eBook Postwar America (1945 to the Present): An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History, 1st Edition

  • James Ciment
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  • ISBN-10: 0765682532
  • ISBN-13: 9780765682536
  • DDC: 973.9203
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2008 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

From the outbreak of the Cold War to the early twenty-first century, the period in American history since World War II has been filled with momentous events and major change. Diplomatically, economically, politically, and culturally, the United States has emerged as the world's last remaining superpower, while encountering new challenges around the globe. On the domestic front, the postwar era has witnessed some of the most turbulent and prosperous years in U.S. history. Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History provides detailed and up-to-date coverage of the remarkable developments in U.S. affairs during this period, as well as their far-reaching effects on the rest of the world. More than five hundred A-Z entries shed light on notable events, movements, organizations, geographical locations, concepts, and artistic, cultural, and scientific trends. Sidebars highlight colorful figures, telling incidents, and other items of special interest; and Cultural Landmark entries detail the music, literature, arts, and cultural history of the era, decade by decade. A rich collection of photographs helps bring the era to life, and a Master Bibliography provides a comprehensive reference resource for further investigation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Postwar America: Table of Contents.
A-Z Entries.
1: Abortion.
2: Abscam.
3: Adams (Sherman) Scandal.
4: Advertising.
5: Affirmative Action.
6: Afghanistan War.
7: Agency for International Development.
8: Agricultural Workers.
9: Agriculture.
10: AIDS/HIV Crisis.
11: Air Pollution.
12: Air Traffic Controllers' Strike.
13: Alaskan Pipeline.
14: Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education (1969).
15: Alliances, Foreign.
16: Altamont Killings.
17: American Independent Party.
18: American Nazi Party.
19: AmeriCorps.
20: Anticommunism.
21: Anti-Nuclear Power Movement.
22: Antiwar Movement, Vietnam Era.
23: Apollo Program.
24: Architecture.
25: Arms Race.
26: Army-McCarthy Hearings.
27: Arts, Fine.
28: Arts Funding, Government.
29: Asian American Groups.
30: Atomic Weapons Testing.
31: Atoms for Peace.
32: Attica Prison Riot.
33: Automobile Culture.
34: Automobile Industry.
35: Baby Bells.
36: Baby Boom.
37: Baker (Bobby) Affair.
38: Bakke Decision (1978).
39: Ban the Bomb Movement.
40: Banking and Credit.
41: Baruch Plan.
42: Baseball.
43: Basketball.
44: Bay of Pigs.
45: Beauty, Fashion, and Cosmetics.
46: Beirut Bombings.
47: Berlin Airlift.
48: Berlin Wall.
49: Bicentennial Celebrations.
50: Billygate.
51: Birmingham Church Bombing.
52: Birth Control.
53: Bitburg, Reagan Visit to.
54: Black Muslims.
55: Black Panthers.
56: Black Power Movement.
57: Blackouts, Electrical.
58: Blue-Collar Workers.
59: Boland Amendments.
60: Bork Nomination.
61: Bosnia Intervention.
62: Boston Strangler Murders.
63: Boxing.
64: Bracero Program.
65: Brady Bill.
66: Brawley (Tawana) Affair.
67: Bricker Amendment.
68: Brown v. Board of Education (1954).
69: Busing.
70: Camp David Accords.
71: Campaign Finance.
72: Canada, Relations with.
73: Capital Punishment.
74: Caribbean, Relations with (Except Cuba).
75: Carter Doctrine.
76: Catonsville Nine.
77: Censorship.
78: Central America, Relations with.
79: Central Intelligence Agency.
80: Central Park Jogger.
81: Central Treaty Organization.
82: Chappaquiddick Affair.
83: Checkers Speech.
84: Chessman (Caryl) Affair.
85: Child Rearing.
86: China and Taiwan, Relations with.
87: Christian Coalition.
88: Christian Right.
89: Church Committee Hearings.
90: Citadel Affair.
91: Civil Liberties.
92: Civil Rights Act of 1964.
93: Civil Rights Legislation and Policy.
94: Civil Rights Movement, Through 1965.
95: Civil Rights Movement and Black Power, After 1965.
96: Classical Music.
97: Club of Rome Report.
98: College Sports.
99: Columbia University Protest.
100: Comic Books.
101: Comic Strips.
102: Committee to Re-elect the President.
103: Common Cause.
104: Communications Technologies.
105: Community Action Program.
106: Community Reinvestment Act.
107: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act.
108: Computers.
109: Congress.
110: Congress of Racial Equality.
111: Congressional Black Caucus.
112: Consciousness Raising.
113: Conservatism.
114: Conspiracy Theories.
115: Constitutional Amendments.
116: Consumer Culture.
117: Consumer Movement.
118: Containment.
119: Corporate Consolidation.
120: Counterculture.
121: Country and Western Music.
122: Courts.
123: Crack (Cocaine) Epidemic.
124: Credibility Gap.
125: Crime, Juvenile.
126: Crime, Organized.
127: Crime, Property.
128: Crime, Sexual.
129: Crime, Violent.
130: Criminal Law and Punishment.
131: Cuba, Relations with.
132: Cuban Missile Crisis.
133: Cults.
134: Dalkon Shield Controversy.
135: Dance.
136: Dance, Popular.
137: Day Care.
138: Death and Dying.
139: Defense Spending and Defense Industry.
140: Delaney Clause.
141: Democratic Party.
142: Department of Housing and Urban Development.
143: Diet and Food.
144: Disabled Americans.
145: Disco.
146: Displaced Persons Act.
147: Dixiecrats.
148: Dominican Republic Invasion.
149: Domino Theory.
150: Donora (Pennsylvania) Smog Episode.
151: Downsizing, Corporate.
152: Draft, Military.
153: Drug Culture.
154: Drug and alcohol Rehabilitation Programs.
155: Eagleton (Thomas) Affair.
156: Earth Day.
157: Eastern Europe, Relations with.
158: Economic Policy.
159: Education, Department of.
160: Education, Elementary and Secondary.
161: Education, Government Policy and.
162: Education, Higher.
163: Eisenhower Doctrine.
164: Election of 1946.
165: Election of 1948.
166: Election of 1952.
167: Election of 1956.
168: Election of 1960.
169: Election of 1964.
170: Election of 1968.
171: Election of 1972.
172: Election of 1976.
173: Election of 1980.
174: Election of 1984.
175: Election of 1988.
176: Election of 1992.
177: Election of 1994.
178: Election of 1996.
179: Election of 2000.
180: Election of 2004.
181: Election of 2006.
182: Election of 2008.
183: Election of 2010.
184: Electronics Industry.
185: Emily's List.
186: Employment Act of 1946.
187: Encounter Groups.
188: Endangered Species Act.
189: Enemies List.
190: Energy.
191: Energy, Department of.
192: Engel V. Vitale (1962).
193: Enron Bankruptcy.
194: Enterprise Zones.
195: Environmental Protection Agency.