The American Century: A History of the United States Since 1941: Volume 2 (7th New edition)

The American Century: A History of the United States Since 1941: Volume 2 (7th New edition)

By: Walter LaFeber (author), Richard Polenberg (author), Nancy Woloch (author)Paperback

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The new edition of this classic text for courses on recent U.S. history covers the story of contemporary America from World War II into the second decade of the twenty-first century with new coverage of the Obama presidency and the 2012 elections. Written by three highly respected scholars, the book seamlessly blends political, social, cultural, intellectual, and economic themes into an authoritative and readable account of our increasingly complex national story. The seventh edition retains its affordability and conciseness while continuing to add the most recent scholarship. Each chapter contains a special feature section devoted to cultural topics including the arts and architecture, sports and recreation, technology and education. Enhancing the students' learning experience is the addition of web links to each of these features to provide complementary visual study tools. An American Century instructor site provides instructors who adopt the book with high interest features--illustrations, photos, maps, quizzes, an elaboration of key themes in the book, PowerPoint presentations, and lecture launchers on topics including the "Military-Industrial Complex" Speech by Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Tet Offensive, and the prospects for a Second American Century. In addition, students have free access to a multimedia primary source archive of materials carefully selected to support the themes of each chapter.

About Author

Walter LaFeber, Cornell University, USARichard Polenberg, Cornell University, USANancy Woloch, Barnard College, Columbia University, USA

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780765634863
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 552
  • ID: 9780765634863
  • weight: 635
  • ISBN10: 0765634864
  • edition: 7th New edition

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