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xix, 396 pages ; 24 cm
  • Part I. Why are we in Vietnam?
  • Saving Vietnam
  • Aggression
  • Paper tigers
  • Vietnam, Inc.
  • Part II. America at war
  • Our boys
  • The American way of war
  • The war at home
  • Part III. What have we become?
  • Victim nation
  • "The pride is back"
  • No more Vietnams
  • Who we are.
How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy examines the war's realities and myths and its lasting impact on our national self-perception. Drawing on a vast variety of sources that range from movies, songs, and novels to official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary, Appy offers an original interpretation of the war and its far-reaching consequences for both our popular culture and our foreign policy.
Green Library
xxix, 395 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations ix Preface to the New Edition xi Acknowledgements xxvii INTRODUCTION 3 CHAPTER 1 The Setting 20 CHAPTER 2 "A Sleeping Giant Is Awakening": Right-Wing Mobilization, 1960-1963 54 CHAPTER 3 The Grassroots Goldwater Campaign 111 CHAPTER 4 The Conservative Worldview at the Grass Roots 147 CHAPTER 5 The Birth of Populist Conservatism 187 CHAPTER 6 New Social Issues and Resurgent Evangelicalism 217 EPILOGUE 262 Notes 275 Bibliography 351 Index 379.
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In the early 1960s, American conservatives seemed to have fallen on hard times. McCarthyism was on the run, and movements on the political left were grabbing headlines. The media lampooned John Birchers's accusations that Dwight Eisenhower was a communist puppet. Mainstream America snickered at warnings by California Congressman James B. Utt that "barefooted Africans" were training in Georgia to help the United Nations take over the country. Yet, in Utt's home district of Orange County, thousands of middle-class suburbanites proceeded to organize a powerful conservative movement that would land Ronald Reagan in the White House and redefine the spectrum of acceptable politics into the next century. Suburban Warriors introduces us to these people: women hosting coffee klatches for Barry Goldwater in their tract houses; members of anticommunist reading groups organizing against sex education; pro-life Democrats gradually drawn into conservative circles; and new arrivals finding work in defense companies and a sense of community in Orange County's mushrooming evangelical churches. We learn what motivated them and how they interpreted their political activity. Lisa McGirr shows that their movement was not one of marginal people suffering from status anxiety, but rather one formed by successful entrepreneurial types with modern lifestyles and bright futures. She describes how these suburban pioneers created new political and social philosophies anchored in a fusion of Christian fundamentalism, xenophobic nationalism, and western libertarianism. While introducing these rank-and-file activists, McGirr chronicles Orange County's rise from "nut country" to political vanguard. Through this history, she traces the evolution of the New Right from a virulent anticommunist, anti-establishment fringe to a broad national movement nourished by evangelical Protestantism. Her original contribution to the social history of politics broadens--and often upsets--our understanding of the deep and tenacious roots of popular conservatism in America.
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Green Library
365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • World War II and the making of the democratic surround
  • Where did all the fascists come from?
  • World War II and the question of national character
  • The new language of vision
  • The new landscape of sound
  • The democratic surround in the Cold War
  • The Cold War and the democratic personality
  • The museum of modern art makes the world a family
  • Therapeutic nationalism
  • The coming of the counterculture.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 706 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Redefining our traditional understanding of the New Deal, Fear Itself finally examines this pivotal American era through a sweeping international lens that juxtaposes a struggling democracy with enticing ideologies like Fascism and Communism. Ira Katznelson, "a towering figure in the study of American and European history" (Cornel West), boldly asserts that, during the 1930s and 1940s, American democracy was rescued yet distorted by a unified band of southern lawmakers who safeguarded racial segregation as they built a new national state to manage capitalism and assert global power. This original study brings to vivid life the politicians and pundits of the time, including Walter Lippmann, who argued that America needed a dose of dictatorship; Mississippi's five-foot-two Senator Theodore Bilbo, who advocated the legal separation of races; and Robert Oppenheimer, who built the atomic bomb yet was tragically undone by the nation's hysteria. Fear Itself is a necessary work, vital to understanding our world-a world the New Deal first made.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780871404503 20160615
Green Library
xl, 552 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Part One. Redwoods : The Value of Longevity
  • Twilight of the giants
  • The perpetual last stand
  • Part Two. Eucalypts : The Taxonomy of Belonging
  • Immigration and naturalization
  • Natives, aliens, and (bio)diversity
  • Part Three. Citruses : The Industry of Growth
  • Orange revolution
  • Cultural costs
  • Part Four. Palms : The Ecology of Style
  • Cosmopolitan fronds
  • Aesthetic infrastructure
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix: Common and Scientific Names of Species.
California now has more trees than at any time since the late Pleistocene. This green landscape, however, is not the work of nature. It's the work of history. In the years after the Gold Rush, American settlers remade the California landscape, harnessing nature to their vision of the good life. Horticulturists, boosters, and civic reformers began to "improve" the bare, brown countryside, planting millions of trees to create groves, wooded suburbs, and landscaped cities. They imported the blue-green eucalypts whose tangy fragrance was thought to cure malaria. They built the lucrative "Orange Empire" on the sweet juice and thick skin of the Washington navel, an industrial fruit. They lined their streets with graceful palms to announce that they were not in the Midwest anymore. To the north the majestic coastal redwoods inspired awe and invited exploitation. A resource in the state, the durable heartwood of these timeless giants became infrastructure, transformed by the saw teeth of American enterprise. By 1900 timber firms owned the entire redwood forest; by 1950 they had clear-cut almost all of the old-growth trees. In time California's new landscape proved to be no paradise: the eucalypts in the Berkeley hills exploded in fire; the orange groves near Riverside froze on cold nights; Los Angeles's palms harbored rats and dropped heavy fronds on the streets below. Disease, infestation, and development all spelled decline for these nonnative evergreens. In the north, however, a new forest of second-growth redwood took root, nurtured by protective laws and sustainable harvesting. Today there are more California redwoods than there were a century ago. Rich in character and story, Trees in Paradise is a dazzling narrative that offers an insightful, new perspective on the history of the Golden State and the American West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393078022 20160612
Green Library
xxii, 839 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Prologue: A Vietnamese in Paris
  • pt. 1. Liberations, 1940-1945
  • "The Empire is With Us!"
  • The Anti-Imperialist
  • Crossroads
  • "All Men Are Created Equal"
  • pt. 2. Colonial Clash, 1946-1949
  • The Warrior Monk
  • Conflagration
  • War without Fronts
  • "If I Accepted These Terms I'd Be a Coward"
  • pt. 3. East Meets West, 1949-1953
  • "The Center of the Cold War"
  • Attack on the RC4
  • De Lattre's Moment
  • The Quiet Englishman
  • The Turning Point that Didn't Turn
  • Eisenhower in Charge
  • Navarre's American Plan
  • pt. 4. The Cauldron, 1953-1954
  • The Arena of the Gods
  • "We Have the Impression They Are Going to Attack Tonight"
  • "Vietnam Is a Part of the World"
  • America Wants In
  • Dulles versus Eden
  • Valley of Tears
  • pt. 5. Peace of a Kind, 1954
  • With Friends Like These
  • "We Must Go Fast"
  • "I Have Seen Destiny Bend to That Will"
  • pt. 6. Seizing the Torch, 1954-1959
  • " We Have No Choice But to Win Here"
  • Miracle Man
  • Things Fall Apart
  • Epilogue: A New War.
Green Library
xx, 330 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • List of Illustrations xiii Preface to the 2011 Edition xv INTRODUCTION 3 CHAPTER 1: Coming to Terms with Cold War Civil Rights 18 CHAPTER 2: Telling Stories about Race and Democracy 47 CHAPTER 3: Fighting the Cold War with Civil Rights Reform 79 CHAPTER 4: Holding the Line in Little Rock 115 CHAPTER 5: Losing Control in Camelot 152 CHAPTER 6: Shifting the Focus of America's Image Abroad 203 CONCLUSION 249 Notes 255 Acknowledgments 311 Index 317.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691152431 20160619
In 1958, an African-American handyman named Jimmy Wilson was sentenced to die in Alabama for stealing two dollars. Shocking as this sentence was, it was overturned only after intense international attention and the interference of an embarrassed John Foster Dulles. Soon after the United States' segregated military defeated a racist regime in World War II, American racism was a major concern of U.S. allies, a chief Soviet propaganda theme, and an obstacle to American Cold War goals throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Each lynching harmed foreign relations, and "the Negro problem" became a central issue in every administration from Truman to Johnson. In what may be the best analysis of how international relations affected any domestic issue, Mary Dudziak interprets postwar civil rights as a Cold War feature. She argues that the Cold War helped facilitate key social reforms, including desegregation. Civil rights activists gained tremendous advantage as the government sought to polish its international image. But improving the nation's reputation did not always require real change. This focus on image rather than substance - combined with constraints on McCarthy-era political activism and the triumph of law-and-order rhetoric - limited the nature and extent of progress. Archival information, much of it newly available, supports Dudziak's argument that civil rights was Cold War policy. But the story is also one of people: an African-American veteran of World War II lynched in Georgia; an attorney general flooded by civil rights petitions from abroad; the teenagers who desegregated Little Rock's Central High; African diplomats denied restaurant service; black artists living in Europe and supporting the civil rights movement from overseas; conservative politicians viewing desegregation as a communist plot; and, civil rights leaders who saw their struggle eclipsed by Vietnam. Never before has any scholar so directly connected civil rights and the Cold War. Contributing mightily to our understanding of both, Dudziak advances - in clear and lively prose - a new wave of scholarship that corrects isolationist tendencies in American history by applying an international perspective to domestic affairs. In her new preface, Dudziak discusses the way the Cold War figures into civil rights history, and details this book's origins, as one question about civil rights could not be answered without broadening her research from domestic to international influences on American history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691152431 20160619
Green Library
372 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • Our fathers' America
  • The birth of Wal-Mart
  • Wal-Mart country
  • The family in the store
  • Service work and the service ethos
  • Revival in the aisles
  • Servants unto servants
  • Making Christian businessmen
  • Evangelizing for free enterprise
  • Students in free enterprise
  • "Students changing the world"
  • On a mission : the Walton international scholarship program
  • Selling free trade.
In the decades after World War II, evangelical Christianity nourished America's devotion to free markets, free trade, and free enterprise. The history of Wal-Mart uncovers a complex network that united Sun Belt entrepreneurs, evangelical employees, Christian business students, overseas missionaries, and free-market activists. Through the stories of people linked by the world's largest corporation, Bethany Moreton shows how a Christian service ethos powered capitalism at home and abroad. While industrial America was built by and for the urban North, rural Southerners comprised much of the labor, management, and consumers in the postwar service sector that raised the Sun Belt to national influence. These newcomers to the economic stage put down the plough to take up the bar-code scanner without ever passing through the assembly line. Industrial culture had been urban, modernist, sometimes radical, often Catholic and Jewish, and self-consciously international. Post-industrial culture, in contrast, spoke of Jesus with a drawl and of unions with a sneer, sang about Momma and the flag, and preached salvation in this world and the next. This extraordinary biography of Wal-Mart's world shows how a Christian pro-business movement grew from the bottom up as well as the top down, bolstering an economic vision that sanctifies corporate globalization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674033221 20160528
Green Library
xxxix, 526 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- Introduction-- 1. Living and working in Chicago in 1919-- 2. Ethnicity in the New Era-- 3. Encountering mass culture-- 4. Contested loyalty at the workplace-- 5. Adrift in the Great Depression-- 6. Workers make a New Deal-- 7. Becoming a union rank and file-- 8. Workers' common ground-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521715355 20160528
This book examines how it was possible and what it meant for ordinary factory workers to become effective unionists and national political participants by the mid-1930s. We follow Chicago workers as they make choices about whether to attend ethnic benefit society meetings or to go to the movies, whether to shop in local neighborhood stores or patronize the new A & P. As they made daily decisions like these, they declared their loyalty in ways that would ultimately have political significance. When the depression worsened in the 1930s, workers adopted new ideological perspectives and overcame longstanding divisions among themselves to mount new kinds of collective action. Chicago workers' experiences all converged to make them into New Deal Democrats and CIO unionists. First printed in 1990, Making a New Deal has become an established classic in American history. The second edition includes a new preface by Lizabeth Cohen.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521715355 20160528
Green Library
AMSTUD-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-351F-01
xiii, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The incarceration of Japanese Americans has been discredited as a major blemish in American democratic tradition. Accompanying this view is the assumption that the ethnic group help unqualified allegiance to the United States. "Between Two Empires" probes the complexities of pre-war Japanese America to show how Japanese in America held an in-between space between the United States and the empire of Japan, between American nationality and Japanese racial identity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195159400 20160528
Green Library
ix, 427 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Introduction. Historians, the Nation, and the Plenitude of Narratives Thomas Bender Part I. Historicizing the Nation Part II. New Historical Geographies and Temporalities Part III. Opening the Frame Part IV. The Constraints of Practice Appendix. Participants in the La Pietra Conferences, 1997-2000 Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520230583 20160528
In rethinking and reframing the American national narrative in a wider context, the contributors to this volume ask questions about both nationalism and the discipline of history itself. The essays offer fresh ways of thinking about the traditional themes and periods of American history. By locating the study of American history in a transnational context, they examine the history of nation-making and the relation of the United States to other nations and to transnational developments. What is now called globalization is here placed in a historical context. A cast of distinguished historians from the United States and abroad examines the historiographical implications of such a reframing and offers alternative interpretations of large questions of American history ranging from the era of European contact to democracy and reform, from environmental and economic development and migration experiences to issues of nationalism and identity. But the largest issue explored is basic to all histories: How does one understand, teach, and write a national history even as one recognizes that the territorial boundaries do not fully contain that history and that within that bounded territory the society is highly differentiated, marked by multiple solidarities and identities? Rethinking American History in a Global Age advances an emerging but important conversation marked by divergent voices, many of which are represented here. The various essays explore big concepts and offer historical narratives that enrich the content and context of American history. The aim is to provide a history that more accurately reflects the dimensions of American experience and better connects the past with contemporary concerns for American identity, structures of power, and world presence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520230576 20160528
Green Library
xii, 305 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
This study of international relations and gender history reveals how gendered ideas about citizenship and political leadership influenced jingoist political leaders' desire to wage conflicts, and traces how they manipulated ideas about gender to embroil the nation in war.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300071818 20160527
Green Library

13. American diplomacy [1984]

xii, 179 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library