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Author Freeman, Joshua Benjamin.
Title American empire : the rise of a global power, the democratic revolution at home, 1945-2000 / Joshua B. Freeman.
Published New York : Viking, 2012.
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 Floor2  E741 .F69 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description xiv, 530 p. ; 25 cm.
Series Penguin history of the United States.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [483]-515) and index.
Contents E pluribus unum -- Pax Americana (1945-1953). Power and politics ; Cold War ; Stalemate in Washington ; National security state -- The high tide of liberal democracy (1954-1974). Suburban nation ; "We the Union Army" ; "Hour of maximum danger" ; The democratic revolution ; Apocalypse now ; Sixties to Seventies, dreams to nightmares ; The end of the American century -- The resurrection of corporate capitalism (1975-1989). The landscape of decline ; The politics of stagnation ; The corporate revolution ; The Reagan revolution ; Cold War redux -- The new world order (1990-2000). "I'm running out of demons" ; Triangulation ; Living large -- America after 9/11.
Summary A compelling look at the movements and developments that propelled America to world dominance beginning in 1945 and moving through McCarthyism and Vietnam, from the Great Society to Morning in America.
Subject United States -- History -- 1945-
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1945-
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
ISBN 9780670023783
0670023787
OCLC number 759911260