King's College Department of History

UNITED STATES SINCE 1945

Website Project - History 425 - Fall 1999


INTRODUCTION

The resource materials in print and online which afford one the opportunity to examine the final fifty years of the Twentieth Century are overwhelming. In this period political, social, economic, and cultural issues worthy of examination abound. This is an era in which the Cold War dominated our thinking and the Beatles and Elvis Presley challenged the Big Band sound of another era. It is a period when Rosa Parks sat down and Betty Friedan stood up. We traveled to the Moon and came home to inaugurate Earth Day. Leaders were assassinated and impeached. Young men and women died in Da Nang, Saigon, and in AIDS clinics. At times the economic debate centered on "guns vs. butter" and at other times on the New Deal vs. the Contract With America.

This website, undertaken as a project by the students of History 425 during the Fall 1999 Semester, is an effort to "connect" with diverse topics and areas of research and the resources available. We trust that it will provide some very significant information in itself and, as with all websites, will provide "one small step" for further exploration. It is fair to say that, like the history of the United States, it is "a work in progress". We leave the "giant leaps" for all of man and woman kind to take.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL HISTORICAL RESOURCES: 1945-1999 | LINKS TO LINKS | ORGANIZATIONS/ASSOCIATIONS

JOURNALS/PUBLICATIONS | HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS/TEXTS

1945-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979

1980-1989 | 1990-1999




GENERAL HISTORICAL RESOURCES: 1945-1999

LINKS TO LINKS

ORGANIZATIONS

JOURNALS, PUBLICATIONS

HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW

1945-1959(Excluding WWII)

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

1990-1999





Editor's Notes:

Site built, edited, and maintained by Howard B. Fedrick

Site research and content provided by students of History 425 - Fall 1999

Sean Carey, Larry Dake, Sara DeLuca, Ben Ferguson

Michael Jeffers, Nick Kazinetz, Steve Kish, Jamie Musloski

Kristine Plankey, Chris Smith, Janyne Swircek

Tom Torbik, Jon Treon, Maria Ulicny


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Last Updated February 1, 2000