Modernization and efficiency became key elements for cotton planters. The expansion of cotton- growing areas into the Far West after 1945 enabled American growers to compete in the world market. Internal dissension developed between the traditional cotton growing regions in the South and the new areas in the West, particularly over the USDA cotton allotment program. Mechanization had profound social and economic impacts. Through music and literature, and with special emphasis placed on the meaning of cotton to African Americans in the lore of Memphis’s Beale Street, blues music, and African American migration off the land, author D. Clayton Brown carries cotton’s story to the present.

Fighting Against the Odds

Fighting Against the Odds

A History of Southern Labor Since World War II

  • Author: Timothy J. Minchin,John David Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780813029795
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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"Drawing on a broad knowledge of primary sources and his own extensive archive of more than two hundred interviews with southern workers, Minchin offers an overview of the past seventy years of southern labor history in combination with a lively and intimate sense of the human experience. His oral histories include men and women, both black and white, who offer their insights not just on the workplace but also on their living conditions, political activities, and race relations."--Jacket.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 20: Social Class

  • Author: Larry J. Griffin,Peggy G. Hargis,Charles Reagan Wilson
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807882542
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 528
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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers a timely, authoritative, and interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to social class in the South from the colonial era to the present. With introductory essays by J. Wayne Flynt and by editors Larry J. Griffin and Peggy G. Hargis, the volume is a comprehensive, stand-alone reference to this complex subject, which underpins the history of the region and shapes its future. In 58 thematic essays and 103 topical entries, the contributors explore the effects of class on all aspects of life in the South--its role in Indian removal, the Civil War, the New Deal, and the civil rights movement, for example, and how it has been manifested in religion, sports, country and gospel music, and matters of gender. Artisans and the working class, indentured workers and steelworkers, the Freedmen's Bureau and the Knights of Labor are all examined. This volume provides a full investigation of social class in the region and situates class concerns at the center of our understanding of Southern culture.

Development and Democracy in the Southern Cone

Development and Democracy in the Southern Cone

Imperatives for U.S. Policy in South America

  • Author: Sidney Weintraub
  • Publisher: CSIS
  • ISBN: 9780892063628
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 95
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A member of the US Foreign Service from 1949 to 1975, Weintraub (political economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies) argues that the organization Mercosur is succeeding, despite recent setbacks, in its goal of encouraging market economies and representative democracy in southern South America. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Democracy Betrayed

Democracy Betrayed

The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy

  • Author: David S. Cecelski,Timothy B. Tyson
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 9780807847558
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 301
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This study draws together scholarship on the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and its aftermath. Contributors hope to draw attention to the tragedy, to honour its victims, and to bring a clear historical voice to the debate over its legacy.