A Companion to Post-1945 America by Jean-Christophe Agnew, Roy Rosenzweig

By Jean-Christophe Agnew, Roy Rosenzweig

A spouse to Post-1945 America is an unique number of 34 essays by means of key students at the historical past and historiography of Post-1945 the US.

  • Covers society and tradition, humans and activities, politics and overseas policy
  • Surveys and evaluates the easiest scholarship on each very important period and topic
  • Includes ebook assessment part on crucial readings

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Kutler, Stanley I. : Reviews in American History, The Promise of American History: Progress and Prospects, 10 (1982). Lasch, Christopher: Haven in a Heartless World: The Family Besieged (New York: Basic Books, 1977). Lasch, Christopher: The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations (New York: W. W. Norton, 1978). : “Should I Go or Should I Stay? School Attainment, Adolescence and Parent–Child Relations in Italian Immigrant Families of New Haven, 1900–1935,” History of Education Quarterly, 38 (1998): 37–60.

Municipal governments also controlled land use through zoning laws and other local regulations (Briffault, 1990; Frug, 1999). The fragmentation of government reinforced inequalities by race and class. Municipal boundaries determined access to fundamental public goods and services. As population, commerce, and industry fled central cities, these older communities saw their tax bases diminish, while their suburban counterparts were flush with new tax revenue. The interconnection between local government, property taxes, and public goods created a feedback loop that compounded urban disadvantage.

Only three of the works she cited were histories of the postwar era. As I have already indicated, most of this postwar work appeared after Ryan’s review – during the late 1980s. Ryan was convinced that family history was only at the beginning of a boom – that its growth as a subfield in historical studies was mostly ahead of it. However, family history faltered over the next decade and seems to have declined as a unifying field FAMILY AND DEMOGRAPHY IN POSTWAR AMERICA 17 of inquiry for historians.

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