Eighties, The, 1st edition
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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.
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
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
2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: The Demise Of The Me Decade
America Held Hostage
The 1980 Campaign
Chapter 1: The Reagan Revolution
Reagan and the Press
Reagan in Power
The New Economic Orthodoxy
Chapter 2: Foreign Policy In Reagan's First Term
Nuclear Freeze/Strategic Defense Initiative
Chapter 3: Rainbow Politics And Social Movements
The Opposition in 1984
Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition
Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro
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
Chapter 6: The Reagan Revolution In Crisis
Arms Sales to Iran
Chapter 7: A Bumpy Ride To A New World Order
The Savings and Loan Debacle
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
Published by Pearson (February 23rd 2012) - Copyright © 2013