Postwar America: 1945–1971


The postwar boom in the U.S. brought about massive changes in U.S. society and culture. In this accessible volume, historian Howard Zinn offers a view from below on these vital years in American history. By critically examining U.S. militarism abroad and racism at home, he raises challenging questions about this often romanticized era. [Publisher’s description.]

Published by Bobbs-Merrill, 1973; South End Press, 2002; Haymarket Books, 2013.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Jack P. Greene • p. ix
Acknowledgments • p. xii
Introduction • p. xiii
l. The Best of Wars • p. 3
2. Empire • p. 37
3. Democracy and Profit • p. 89
4. Solving the Race Problem • p. 120
5. Justice • p. 149
6. Bunker Hill: Beginnings • p. 198
Bibliographical Notes • p. 245
Index • p. 259