By Jean-Christophe Agnew, Roy Rosenzweig

A significant other to Post-1945 the USA is an unique number of 34 essays by means of key students at the historical past and historiography of Post-1945 America.

  • Covers society and tradition, humans and activities, politics and overseas policy
  • Surveys and evaluates the easiest scholarship on each vital period and topic
  • Includes publication overview part on crucial readings

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Though urban historians have yet fully to embrace African American history and race studies more generally (to their detriment), work in these latter fields has become indispensable to the synthetic approach urbanists increasingly seek. Together, the three literatures bring the history of class and race out of the shopfloor and neighborhood case study and into conversation with postwar urban development and cities as broadly conceived political spaces. Place and Political Economy At the core of American urbanism are questions of economy.

And while critics of FAMILY AND DEMOGRAPHY IN POSTWAR AMERICA 13 contemporary family life were apt to blame the flight from personal and social obligations on nontraditional families and particularly the women’s movement for fostering women’s independence and spawning divorce, in fact, Coontz argued, it was consumerism that was “eating away at family time, neighborhood cohesion, and public solidarities” (Coontz, 1992, p. 179). This last observation has had many echoes. Indeed, if there is a unifying idea in historians’ judgments about family life over the last half-century, it is that affluence and the expanding consumption it has supported have accelerated the kind of selfseeking that has shaped family life for the majority of Americans since World War II.

Reviews in American History, The Promise of American History: Progress and Prospects, 10 (1982). Lasch, Christopher: Haven in a Heartless World: The Family Besieged (New York: Basic Books, 1977). Lasch, Christopher: The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations (New York: W. W. Norton, 1978). : “Should I Go or Should I Stay? School Attainment, Adolescence and Parent–Child Relations in Italian Immigrant Families of New Haven, 1900–1935,” History of Education Quarterly, 38 (1998): 37–60.

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