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American Empire

The Rise of a Global Power, the Democratic Revolution at Home, 1945-2000

American Empire( )
Contribution by: Foner, Eric
Author: Freeman, Joshua B.
Series title:The Penguin History of the United States Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Penguin Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $22.00
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A landmark history and an epic portrait of America in the latter half of the twentieth century. Acclaimed labor historian Joshua B. Freeman shows how, from 1945 onward, World War II and the economic juggernaut it awakened transformed a country defined by regional character into a cohesive power unmatched in its political, cultural, and technological influence over the rest of the world. But even as American reached the peak of its power abroad, conflict seethed within...
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Freeman, Joshua B. (Contribution by)
Eric Foner is the preeminent historian of his generation. His books have won the top awards in the profession, and he has been president of both major history organizations, the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians. He is the author of Give Me Liberty!, which displays all of his trademark strengths as a scholar, teacher, and writer. A specialist on the Civil War/Reconstruction period, he regularly teaches the nineteenth-century survey at Columbia University, where he is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History. In 2011, Foner's The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize. His Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad is a 2015 New York Times bestseller.


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