A History of Our Time by William H. Chafe
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A History of Our Time, Eighth Edition, offers selections by leading historians as well as first-person accounts of various issues by people who have contributed to the shaping of America's rich history, including Bill Clinton, Joseph McCarthy, Anne Moody, Robin Morgan, and Phyllis Schlafly. Providing a balance of diverse political viewpoints, the documents include the voices of men and women of African American, European American, Asian American, and Latino/a descent. Taking into consideration events of the last four years--including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden--the eighth edition of A History of Our Time offers a clearer, more encompassing view of the United States' collective history.

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William H. Chafe is Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History at Duke University (Ph. D. at Columbia University). He specializes in 20th Century US History, particularly race and gender equality. His books include The Unfinished Journey (OUP, 2007) and Private Lives/Public Consequences (Harvard UP, 2005). Harvard Sitkoff is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. He specializes in 20th Century U.S. History and African-American History. His books include A New Deal for Blacks: 30th Anniversary Edition (OUP, 2008), The Struggle for Black Equality, 1954-1992 (Hill and Wang, 1993) and King (Hill and Wang, 2007). Beth Bailey is Professor of History at Temple University (Ph. D. University of Chicago). She specializes in 20th Century U.S. Cultural and Social History, History and Gender and Sexuality. Her books include From the Front Porch to Back Seat (Johns Hopkins UP, 1988), Sex in the Heartland (Harvard UP, 1999), co-author A People and a Nation, 7e (HM, 2004).
Published November 30, 2011 by Oxford University Press. 448 pages
Genres: History.