Contemporary America 1970 to Present by Golson Books
  

Contemporary America 1970 to Present

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Part of the Handbook to Life in America Series

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Contemporary America 1970 to Present by Golson Books

Changing International affairs and the forces of technological innovation shaped the lives of Americans in the last decades of the 20th century. While the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union gave rise to hopes of peaceful international relations, the Gulf War and the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center in New York shattered these aspirations. In the social sphere, cell phones, CDs, and the Internet completely transformed the ways by which people communicated and conveyed information. The election of an African-American man to the presidency marked the successful continuation of the struggle for equal civil rights, bolstering America's reputation as a radically changing place in this contemporary period.

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Format

Hardback
291 pages

Author

Golson Books
More books by Golson Books

Publisher

Facts On File Inc

Publication date

1st July 2009

ISBN

9780816071821


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