The Many Sides of America: 1945-present

This primary source reader provides selections from the end of World War II to the present. Coverage includes a discussion of civil rights, anti-Communism, cultural homogeneity (with selections from Reisman, Whyte, and Herberg), consumer protection and environmental movements (with selections from Nader and Carson), the Vietnam War, and the creationist vs. evolutionist debate in public schools. Contemporary coverage includes the culture wars, analyses of California's Proposition 187, and the Republican Contract With America.