Moving On: The American People Since 1945, 5th edition

  • George Donelson Moss

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Moving On is a comprehensive overview of US history since World War II. It weaves together the political, economic, diplomatic and military history with the social, demographic, environmental and cultural circumstances of the period. The text also focuses on the late 1960s as a major turning point in post-war America.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2013

ISBN-13: 9780137561742

Subject: History

Category: Period History

Table of contents

1. Postwar America
2. Wars: Cold and Hot
3. Postwar Politics
4. The Affluent Society
5. The Consumer Culture
6. The Age of Consensus
7. New Frontiers at Home and Abroad
8. Great Society and Vietnam
9. Rebellion and Reaction
10. Pragmatic Centrism
11. Calming the Cold War
12. Era of Limits
13. Social and Cultural Transformations
14. The Age of Reagan
15. Reigniting then Icing the Cold War
16. Social Tensions and Culture Wars
17. Going Global
18. America in a New Millennium
19. The Wars on Terror

1: Postwar America
People on the Move
Economic Transformations
A Diverse Society
The Growth of Big Labor
A Religious People
African Americans
Hispanic Americans
Asian Americans
Native Americans
The Politics of War
Legacies of World War
Brief Bibliographical Essay

2: Wars: Cold and Hot
Origins Of Cold War
The Truman Doctrine
The Marshall Plan
The Chinese Revolution
Vietnam: The Beginning
The Korean War, 1950–1953
The Cold War Consensus
Bernice Brode, Tales of Los Alamos (1943)
Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech (1946)
George Kennan, Containment (1947)
Harry S. Truman, The Truman Doctrine (1947)
General Douglas MacArthur, Farewell Address to Congress (1951)
Clark Clifford, Memorandum to President Truman (1946)
George Marshall, "The Marshall Plan" (1947)
National Security Council Memorandum Number 68 (1950)
Closer Look: Cold War Bomb Shelter
Closer Look: The Korean War
Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima
The Korean War Armistice
Brief Bibliographic Essay

3: Postwar Politics
Harry Who?
The Election of 1946
The Eightieth Congress
Civil Rights
The Election of 1948
A Fair Deal
Red Scare
Brief Bibliographic Essay

4: The Affluent Society
Demographic Patterns
An Economy of Abundance
The Age of the Automobile
Labor at Mid-Century
Poverty Amidst Plenty
Suburban Sprawl
Women: Family and Work
Class and Status
Brief Bibliographic Essay

5: The Consumer Culture
The "Teen Culture"
Rock 'N' Roll
Television Takes Over
Religion Revived
Culture Critics
Brief Bibliographic Essay

6: The Age of Consensus
The Election of 1952
Dynamic Conservatism
McCarthy Destroyed
The Politics of Consensus
Civil Rights
The New Look
China Crisis
At the Summit
The CIA in Covert Action
Trouble in Suez
Soviet Tanks Crush the Hungarian Revolution
A Sputnik Moment
Cuba and Castro
The Cold War Heats Up
End of an Era
Brief Bibliographic Essay

7: New Frontiers at Home and Abroad
The Election of 1960
Social Reform
The Economy
Let Freedom Ring
Cold Warrior
The Bay of Pigs
Alianza para Progreso
Missile Crisis
Vietnam: Raising the Stakes
Death of a President
Closer Look: Signs
John F Kennedy Presidential Campaign
Kennedy Nixon Debate
Civil Rights March on Washington
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Brief Bibliographic Essay

8: Great Society and Vietnam
Goldwater Challenges the Liberal Welfare State
Great Society
The Warren Court
The Six Day War
Policing the Caribbean
Going to War in Vietnam
The American Way of War
War at Home
The Tet-68 Offensive
Lyndon B. Johnson, The War on Poverty (1964)
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
Lyndon Johnson, Message to Congress and the Tonkin Gulf
Resolution (1964)
Voting Literacy Test (1965)
Lyndon Johnson on the Immigration Act (1965)
Martin Luther King, Jr., Conscience and the Vietnam War (1967)
Profile: Eugene McCarthy
Impact of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Vietnam War
Lyndon Johnson Presidential Campaign Ad: Little Girl vs.
Mushroom Cloud
Newsreel: Peace March, Thousands Oppose Vietnam War
The Vietnam War
Brief Bibliographic Essay

9: Rebellion and Reaction
Student Radicals
The Greening of America
The Fire This Time
Black Power
Brown and Red Power
Gay Lesbian Liberation
The Rebirth of Feminism
The Election of 1968
Summing Up the Sixties
Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement (1962)
Betty Friedan, "The Problem That Has No Name", from The
Feminine Mystique (1963)
National Organization from Women, Statement of Purpose (1966)
Donald Wheeldin, The Situation in Watts Today (1967)
Shirley Chisholm, Equal Rights for Women (1969)
The Gay Liberation Front, Come Out (1970)
Cesar Chavez, From He Showed Us the Way (1978)
Profile: Kwame Toure, (Stokely Carmichael)
Profile: Cesar Chavez
Profile: Janis Joplin
Profile: Bobby Seale
Malcolm X
Protest, Counterculture, and the Antiwar Movement
During the Vietnam Era
Richard Nixon Presidential Campaign
Brief Bibliographic Essay

10: Pragmatic Centrism
A Closet Liberal?
The Southern Strategy
Activists and Reformers
Ecology and Consumerism
The 1972 Election
Decline and Fall
Rachel Carson, from Silent Spring (1962)
House Judiciary Committee's Conclusion on Impeachment (1972)
Roe v. Wade (1973)
Statement by the American Indian Movement, Wounded Knee
Watergate Special Prosecution Force Memorandum (1974)
Exploring America: American Indian Movement
Closer Look: Watergate Shipwreck
Closer Look: Watergate Through Political Cartoons
Richard Nixon I am not a crook
Brief Bibliographic Essay

11: Calming the Cold War
The China Opening
Vietnam: A War To End A War
Middle Eastern Dilemmas
Chaos In Chile
New Relations with European Powers
The Emergence of Japan
Realist Diplomacy in Perspective
Testimony at the Winter Soldier Investigation (1971)
Richard Nixon, "Peace With Honor" (1973)
Nixon in China
Closer Look: Life Magazine Cover May 15, 1970 Tragedy at
Kent State
Atrocity and Cover Up: My Lai Massacre
Brief Bibliographic Essay

12: Era of Limits
Economic Decline
Energy Crises
Cars and Computers
A Ford Not a Lincoln
Extending détente
Vietnam: The End
The Election of 1976
Mr. Carter Goes to Washington
A New Foreign Policy Approach
The Decline of détente
Debacle in Iran
The Rise of the New Right
The Election of 1980
A Time of Troubles
Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter speaks about an "Invisible
Wall of Racial Segregation," (1976)
The Camp David Accords (1978)
Jimmy Carter, The "Malaise" Speech (1979)
Islam and the State in the Middle East: Ayatollah Khomeini's Vision
of Islamic Government (1979)
Ronald Reagan, Republican Party Nomination Acceptance (1980)
Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address (1981)
Profile: Jimmy Carter
Profile: Jerry Falwell
Gerald Ford Presidential Campaign
Jimmy Carter and the Crisis
Ronald Reagan on the Wisdom of Tax Cuts
Brief Bibliographic Essay

13: Social and Cultural Transformations
A Demographic Profile
New Immigrants
African Americans: A Dual Society
Women: Changing Attitudes and Roles
The Most Religious Nation in the Western World
The "Me" Decade
Cultural Transformations
Conflict and Diversity: Hollywood’s Visions of the 1970s
Television and the Ascendancy of the Media Culture
Ione Malloy, Southie Won't Go (1975)
Toi Derricotte, Black in a White Neighborhood (1977-1978)
Affirmative Action in Atlanta, "Can Atlanta Succeed Where America
Has Failed?"
Patricia Morrisroe, Yuppies - The New Class (1985)
America's Move to the Sunbelt 1970-1981
Immigration to the United States, 1945-1990
Evangelical Religion and Politics, Then and Now
Brief Bibliographic Essay

14: The Age of Reagan
Recession and Recovery
Morning Again in America
The Election of 1984
Second Efforts
The "Go-Go" Economy
Shifting the Supreme Court to the Right
The Sleaze Factor
Richard Viguerie, Why the New Right is Winning (1981)
Ronald Reagan, The Air Traffic Controllers Strike (1981)
Ronald Reagan, Address to the National Association of Evangelicals (1983)
Paul Craig Roberts, The Supply-Side Revolution (1984)
T. Boone Pickens, My Case for Reagan (1984)
Thurgood Marshall, Remarks on the Bicentennial of the Constitution (1987)
Attempted Reagan Assassination
Ronald Reagan on the Wisdom of Tax Cuts
Ronald Reagan Presidential Campaign
Brief Bibliographic Essay

15: Reigniting then Icing the Cold War
The Old Cold Warrior
The Pacific Rim
Disaster in Lebanon
Canada and America
Policing the Western Hemisphere
International Crises
The Iraqi–Iranian War
Iran-Contra Scandals
Icing the Cold War
A Liberal White Journalist on Apartheid (1970s-1980s)
Ronald Reagan, Support for the Contras (1984)
Bill Chappell, Speech to the American Security Council
Foundation (1985)
Mikhail Gorbachev, Speech to the 27th Congress of the Communist
Party of the Soviet Union (1986)
Mikhail Gorbachev on the Need for Economic Reform (1987)
Ronald Reagan, Speech at the Brandenburg Gate (1987)
The Cold War Military Stand-off
Conflict in Central America, 1970-1998
Ronald Reagan at the Berlin Wall
Oliver North Hearing
Brief Bibliographic Essay

16: Social Tensions and Culture Wars
2000: A Demographic Profile
Bust, Boom, and Bust
Cable TV and the Information Superhighway
Culture Warriors
Black and White, But Not Together
Hispanic Americans
Asian Americans
Women and Work
Howard Rheingold, Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier (1993)
Cecelia Rosa Avila, Third Generation Mexican American
Jesse Jackson, Common Ground (1988)
Elaine Bell Kaplan, "Talking to Teen Mothers" (1995)
Sign at a Gay Pride March
Brief Bibliographic Essay

17: Going Global
The Election of 1988
A Kinder Nation
The Rehnquist Court
The Election of 1992
The Republican Earthquake
The Election of 1996
A President Impeached
Ending and Winning the Cold War
The Post–Cold War World
The Gulf War
Clinton and the Post–Cold War World
The Balkan Wars
Terrorism Abroad and at Home
George H.W. Bush, Inaugural Address (1989)
President Clinton's First Inaugural Address (1993)
Clinton Health Care Reform Proposals (1993)
Republican Contract with America (1994)
The Balkan Proximity Peace Talks Agreement (1995)
Articles of Impeachment Against William Jefferson Clinton (1999)
Bill Clinton, Answers to the Articles of Impeachment (1999)
Tiananmen Square
Events in Eastern Europe, 1989-1990
The Berlin Wall
Bill Clinton Sells Himself to America
The Collapse of the Communist Bloc
George Bush Presidential Campaign Ad: The Revolving Door
President Bush on the Gulf War
Brief Bibliographic Essay

18: America in a New Millennium
The Demographics of Diversity
Young People of the New Millennium
A Multicultural Society
A Nation of Immigrants
William Julius Wilson, The Urban Underclass (1987)
Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996
Building a Black Christian Community from Scratch (1999)
Health Issues in the Black Community (2005)
Hillary Clinton, Speech on Health Care (2007)
Louis Farrakhan on Education (2007)
From Then to Now: Immigration: An Ambivalent Welcome
From Then to Now: The Diversity of American Religious Life
Profile: Colin Powell
Immigration to the United States, 1945-1990
Brief Bibliographic Essay

19: The Wars on Terror
Election 2000
Thirty-Six Days
Compassionate Conservatism
Terrorist Attack!
The Transformation of U.S. Foreign Policy
The Invasion of Iraq
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Election of 2004
The War President
Global Financial Crisis and Recession
2008 Election
The New Face of America
The 2010 Elections
Containing the Wars on Terror
Spring 2012
George Bush, Address to the Nation, (2001)
George W. Bush, Address to Congress (2001)
N.R. Kleinfield, American Enters a New Century with Terror (2001)
George W. Bush, From National Security Strategy of the United States
of America (2002)
Al Gore, Global Warming (2006)
Dirty Politics in the 2008 Election, (2007)
Nancy Pelosi, Inaugural Address, (2007)
Barack H. Obama, Inaugural Address (2009)
The Rise and Fall of the Automobile Economy
Modernity's Pollution Problems
The Historical Significance of the 2008 Presidential Election
Brief Bibliographic Essay

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