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American Environmental Policy since 1964

Richard N. L. Andrews.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Environmental History. 8829 words.

Between 1964 and 2017, the United States adopted the concept of environmental policy as a new focus for a broad range of previously disparate policy issues affecting human interactions with...

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American Indian Activism after 1945

Bradley Shreve.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Native American History. 10350 words.

American Indian activism after 1945 was as much a part of the larger, global decolonization movement rooted in centuries of imperialism as it was a direct response to the ethos of civic...

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American Opposition to South African Apartheid

David L. Hostetter.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online November 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History; US Cultural History; African American History; History of Religion. 7483 words.

American activists who challenged South African apartheid during the Cold War era extended their opposition to racial discrimination in the United States into world politics. US...

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American Political History

Donald Critchlow.

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 168 pages.

American Political History: A Very Short Introduction explores key turning points in American political history, the nature of the two-party system, representative presidential and...

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Antimonopoly in American Politics, 1945–2000

Daniel Scroop.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Economic History. 8716 words.

Antimonopoly, meaning opposition to the exclusive or near-exclusive control of an industry or business by one or a very few businesses, played a relatively muted role in the history of the...

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Arab-Israeli Wars and US Foreign Policy

Seth Anziska.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 11501 words.

American policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict has reflected dueling impulses at the heart of US-Middle East relations since World War II: growing support for Zionism and Israeli...

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The Asian American Movement

Daryl Joji Maeda.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Political History; Urban History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity). 7753 words.

The Asian American Movement was a social movement for racial justice, most active during the late 1960s through the mid-1970s, which brought together people of various Asian ancestries in...

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Asian Americans and the Cold War

Madeline Y. Hsu.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online May 2015 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity). 8235 words.

The global political divides of the Cold War propelled the dismantling of Asian exclusion in ways that provided greater, if conditional, integration for Asian Americans, in a central aspect...

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The Civil Rights Movement in the Urban South

Claudrena N. Harold.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Urban History. 11787 words.

The civil rights movement in the urban South transformed the political, economic, and cultural landscape of post–World War II America. Between 1955 and 1968, African Americans and their...

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Civilian Nuclear Power

Daniel Pope.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Economic History; History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 10023 words.

Nuclear power in the United States has had an uneven history and faces an uncertain future. Promising in the 1950s electricity “too cheap to meter,” nuclear power has failed to come close...

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Communist Party USA, 1919 to 1957

James R. Barrett.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; Political History; Labour History. 6643 words.

The largest and most important revolutionary socialist organization in US history, the Communist Party USA was always a minority influence. It reached considerable size and influence,...

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Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824

Donald T. Critchlow.

in American Political History

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 3959 words.

The Founding Fathers feared political factions as a natural corruption of democrat government. None envisioned the rise of the severe factionalism that arose during George Washington's...

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The Cuban Revolution

Michael J. Bustamante.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online September 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity). 14035 words.

The Cuban Revolution transformed the largest island nation of the Caribbean into a flashpoint of the Cold War. After overthrowing US-backed ruler Fulgencio Batista in early 1959, Fidel...

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Dwight D. Eisenhower and American Foreign Policy

Richard V. Damms.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 12583 words.

Probably no American president was more thoroughly versed in matters of national security and foreign policy before entering office than Dwight David Eisenhower. As a young military...

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The Equal Rights Amendment

Robyn Muncy.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online September 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Legal and Constitutional History; Political History; American Women's History. 10185 words.

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), designed to enshrine in the Constitution of the United States a guarantee of equal rights to women and men, has had a long and volatile history. When first...

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Federal Indian Law

N. Bruce Duthu.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Legal and Constitutional History; Political History; Native American History. 7925 words.

United States law recognizes American Indian tribes as distinct political bodies with powers of self-government. Their status as sovereign entities predates the formation of the United...

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Federalism

Alison L. LaCroix.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Early 19th Century US History; Civil War and Reconstruction US History; Legal and Constitutional History; Political History. 9210 words.

Federalism refers to the constitutional and political structure of the United States of America, according to which political power is divided among multiple levels of...

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Freedom of the Press

Sam Lebovic.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Legal and Constitutional History; Political History. 10483 words.

According to the First Amendment of the US Constitution, Congress is barred from abridging the freedom of the press (“Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of...

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Frontier Politics, Providentialism, and “Hobbism” in Bacon’s Rebellion

Alexander B. Haskell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Political History; Southern US History. 18917 words.

Bacon’s Rebellion (1676–1677) was an uprising in the Virginia colony that its participants experienced as both a civil breakdown and a period of intense cosmic disorder. Although Thomas...

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Gender Roles, Women’s Rights, and the Polarization of American Politics in the Late 20th Century

Marjorie J. Spruill.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; American Women's History. 13967 words.

The late 20th century saw gender roles transformed as the so-called Second Wave of American feminism that began in the 1960s gained support. By the early 1970s public opinion increasingly...

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