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Published: 20 November 1997

880 Pages | 48 halftones, 4 maps

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195117974

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Grand Expectations

The United States, 1945-1974

James T. Patterson

Oxford History of the United States

  • Weaves the major political, cultural, and economic events of the period into a superb portrait of America from 1945 through Watergate
  • Portrays the amazing growth after World War II and the resultant buoyancy of spirit
  • Reveals how this upbeat, can-do mood spurred grander and grander expectations as the era progressed
  • Explains how the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and other social movements shook the nation and triggered a backlash that widened hidden rifts in our society

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