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By Jean-Christophe Agnew, Roy Rosenzweig

A spouse to Post-1945 the US is an unique choice of 34 essays by means of key students at the heritage and historiography of Post-1945 America.

  • Covers society and tradition, humans and hobbies, politics and overseas policy
  • Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each very important period and topic
  • Includes e-book assessment part on crucial readings

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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. Metropolitan areas are shaped in large part by economics, modes of production, and structures of accumulation. Cities have long been places of production and consumption and of the generation of capital and labor.

Hacker, Andrew: “The War Over the Family,” New York Review of Books, 44 (December 4, 1997): 34–5. : Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985). Jones, Jacqueline: Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present (New York: Basic Books, 1985). Kammen, Michael: “An Americanist’s Reprise: The Pervasive Role of Histoire Problème in Historical Scholarship Concerning the United States Since the 1960s,” in Louis P.

For urban black Americans, immediate postwar priorities included the extension of liberal state protections to include fair employment and housing laws which would, in theory, sink northern Jim Crow. Differently and unevenly empowered by the American welfare state, white and black workers and homeowners battled over the very meaning of the New Deal state, even as groups like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) enthusiastically cooperated as cornerstones of the New Deal coalition (Brown, 1999).

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