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The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality

Thomas Borstelmann

Abstract

This book looks at an iconic decade when the cultural left and economic right came to the fore in American society and the world at large. While many have seen the 1970s as simply a period of failures epitomized by Watergate, inflation, the oil crisis, global unrest, and disillusionment with military efforts in Vietnam, this book creates a new framework for understanding the period and its legacy. It demonstrates how the 1970s increased social inclusiveness and, at the same time, encouraged commitments to the free market and wariness of government. As a result, American culture and much of the ... More

Keywords: cultural left, economic right, American society, social inclusiveness, free market, American culture, civil rights, human rights, economic deregulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691141565
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691141565.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Borstelmann, author
University of Nebraska