This popular and comprehensive anthology presents cogent, provocative articles from differing political perspectives on major issues in postwar America. In addition to selections by leading historians, the editors have assembled first-person accounts of various issues by those who havecontributed to the shaping of America's rich history, including Bill Clinton, Joseph McCarthy, Anne Moody, Robin Morgan and Phyllis Schlafly. Providing a balance of diverse political viewpoints, the documents include the voices of men and women of African American, European American, Asian Americanand Latino/a descent.The eighth edition has been considerably revised to update this anthology from 2008. Taking into consideration events of the last four years such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden, the editors have redrawn charts with the most up-to-date census data,revised old articles and added nine new selections including excerpts from Jeremy Varon, David Farber and President Barack Obama. The reorganized table of contents more easily lends itself to classroom discussions and assignments, while students will find the new section five, "Rebellion andCounterculture", enthralling with its enhanced coverage of the United States' long history of revolution. With the broader discussion of rights revolutions of race and ethnicity offered by the new selections, the eighth edition of A History of Our Time gives a clearer, more encompassing view of theUnited States' collective history.