Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

by Kevin M. Kruse, Julian E. Zelizer

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"A gripping and troubling account of the origins of our turbulent times.” —Jill Lepore, author of These Truths: A History of the United States

When—and how—did America become so polarized? In this masterful history, leading historians Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer uncover the origins of our current moment. It all starts in 1974 with the Watergate crisis, the OPEC oil embargo, desegregation busing riots in Boston, and the wind-down of the Vietnam War. What follows is the story of our own lifetimes. It is the story of ever-widening historical fault lines over economic inequality, race, gender, and sexual norms firing up a polarized political landscape. It is also the story of profound transformations of the media and our political system fueling the fire. Kruse and Zelizer’s Fault Lines is a master class in national divisions nearly five decades in the making.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393357707
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2020
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 237,154
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kevin M. Kruse is an award-winning scholar on twentieth-century American political history. Fault Lines grew out of the hugely popular course that he and Julian Zelizer co-created at Princeton University, The United States Since 1974.

Julian E. Zelizer is an award-winning scholar on twentieth-century American political history. Fault Lines grew out of the hugely popular course that he and Kevin Kruse co-created at Princeton University, The United States Since 1974.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 A Crisis Of Legitimacy 7

Chapter 2 A Crisis Of Confidence 26

Chapter 3 A Crisis Of Identity 44

Chapter 4 A Crisis Of Equality 65

Chapter 5 Turning Right 88

Chapter 6 Fighting Right 113

Chapter 7 Changing Channels 135

Chapter 8 Dividing America 160

Chapter 9 New World Orders 180

Chapter 10 The Roaring 1990s 203

Chapter 11 Scandalized 223

Chapter 12 Compassion And Terror 243

Chapter 13 The Politics Of Mass Destruction 271

Chapter 14 Polarized Politics 289

Chapter 15 The Trump Effect 320

Epilogue 349

Acknowledgments 359

Notes 361

Index 401

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