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The Resource Restless giant : the United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore, James T. Patterson

Restless giant : the United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore, James T. Patterson

Label
Restless giant : the United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore
Title
Restless giant
Title remainder
the United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore
Statement of responsibility
James T. Patterson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A concise assessment of the 27 years between the resignation of Richard Nixon and the election of George W. Bush, weaving together social, cultural, political, economic, and international developments. We meet the era's many memorable figures--most notably, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton--and explore the "culture wars" where liberals and conservatives appeared to cut the country in two. Patterson describes how, when the Cold War finally ended, Americans faced bewildering new developments around the world. In exploring a wide range of cultural, social, and economic concerns, he shows how the persistence of racial tensions, high divorce rates, alarm over crime, and urban decay all led many writers to portray this era as one of decline. But he argues that our often unmet expectations caused many of us to view the era negatively, when in fact we were in many ways better off than we thought.--From publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patterson, James T
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E839
LC item number
.P38 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Oxford history of the United States
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United States
Label
Restless giant : the United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore, James T. Patterson
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0514/2005016711.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The troubled 1970s -- Sex, families, stagflation -- The political world of the mid-1970s -- Carter, Reagan, and the rise of the Right -- "Morning again in America" -- America and the world in the 1980s -- Bush 41 -- "Culture wars" and "decline" in the 1990s -- Immigration, multiculturalism, race -- Political wars of the early Clinton years -- Prosperity, partisanship, terrorism -- Impeachment and electoral crisis, 1998-2000
Control code
ocm60715042
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 448 p.
Isbn
9780195122169
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005016711
Other control number
9780195122169
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195122169
  • (Sirsi) i9780195122169
  • (Sirsi) i9780195122169
Label
Restless giant : the United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore, James T. Patterson
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0514/2005016711.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The troubled 1970s -- Sex, families, stagflation -- The political world of the mid-1970s -- Carter, Reagan, and the rise of the Right -- "Morning again in America" -- America and the world in the 1980s -- Bush 41 -- "Culture wars" and "decline" in the 1990s -- Immigration, multiculturalism, race -- Political wars of the early Clinton years -- Prosperity, partisanship, terrorism -- Impeachment and electoral crisis, 1998-2000
Control code
ocm60715042
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 448 p.
Isbn
9780195122169
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005016711
Other control number
9780195122169
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195122169
  • (Sirsi) i9780195122169
  • (Sirsi) i9780195122169

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