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by Godfrey Hodgson

  • ISBN: 0385115725
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Godfrey Hodgson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (1976)
  • Pages: 564
  • ePub book: 1514 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1951 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 442

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Godfrey Hodgson is Associate Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, where he. .

Godfrey Hodgson is Associate Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, where he was the director of the Reuters Foundation Programme for eight years. He is the author of numerous books, including More Equal Than Others (Princeton). Hodgson covers every major trend in America for the 25 years following WWII with a depth of analysis that's rarely matched - the migrations of Blacks to the North, Whites to the suburbs, the waves of protest movements, the shattering of consensus on American values, and the rise of a conservative backlash.

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America in Our Time is a history of the turbulent years between the end of World War II and the fall of Richard Nixon.

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About the Author: Godfrey Hodgson is Associate Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, where he was the director of the Reuters Foundation Programme for eight years. Hodgson is a former foreign correspondent for British newspapers and a television anchor for British news services who has worked in forty-eight of the fifty states.

Now, renowned British journalist and historian Godfrey Hodgson takes aim at this popular view in a book that promises to become one of.

Now, renowned British journalist and historian Godfrey Hodgson takes aim at this popular view in a book that promises to become one of the most important political histories of our time.

Stokely Carmichael quoted in Hodgson, America in Our Time, p. 192. Scott Sandage, "A Marble House Divided: The Lincoln Memorial, the Civil Rights movement, and the Politics of Memory, 1939-1963," The Journal of American History, June 1993, pp. 135-167.

America in Our Time is a history of the turbulent years between the end of World . Focusing on the 1960s, the book debunks some of the myths about that much misremembered decade. The book shows in rich detail how that consensus was shattered by the converging blows of racial upheaval

America in Our Time is a history of the turbulent years between the end of World War II and the fall of Richard Nixon. Focusing on the 1960s, the book debunks some of the myths about that much misremembered decade. Godfrey Hodgson pioneers the idea that in the 1950s a "liberal consensus" governed American politics, by which conservatives accepted the liberal domestic policy of the welfare state, while all but a few liberals shared the conservative foreign policy of Cold War "containment."

The book shows in rich detail how that consensus was shattered by the converging blows of racial upheaval, the Vietnam War, and a pervasive crisis of authority in American society, all the way from the family to the White House, opening the way for a new conservatism. Hodgson has added an afterword that looks back at the events covered in the book from the perspective of almost thirty years since it was published.

Comments

CopamHuk CopamHuk
This book is a fascinating, serious look at a period of time that, in many ways,
leads us to the tumultuous America of today.
I found the juxtaposition of JFK and Richard Nixon to be masterfully done,
Gnng Gnng
Great book in really good condition! I had a copy already but I had used it so much, it was wearing out. So happy I now have this copy!
Hidden Winter Hidden Winter
I was assigned this book for my doctoral comprehensive exams. I found it to be the most readable and enjoyable history book that I have read on American history covering the period following World War II. Hodgson ties together many disperate elements, from our involvement in Vietnam, Watergate, the free speech and counterculture movements, and the equal rights movement. Hodgson's main thesis is the following -- that by the late 1950s, a new American consensus had developed about what makes America tick. It includes the following subpoints: 1) The American free enterprise system differed from the old capitalism, creating the potential for social justice. 2) What made the new economic capitalism go was growth 3) The the capitalist system, there is a certain organic harmony in the society 4) Society can now solve social problems. All that it requires is expert knowledge 5) The U.S. has enemies, mostly Marxists 6) Our system is go good, we have a duty to share this system with the world Hodgson shows how the events of the last 40 years have been shaped by these unspoken beliefs in the decisions and tragedies of this period. America in our time is written more like a long feature article than a scholarly work, which makes it more capitativing than an average book in the field. If I were going to teach a class on Modern American History, I would definately make this one a required reading on this topic. Check it out.
Uste Uste
Hodgson covers every major trend in America for the 25 years following WWII with a depth of analysis that's rarely matched -- the migrations of Blacks to the North, Whites to the suburbs, the waves of protest movements, the shattering of consensus on American values, and the rise of a conservative backlash. As he cites Michael Novak, "It has not gone without notice that the same elites that once called white ethnics Polacks, Hunkies, Micks and Guineas, now call them racists, fascists and pigs". Possibly the only major oversight is insufficient investigation of the feminist movement.

In covering events like the Detroit riots of 1967, Hodgson conducts a ruthless critical comparison of accounts, from street talk to the densest sociological studies. He proves a competent slayer of urban myths.
thrust thrust
First-rate, compelling journey into the nature of the American Establishment, the 1960's Civil Rights Revolution and Counter-Culture, and the fracturing of the post-war foreign policy consensus.

Highly recommended!