The World Split Open: How the Modern Women’s Movement Changed America, Revised Edition

Penguin Books - Using extensive archival research and interviews, Rosen challenges readers to understand the impact of the women's movement and to see why the revolution is far from over. Interweaving the personal with the political, she vividly evokes the events and people who participated in our era's most far-reaching social revolution.

. Rosen's fresh look at the recent past reveals fascinating but little-known information including how the FBI hired hundreds of women to infiltrate the movement. Penguin Putnam. The newly revised and updated edition in this enthralling narrative-the first of its kind-historian and journalist Ruth Rosen chronicles the history of the American women's movement from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present.





Major Problems in American History since 1945, 4e

Wadsworth - This reader serves as the primary anthology for the Post-1945 U. S. Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U. S. History course, 70s, comprehensive topical coverage includes the cold War; the cultural and political movements of the 50s, 60s, and 80s; Vietnam; the return of conservatism; globalization; life in the new information age; the post-Cold War era; and race and ethnicity.

In this way, a period that has received especially notable scholarly scrutiny in the last few years, this edition devotes far more attention to the 1970s, and to the period since the end of the Cold War. Cengage Learning. Key pedagogical elements of the Major Problems format have been retained: chapter introductions, headnotes, and suggested readings.

Major Problems in American History since 1945, 4e - The fourth edition extends its consideration of the period since the 1960s by adding two entirely new chapters and substantially reconfiguring others. History.





The Fifties

Ballantine Books - The fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. Halberstam offers portraits of not only the titans of the age: eisenhower dulles, oppenheimer, but also of harley earl, who mass-produced the American hamburger; Kemmons Wilson, who wrote Peyton Place; and "Goody" Pincus, who placed his Holiday Inns along the nation's roadsides; U-2 pilot Gary Francis Powers; Grace Metalious, who put fins on cars; Dick and Mac McDonald and Ray Kroc, MacArthur, and Nixon, Hoover, who led the team that invented the Pill.

A new york times bestseller cengage Learning.





The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II

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

He examines such subjects as the vietnam war, the origins and the end of the Cold War, the civil rights movement, the rise of the New Right, the culture of the 1970s, the events of September 11th and their aftermath, and various presidencies. Cengage Learning.





Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America

Anchor - Today, the nation’s physical plant is crumbling, the gap between the wealthy and everyone else has widened dramatically, and the inability to find decent work is a plague on a generation. Herbert’s combination of heartrending reporting and keen political analysis is the purest expression since the Occupy movement of the plight of the 99 percent.

The individuals and families who are paying the price of america’s bad choices in recent decades form the book’s emotional center: an exhausted high school student in Brooklyn who works the overnight shift in a factory at minimum wage to help pay her family’s rent; a twenty-four-year-old soldier from Peachtree City, Georgia, seemingly endless war; a young woman, only recently engaged, mismanaged, who loses both legs in a misguided, who suffers devastating injuries in a tragic bridge collapse in Minneapolis; and a group of parents in Pittsburgh who courageously fight back against the politicians who decimated funding for their children’s schools.

Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America - Herbert reminds us of a time in america when unemployment was low, and the nation’s wealth, by current standards, wages and profits were high, was distributed much more equitably. Searing and unforgettable, losing Our Way ultimately inspires with its faith in ordinary citizens to take back their true political power and reclaim the American dream.

Hope for america, he argues, lies in a concerted push to redress that political imbalance. From longtime new york times columnist bob herbert comes a wrenching portrayal of ordinary Americans struggling for survival in a nation that has lost its wayIn his eighteen years as an opinion columnist for The New York Times, Herbert championed the working poor and the middle class.

The portraits of those he encountered fuel his new book, Losing Our Way.





Freedom Summer

Oxford University Press - Mcadam discovered that during freedom summer, the volunteers' encounters with white supremacist violence and their experiences with interracial relationships, communal living, and a more open sexuality led many of them to "climb aboard a political and cultural wave just as it was forming and beginning to wash forward.

Many became activists in subsequent protests--including the antiwar movement and the feminist movement--and, most significantly, many of them have remained activists to this day. Brimming with the reminiscences of the freedom summer veterans, the terror that came with the explosions of violence, the camaraderie and conflicts they experienced among themselves, the book captures the varied motives that compelled them to make the journey south, and their assorted feelings about the lessons they learned.

Freedom Summer - In june 1964, over one thousand volunteers--most of them white, northern college students--arrived in Mississippi to register black voters and staff "freedom schools" as part of the Freedom Summer campaign organized by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Less dramatically, the volunteers encountered a "liberating" exposure to new lifestyles, but no less significantly, new political ideologies, and a radically new perspective on America and on themselves.

Films such as mississippi burning have attempted to document this episode in the civil rights era, but Doug McAdam offers the first book to gauge the impact of Freedom Summer on the project volunteers and the period we now call "the turbulent sixties. Tracking down hundreds of the original project applicants, the events, he has produced a riveting portrait of the people, and combining hard data with a wealth of personal recollections, and the era.

Within ten days, beatings, another had died and hundreds more had endured bombings, three of them were murdered; by the summer's end, and arrests.





Women's America: Refocusing the Past

Oxford University Press - Women's history. Now in its eighth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent developments in U. S. Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Cengage Learning.





Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era

Basic Books - Elaine tyler may demonstrated that the atomic Age and the Cold War shaped American life not just in national politics, but at every level of society, from the boardroom to the bedroom. A revised edition of the classic, myth-shattering exploration of American family life during the Cold War. When homeward bound first appeared in 1988, it forever changed how we understand Cold War America.

This new edition includes an updated introduction and a new epilogue examining the legacy of Cold War obsessions with personal and family security in the present day. Her notion of "domestic containment" is now the standard interpretation of the era, and Homeward Bound has become a classic. Cengage Learning.





Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class

The New Press - A wide-ranging cultural and political history that will forever redefine a misunderstood decade, Stayin’ Alive is prize-winning historian Jefferson Cowie’s remarkable account of how working-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s. New Press. In this edgy and incisive book—part political intrigue, with “an ear for the power and poetry of vernacular speech” Cleveland Plain Dealer, film and television lore—Cowie, with large doses of American music, part labor history, reveals America’s fascinating path from rising incomes and optimism of the New Deal to the widening economic inequalities and dampened expectations of the present.

Winner of the 2011 francis parkman prize from the society of american historians for the best book on american historyWinner of the 2011 Merle Curti Prize from the Organization of American Historians for the Best Book in American Social HistoryWinner of the 2011 Labor History Best Book PrizeWinner of the 2011 Best Book Award from the United Association for Labor Education Cengage Learning.





At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power

Vintage - New Press. The truth of who rosa parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written. In taking on this case, parks launched a movement that exposed a ritualized history of sexual assault against black women and added fire to the growing call for change.

Cengage Learning. Seven white men, ordered the young woman into their green Chevrolet, raped her, armed with knives and shotguns, and left her for dead. The president of the local nAACP branch office sent his best investigator and organizer--Rosa Parks--to Abbeville. In this groundbreaking and important book, recy taylor, who strolled toward home after an evening of singing and praying at the Rock Hill Holiness Church in Abbeville, Danielle McGuire writes about the rape in 1944 of a twenty-four-year-old mother and sharecropper, Alabama.

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power - Vintage Books. Groundbreaking, and courageous, controversial,  here is the story of Rosa Parks and Recy Taylor—a story that reinterprets the history of America's civil rights movement in terms of the sexual violence committed against black women by white men. Rosa parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement.





Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam

The University of North Carolina Press - That responsibility fell to the poor and the working class of America. Senator george mcgovern "Reminds us of the disturbing truth that some 80 percent of the 2. 5 million enlisted men who served in Vietnam--out of 27 million men who reached draft age during the war--came from working-class and impoverished backgrounds.

Vintage Books. The rich and the powerful may have supported the war initially, but they contributed little of themselves. Used book in Good Condition. No one can understand the complete tragedy of the American experience in Vietnam without reading this book. Deals especially well with the apparent paradox that the working-class soldiers' families back home mainly opposed the antiwar movement, and for that matter so with few exceptions did the soldiers themselves.

Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam - New york times book review "appy's treatment of the subject makes it clear to his readers--almost as clear as it became for the soldiers in Vietnam--that class remains the tragic dividing wall between Americans. Boston Globe Cengage Learning. New Press. Nothing so underscores the ambivalence and confusion of the American commitment as does the composition of our fighting forces.