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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 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
  • View: 4846
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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.

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 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.

International Politics Since World War II

International Politics Since World War II

A Short History

  • Author: Charles L. Robertson
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9780765636362
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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The past half-century has seen many hopes raised and some dashed, a succession of fears and false alarms, and both triumphs and calamities that were almost entirely unexpected. This work offers a short but sweeping history of world politics since 1945: America's postwar pre-eminence and the hopes that attended the creation of the United Nations; the Cold War and the emergence of a volatile Third World; economic transformations and the twin threat of nuclear and ecological disaster; the crumbling of the Soviet system and the short-lived promise of a peaceful, prosperous and democratic new world. The author describes these momentous changes concisely in an effort to show how we got here from there and what we might have learned along the way.

Encyclopedia of Conflicts since World War II

Encyclopedia of Conflicts since World War II

  • Author: James Ciment,Kenneth Hill
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136596216
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 720
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This copiously illustrated A-Z reference presents the most in-depth information available about the various conflicts the world has endured, local, regional, and international, since World War II. Some 142 conflicts are discussed and analyzed. The Encyclopedia of Conflict since World War II, with its coverage of all the countries of the world, fills a critical need for clear, comprehensive explanations of events not covered in such detail in any other reference source. Entries end with an extensive bibliography; and the encyclopedia includes maps, chronologies, and a general bibliography, as well as an index designed to make the reader understand the correlation and relationships between individual conflicts.

America since World War II

America since World War II

historical interpretations

  • Author: Jean Christie,Leonard Dinnerstein
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 286
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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
  • View: 7227
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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

The African American Voice in U.S. Foreign Policy Since World War II

The African American Voice in U.S. Foreign Policy Since World War II

  • Author: Michael L. Krenn
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780815329596
  • Category: History
  • Page: 302
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This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Letters Home

Letters Home

From a World War II "Black Panther" Artilleryman

  • Author: Philip M. Coons,Harold M. Coons
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1475900813
  • Category: History
  • Page: 394
  • View: 2945
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Letters from Harold M. Coons to his mother during his training and service with the U.S. Army's 66th Division.

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
  • View: 337
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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.

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.

World History

World History

  • Author: William J. Duiker,Jackson J. Spielvogel
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1337401048
  • Category: History
  • Page: 992
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Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, compelling overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences of the human past, and identifies key patterns over time. Political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history -- presented in a chronological framework -- help students appreciate and understand the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. Themes (Science and Technology, Art and Ideas, Family and Society, Politics and Government, Earth and the Environment, Religion and Philosophy, and Interaction and Exchange), assist students in placing historical events and the contemporary world in a meaningful context. Available options: WORLD HISTORY, 9th Edition (Chapters 1-30); Volume I: To 1800 (Chapters 1-18); Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 14-30). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empires at War

Empires at War

A Short History of Modern Asia Since World War II

  • Author: Francis Pike
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857730290
  • Category: History
  • Page: 896
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Asia - with four billion people, almost two-thirds of the world’s population, a huge landmass and the fastest-growing economies - has in the past decade transformed the geopolitical global balance. Empires at War gives a dramatic narrative account of how this ‘Modern Asia’ came into being. Taking the bombing of Hiroshima on 6th August 1945 as its starting point, Francis Pike chronicles the modern fortunes of fourteen Asian countries. The iconic figures of post-World War II Asia - Mao, Gandhi, Nehru, Ho Chi Minh, Kim Il Sung, General MacArthur and Lord Mountbatten - figure prominently but so also do a great many lesser-known but pivotal figures. Francis Pike weaves the dramatic events and episodes of the region - the great battles between American and Soviet-backed forces in Korea and Vietnam but also episodes such as Indian ‘Partition’, Japan’s ‘Lost Decade’, Indonesia’s ‘Year of Living Dangerously’ and Cambodia’s ‘Killing Fields’ - into a coherent whole, which forms the essential guide to the history of modern Asia.

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.

Southern Civil Religions in Conflict

Southern Civil Religions in Conflict

Civil Rights and the Culture Wars

  • Author: Andrew Michael Manis
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press
  • ISBN: 9780865547858
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 219
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Back in print, revised, and enlarged to bring the discussion to the present, Manis shows how two conflicting civil religions emerged in the South during the civil rights movement, each with its own understanding of America's calling and destiny as a nation. Using black and white Baptists in the South as case studies, Manis interprets the civil rights movement as a civil religious conflict between southerners with opposing understandings of America. Originally published in 1987, this new, expanded edition further argues that the civil rights movement and its opposition, with their conflicting images and hopes for America, foreshadowed the ongoing "culture wars" of recent days. In the aftermath of World War II, citizens of every region drew together to affirm their common inheritance as a people and to celebrate the nation's military and moral victories. Such triumphs seemed to confirm America as a beacon to the nations, a "city on a hill." When America and particularly the South turned inward to think about "the American dilemma" of race, the South became a battlefield of conflicting civil faiths. The growing civil rights movement, calling on the nation to "live out the true meaning of its creed, " revealed within the South two separate civic creeds -- one based on freedom by law and equality under God; the other finding in the Constitution a guarantee of individual rights and in the Bible a divine sanction of segregation. Manis explores the southern reaction to civil rights through the words and actions of black and white Baptists, ministers, and laypersons whose rhetoric embodied the conflicting civil religions in the South. Responding to the Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Boardof Education, both black and white Baptists urged their fellow citizens to answer God's summons and help bring America to its God-given destiny. But as Brown gave way to the events of the civil rights movement, the segregationist dream of the Southland remaining "white man's country" was increasingly challenged as African Americans began, more militantly and more successfully, to claim the historic promise of the nation. Tracing the civil religious implications of the 1950s, Manis shows that as the civil rights movement divided Americans, desegregation became a crucial symbol for Americans who saw the nation as a land of equality and inclusion, as well as for Americans who continue to view America as properly and predominantly white and Protestant. In two new chapters, Manis connects this earlier conflict over civil religion and civil rights with what sociologist James D. Hunter called the "culture wars." In contrast to Hunter and others who have commented on it, Manis views the culture wars as centrally about the problem of race and difference in American life. What has broadened into partisan conflict about social issues such as prayer in schools, abortion, and family values, began as and largely remains at heart the question first raised by the civil rights debate: How racially diverse should America be?

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.