9780195036398-0195036395-The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II

The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II

ISBN-13: 9780195036398
ISBN-10: 0195036395
Edition: 1st
Author: Chafe, William Henry
Publication date: 1985
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 528 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780195036398
ISBN-10: 0195036395
Edition: 1st
Author: Chafe, William Henry
Publication date: 1985
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 528 pages

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Acknowledged authors Chafe, William Henry wrote The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II comprising 528 pages back in 1985. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195036395 and 9780195036398. Since then The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Prize-winning historian William Chafe here offers a vibrant chronicle of America's roller-coaster journey of the past forty years.
Since World War II, the U.S. has witnessed both stunning progress and profound social divisions. The economy boomed, suburbia blossomed, college became the norm for half the younger population, and social liberation movements swept away ancient barriers of racial and sexual discrimination. Yet in the midst of affluence, poverty remained a blight affecting a fifth of the nation; war and violence nearly tore America apart; and a new generation emerged with little hope of change for the future, convinced that belief in reform was naive and romantic.
Proceeding from the Cold War chill of the 1950s to the heated social protests of the '60s, Chafe shows how the conflicting forces in American life led to a turning point in 1968 and the ascendancy of a conservative coalition. Though set back by Watergate, this coalition re-emerged triumphant with the election of Ronald Reagan and was reigning supreme by the mid-1980s--even though in its midst lay enormous problems of inequality that have yet to be solved.
Chafe brings our recent history alive in this gripping, brilliantly written narrative. As he highlights the paradoxes of postwar reform and reaction, he shows with cogency and passion how things might have been different.

About the Author

William H. Chafe is Professor History at Duke University. He is author of several books, among them Civilities and Civil Rights, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and the Mayflower Prize in 1981.

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