In this lively and provocative synthesis, distinguished historian Glen Jeansonne explores the people and events that shaped America in the decades since World War II. Comprehensive in scope, A Time of Paradox offers a balanced look at the political, diplomatic, social and cultural developments of the post-war period, while focusing on the diverse and sometimes contradictory human experiences that characterized this dynamic era.
Glen Jeansonne is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is the author of Women of the Far Right: The Mothers' Movement and World War II, Transformation and Reaction: America, 1921-1945 and Gerald L. K. Smith: Minister of Hate.
Prologue Part I: An Era of Uncertainty, 1945-1968 Chapter 1: The Fair Deal and the Cold War, 1945-1952 Chapter 2: Peace and Peril, 1953-1960 Chapter 3: The Affluent Society Chapter 4: Cultural Dissent Chapter 5: New Frontiers, New Anxieties at Home, 1961-1968 Chapter 6: Foreign Anxieties, 1961-1968 Bibliographic Essay Part II: An Era of Diversity, since 1969 Chapter 7: The Nixon Years, 1969-1974 Chapter 8: Healing and Malaise: The Ford and Carter Administrations Chapter 9: The Reagan Rebellion Chapter 10: A Culture of Diversity Chapter 11: "Can We All Get Along?": The Soul of the Nation Chapter 12: From George Bush to George W. Bush Postlude: The Presidency of George W. Bush Bibliographic Essay Epilogue: A Time of Paradox