The Resource Something happened: : a political and cultural overview of the seventies, Edward D. Berkowitz, (electronic resource)

Something happened: : a political and cultural overview of the seventies, Edward D. Berkowitz, (electronic resource)

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Something happened: : a political and cultural overview of the seventies
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Something happened:
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a political and cultural overview of the seventies
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Edward D. Berkowitz
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Language
eng
Summary
According to Edward D. Berkowitz, the end of the postwar economic boom, Watergate, and Vietnam all contributed to an unraveling of the national consensus in 1970's America. His unique history-which touches on everything from the decline of the steel industry to the blossoming of Bill Gates, from Saturday Night Fever to the Sunday morning fervor of evangelical preachers-argues that the postwar faith in sweeping social programs and a global U.S. mission was replaced in the 1970's by a more skeptical attitude toward the government's ability to affect society positively. Berkowitz explores the decade's major political events and movements, including the rise and fall of détente, congressional reform, changes in healthcare policies, and the hostage crisis in Iran. He traces the "rights revolution," in which women, gays and lesbians, and people with disabilities all successfully fought for greater recognition. He argues that reaction to these social movements as well as the issue of abortion led to the rise of powerful, politically conservative religious organizations and activists. Written by an accomplished historian of modern America and a longtime Washington insider, Something Happened is an engaging look at an important and previously unappreciated decade
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Midwest
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Berkowitz, Edward D
Dewey number
973.924
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non fiction
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  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Political culture
  • Popular culture
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adult
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Something happened: : a political and cultural overview of the seventies, Edward D. Berkowitz, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11860137
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MWT11860137
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1 online resource
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  • electronic
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MWT11860137
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11860137
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Something happened: : a political and cultural overview of the seventies, Edward D. Berkowitz, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11860137
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11860137
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11860137
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860137
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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