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  • The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson
    ... th the events he is recounting, there is always the nagging suspicion that events or actions that may negatively reflect on the author are not included. I h ... What we are left with at the end is a portrait of a man who, contrary to current popular opinion was deeply committed to racial equality and was genuinely ...
    27 KB (4526 words) - 15:33, 18 October 2008
  • The World Split Open
    ... e information Rosen provides does help to tie together various ideologies, events, movements, and eras. During the course of her discussion she mentions re ... ... tch is somewhat disconcerting requiring the reader to figure out where the events fit within the established time line of the first half of the book. Addit ...
    24 KB (3822 words) - 04:33, 20 October 2008
  • Our Own Backyard
    ... but discovered that understanding the domestic upheaval required examining events and key players in Central America itself, the global context, and the fra ... ... sometimes considered an official dividing line between history and current events. Certainly, fewer historians have approached the period than have politic ...
    13 KB (1913 words) - 13:19, 25 March 2006
  • Crabgrass Frontier
    ... ingly, misses the mark on the impact that the dominance of the internet in current life might have on how people work. It would also be interesting to know ... ... al law, larger socioeconomic changes, and the effect of important historic events. The automobile gets a lot of attention later in the book, which is about ...
    35 KB (5549 words) - 22:08, 2 April 2016
  • Designing a New America: The Origins of New Deal Planning, 1890-1943
    ... federal agencies designed to hand out money to an ailing America, but the current of reform which ran through the movement was at least as potent as any mak ... ... ue evolution of government that naturally followed the economic and social events that characterized the decades after Reconstruction and before the stock m ...
    3 KB (495 words) - 19:07, 25 January 2011
  • Analogies at War
    ... hong, these problems begin with how applicable the historic case is to the current dilemma and include the difficulties associated with breaking the relation ... ... past experience. The human mind uses these concepts to drive fit current events into the framework of historic experience; experience here applies to pers ...
    7 KB (1142 words) - 20:41, 19 March 2007
  • Confronting the War Machine
    ... opes that Americans of this generation will not label those who oppose the current war as disloyal, but, given the treatment of dissenters in the past, he is ... ... Across the country, the location for draft card turn-ins and other public events mattered little, but in Boston they often took place in churches, where th ...
    6 KB (987 words) - 02:07, 20 March 2007
  • Prisoners Without Trial
    ... red, many might change their views. The book is also very relevant to the current debate on immigration. Many of the first generation Issei were not Americ ...
    6 KB (1034 words) - 00:59, 5 October 2007
  • Pitied But Not Entitled
    ... tive. However, it was much easier to follow the chronological sequence of events in this book than it was in James McGovern’s And A Time For Hope. ... pejorative, "although the word itself did not come into common use in its current meaning until the 1960s" (1). Throughout the text, she constantly refers t ...
    21 KB (3164 words) - 17:23, 9 February 2016
  • World War II and the American Dream
    ... smallest amount of metals. The book elucidates a part of our history many current students are unfamiliar with and helps explain why some of the houses and ... ... t assume the reader is an expert in their topic and manage to tie specific events nicely into a larger historical context. Friedel’s article is particula ...
    5 KB (854 words) - 01:50, 6 January 2010
  • American Prometheus
    ... t Los Alamos. The army knew of his relationships with former and possibly current party members but still granted him a security clearance. By all accounts ... ... tell the difference between a Left New Dealer and a Communist. There are events in Oppenheimer’s life that raise questions, but Bird and Sherwin appear ...
    9 KB (1474 words) - 14:33, 23 September 2008
  • Nightmare in Red
    ... a political necessity but that he became disillusioned with the course of events. ... as being a bastion of Reds proved suicidal. After a humiliating series of events, McCarthy was scorned by Washington and censured by the Senate.
    9 KB (1474 words) - 16:47, 15 October 2009
  • Freedom from Fear; The US in Depression and War
    ... eralism – and the conservative reaction to it -- is shown as the root of current American political divisions (340). While the details of the differences ... ... ng. He does not restrict himself to a detached, non-committal view of the events he describes. Indeed, some of his passages cut very close to the bone. H ...
    5 KB (849 words) - 14:59, 28 February 2010
  • Freedom Is Not Enough
    ... l considerations, such as the economy, political realities, and extraneous events such as the Vietnam War and the Watts riots. Also, Patterson’s work docu ... The book concludes with statements by Bill Cosby and current President Obama. Both men reiterated some of the ideas contained within th ...
    6 KB (977 words) - 13:44, 22 March 2011
  • Civilities and Civil Rights
    ... acism? (p. 171) The answer came from both the Black Power Movement and the events of 1968, when Greensboro saw shooting break out on the A& T campus and ten ... ... onse may provide additional insights to balance out the perspective of the events and to corroborate general community feelings beyond the close knit circle ...
    17 KB (2721 words) - 16:50, 31 October 2012
  • Silver Cities
    ... remendously to the text to help reconcile technology with major historical events and the working dates for some of the important photographers. This book c ... ... o that the original interpretations and uses of the images are left to the current historian to decipher. Still, considering the vast amount of resources and ...
    20 KB (3204 words) - 19:14, 26 January 2015
  • City Games
    ... People]], Riess showed that parks eventually became the site for sporting events. Franklin Park, for instance, built a golf course, while other parks buil ... ... d the west expanded, professional franchises did not have to remain in its current city. The National Football League’s (NFL) Baltimore Colts relocated to ...
    8 KB (1233 words) - 16:08, 26 September 2011
  • Greenbelt, Maryland
    ... eover, social cooperatives like the Citizens Association planned community events such as a May Day celebration and Labor Day festivities. Greenbelt’s co ... ... he increasingly far-flung residents and information on significant current events” (201-2). Here, Knepper provided an attachment that connected the peopl ...
    8 KB (1079 words) - 14:15, 19 October 2011
  • Warfare State
    ... ncy to administration attempts to shape public opinion and reframe current events and the outbreak of hostilities within the larger goals of New Deal libera ...
    17 KB (2692 words) - 23:25, 21 February 2016

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