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

By Jean-Christophe Agnew, Roy Rosenzweig

A significant other to Post-1945 the US is an unique number of 34 essays by way of key students at the background and historiography of Post-1945 America.

  • Covers society and tradition, humans and routine, politics and overseas policy
  • Surveys and evaluates the easiest scholarship on each vital period and topic
  • Includes booklet overview part on crucial readings

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In this essay, we offer an argument about metropolitan history that regards race and political economy as the most salient lenses through which to view the broad story of postwar urban and suburban places. But we also suggest ways that new and rapidly emerging work on culture, gender, sexuality, region, and globalism simultaneously informs our narrative and charts entirely new directions for future scholarship in the field. The genesis of postwar urban history lies at the intersection of three wide-ranging literatures.

As Jon Teaford (1990) has explained, the “rough road to renaissance” for postwar American cities was paved with federal dollars. Federal grants established the pattern for revitalizing urban core areas across the nation after 1949, the year of the first postwar federal housing legislation. Cities bulldozed working-class, disproportionately minority neighborhoods adjacent to central business districts (leading to the bitter adage that “urban renewal equals Negro removal”) and replaced “blight” with office complexes, middle- and high-income apartments and condominiums, and civic institutions like new university campuses, medical centers, and symphony halls.

Metropolitan transformations drove three broad political realignments in the postwar United States: the decline and reconfiguration of mid-century liberalism, the rise of the New Right, and the emergence of African American electoral power. Cities and suburbs were the battlegrounds where the major political issues of the postwar period were contested. The outcome of urban and suburban political struggles redefined the meanings of race and citizenship in modern America and led to a major political realignment along the lines of race, place, and region.

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