The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II

Paperback | July 23, 2014

byWilliam H. Chafe

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Brilliantly written by a prize-winning historian, The Unfinished Journey, Eighth Edition, considers both the paradoxes and the possibilities of postwar America. William H. Chafe portrays the significant cultural and political themes that have colored our country's past and present, includingissues 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 rise of the New Right, the events of September 11th and their aftermath, andvarious presidencies.

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Brilliantly written by a prize-winning historian, The Unfinished Journey, Eighth Edition, considers both the paradoxes and the possibilities of postwar America. William H. Chafe portrays the significant cultural and political themes that have colored our country's past and present, includingissues of race, class, gender, foreign policy...

William H. Chafe is Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History at Duke University. He is the author or coeditor of several books, including A History of Our Time: Readings on Postwar America, Eighth Edition (OUP, 2011) and The Rise and Fall of the American Century: The United States from 1890-2009 (OUP, 2009). He is a former president of...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 23, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. The War Years2. Origins of the Cold War3. Truman and the Cold War4. "The Other Half of the Walnut"Social Reform and Activism in the Postwar Years5. The Paradox of ChangeAmerican Society in the Postwar Years6. The Civil Rights Movement"The Gods Bring Threads to Webs Begun"7. John F. KennedyThe Reality and the Myth8. LBJThe Trial of Consensus9. Vietnam-The Early Years10. "Lyndon's War"11. Coming Apart at Home12. 196813. "Bringing Us Together"14. An Era of Political Malaise15. A Divided Culture, a Divided Society16. The Reagan Years17. The 1990sA Referendum on the Post-World War II Years18. 2000 and Beyond19. Barack ObamaA Utopian Vision Confronts Political RealityEpilogueBibliographical EssayIndex