Eighties, The, 1st edition

  • Joseph A. Palermo

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Overview

Provides an overview of the 1980s in America.

 
The Eighties provides an account of the politics and foreign policy of the era and describes some of the major social, technological, and cultural changes that took place.

 

Palermo’s goal is to deepen students’ understanding of the 1980s and pique their curiosity to learn more about the decade.

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book readers will be able to:

  • Consider the following questions:
    • What were the legacies of the Reagan Administration and the profound changes in domestic and foreign policy in the ‘80s?
    • What technological, cultural, and economic transformations begun in the 1980s have had lasting effects?
    • Why have many of the public policy decisions of the 1980s continued to be tried in later decades?
    • What can we learn about the role of government, free markets, and America’s place in world affairs today by looking back on the 1980s?

 

Table of contents

 

Found in this section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 


1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Preface

Acknowledgements

 

Introduction The Demise Of The Me Decade

Chapter 1 The Reagan Revolution

Chapter 2 Foreign Policy In Reagan's First Term

Chapter 3 Rainbow Politics And Social Movements

Chapter 4 Popular Culture And The Culture Wars

Chapter 5 Foreign Policy At Mid-Decade

Chapter 6 The Reagan Revolution In Crisis

Chapter 7 A Bumpy Ride To A New World Order

 

Legacies of the Eighties

Bibliography

Credits

Index

 


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

Acknowledgements

 

Introduction: The Demise Of The Me Decade

America Held Hostage

Ronald Reagan

Governor Reagan

Presidential Candidate

The 1980 Campaign

 

Chapter 1: The Reagan Revolution

Assassination Attempt

Reagan and the Press

Reagan in Power

Deregulation

The New Economic Orthodoxy

The Environment

 

Chapter 2: Foreign Policy In Reagan's First Term

Foreign Policy

Central America

Nuclear Freeze/Strategic Defense Initiative

Lebanon

Grenada

 

Chapter 3: Rainbow Politics And Social Movements

The Opposition in 1984

Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition

Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro

Race Relations

HIV/AIDS

 

Chapter 4: Popular Culture And The Culture Wars

Technology and Popular Culture

The Parents Music Resource Council

Madonna and Springsteen

Hip-Hop and Jazz

The Arts and the Culture Wars

 

Chapter 5: Foreign Policy At Mid-Decade

The Philippines, Haiti, and Libya

Mikhail Gorbachev

South Africa

Afghanistan

Reykjavik

 

Chapter 6: The Reagan Revolution In Crisis

Contra Resupply

Arms Sales to Iran

Iran-Contra Hearings

More Scandals

 

Chapter 7: A Bumpy Ride To A New World Order

The Savings and Loan Debacle

Election 1988

George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle

The Berlin Wall

Change Comes to the Soviet Bloc

The War on Drugs

The U.S. Invasion of Panama

 

Legacies of the Eighties

Bibliography

Credits

Index

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Published by Pearson (February 23rd 2012) - Copyright © 2013