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America Since 1945—E-Seminar 1, The Post–New Deal Order
Resource Type: E-Seminar
Taught by: Alan Brinkley

What was once routinely known as "the postwar era" is now a period of more than half a century, during which the United States has probably changed more rapidly and profoundly than during any other period of its history. Historian Alan Brinkley offers an introduction to and a framework for understanding the United States since 1945.
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1. New Deal Liberalism and Postwar Economic Growth

2. The Cold War: Domestic and Foreign Concerns

1. The Legacy of the New Deal

2. The Cold War

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1. The New Deal and Its Legacy

2. Origins of the Cold War

1. Historians Debate: Who Is Responsible for the Cold War?

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