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Postwar America: A Student Companion


It features:

--Brief biographical vignettes of notable political and civil leaders, from Eleanor Roosevelt to Newt Gingrich
--Insightful portraits of prominent cultural icons, from Allen Ginsburg and Elvis to Billy Graham and Jackie Robinson
--Informative analyses of major political events, from the Yalta Conference and the Cuban Missile Crisis to Watergate
--Brief histories of pivotal armed conflicts, from the Korean War and the invasion of Lebanon to the Persian Gulf War
--Articles on social and cultural milestones, from Woodstock to suburban migration to the World Wide Web

--Summaries of such crucial documents as the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, and the Equal Rights Amendment
--Descriptions of groundbreaking legal cases, such as Roe v. Wade, Miranda v. Arizona, and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
--Profiles of major civil rights movements, such as black nationalism and feminism
--Explanations of political and social concepts, such as affirmative action, consumer culture, and McCarthyism
--Authoritative accounts of momentous episodes spurred by social protest, such as the Montgomery bus boycott and the Kent State University

--Further reading lists and cross-references following each entry
--A detailed chronology

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