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Thu Oct 16 17:56:05 2014 UTClccn-n500506800.10James T. Patterson, Jr0.371.00[James T. Patterson, representative from Connecticut, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]37058808James_T._Patterson_(historian)n 5005068085698パターソン, ジェイムズ・Tlccn-n80153969Topeka (Kan.).Board of Educationlccn-n80153980Brown, Oliver1918-1961lccn-n83125299Taft, Robert A.(Robert Alphonso)1889-1953lccn-n50003494Organization of American Historianslccn-n79071166Moynihan, Daniel P.(Daniel Patrick)1927-2003lccn-n80025971Colbourn, H. Trevoredtnc-american council of learned societiesAmerican Council of Learned Societiesfast-884129Cross, Alex (Fictitious character)np-patterson, marionPatterson, Marionlccn-n81090251Victoria (C.-B.)Patterson, James T.HistoryTrials, litigation, etcUnited StatesPolitical scienceEconomic historySocial policyPublic welfarePoverty--Government policySegregation in education--Law and legislationAfrican Americans--Civil rightsDiscrimination in education--Law and legislationTopeka (Kan.).--Board of EducationBrown, Oliver,Social historySocial changePublic opinionCancer--Public opinionCancerTaft, Robert A.--(Robert Alphonso),ConservatismEconomic policyNew DealFederal governmentVietnam WarMoynihan, Daniel P.--(Daniel Patrick),Political and social viewsAfrican American families--Social conditionsInternational relationsDiplomatic relationsRace relationsNineteen sixtiesWelfare stateBrown, Oliver,Brown, Oliver,Yale UniversityLawyersPatterson, James TDiscrimination in education1935195419671968196919701972197519761981198219831985198619871988198919931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082010201220142276475276973.92HN59322616ocn045856169book20010.31Patterson, James TBrown v. Board of Education : a civil rights milestone and its troubled legacyHistoryTrials, litigation, etcAppendix II contains tables and statistics on segregation and race and education+-+6162760465320123ocn032273033book19950.27Patterson, James TGrand expectations : the United States, 1945-1974HistoryBeginning in 1945, America rocketed through a quarter-century of extraordinary economic growth, experiencing a boom that soared to unimaginable heights in the 1960s. It was a boom that produced a national euphoria, a time of grand expectations and an unprecedented faith in our government, in our leaders, and in the American dream, an optimistic spirit which would be shaken by events in the '60s and '70s, and particularly by the Vietnam War. Now, in this volume the author has written a work that weaves the major political, cultural, and economic events of the period into a portrait of America from 1945 through Watergate. He portrays the amazing growth after World War II, the great building boom epitomized by Levittown (the largest such development in history) and the baby boom (which exploded literally nine months after V-J Day), as well as the resultant buoyancy of spirit reflected in everything from streamlined toasters, to big, flashy cars, to the soaring, butterfly roof of TWA's airline terminal in New York. And he shows how this upbeat, can-do mood spurred grander and grander expectations as the era progressed. Of course, not all Americans shared in this economic growth, and an important thread running through the book is a depiction of the civil rights movement, from the Brown v. Board of Education decision, to the confrontations in Little Rock, Birmingham, and Selma, to the civil rights acts of 1964 and 1965. The author also shows how the Vietnam War, which provoked LBJ's growing credibility gap, vast defense spending that dangerously unsettled the economy, and increasingly angry protests, and a growing rights revolution triggered a backlash that widened hidden rifts in our society, rifts that divided along racial, class, and generational lines. And by Nixon's resignation, we find a national mood in stark contrast to the grand expectations of ten years earlier, one in which faith in our leaders and in the attainability of the American dream was becoming shaken+-+7242660465279722ocn060715042book20050.29Patterson, James TRestless giant : the United States from Watergate to Bush v. GoreHistoryA concise assessment of the 27 years between the resignation of Richard Nixon and the election of George W. Bush, weaving together social, cultural, political, economic, and international developments. We meet the era's many memorable figures--most notably, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton--and explore the "culture wars" where liberals and conservatives appeared to cut the country in two. Patterson describes how, when the Cold War finally ended, Americans faced bewildering new developments around the world. In exploring a wide range of cultural, social, and economic concerns, he shows how the persistence of racial tensions, high divorce rates, alarm over crime, and urban decay all led many writers to portray this era as one of decline. But he argues that our often unmet expectations caused many of us to view the era negatively, when in fact we were in many ways better off than we thought.--From publisher description+-+K167760465198010ocn015223948book19870.37Patterson, James TThe dread disease : cancer and modern American cultureHistoryAnnotation Cancer is that "loathsome beast, which seized upon the breast, drove its long claws into the surrounding tissues, derived its sustenance by sucking out the juices of its victims, and never even relaxed its hold in death," a turn-of-the-century physician recorded. Even today cancer affects the popular imagination with dread. In a subtle and penetrating cultural history, James Patterson examines reactions to the disease through a century of American life.The modern American preoccupation with cancer was apparent during the widely publicized illness and death from that ailment of Ulysses S. Grant in 1885. Awareness of the disease soon figured heavily in the public consciousness, and individual reactions to it continue to reveal broader tensions within American society. Patterson examines responses to cancer by researchers and physicians, quacks and faith healers, by the multitude who have heard sensational media reports of "cures," as well as by many who have had firsthand experiences with the disease.Optimistic attitudes of many experts contrast sharply with the skepticism of large segments of the population--often the less wealthy and the less educated--that reject the claims of medical science and resist the advice or, some argue, the paternalistic dictates of the government-supported cancer research establishment.Expanding expectations of a cure from a confident medical profession; the rise of a government-supported Cancer Establishment managing a large research empire; the emergence of a "cancer counterculture"; a new emphasis on prevention through control of the environment and the self; and the private fears and pessimism of millions of Americans form a telling history of American social patterns. Whether the issue is smoking, pollution, or regular checkups, attitudes toward cancer reflect more general views on medicine, public policy, and illness, as well as on death and dying. This century has witnessed both a biomedical revolution and a vastly increased role of the state in the private lives of citizens; but not everyone has bought the medical package, and many have little faith in government intervention.Readers interested in the cultural dimensions of science and medicine as well as historians, sociologists, and political scientists will be enlightened and challenged by The Dread Disease+-+4071679215324160212ocn438164720file20000.47Patterson, James TAmerica's struggle against poverty in the twentieth centuryHistory"This book carries the story of battles over poverty and social welfare through what the author calls the "amazing 1990s," those years of extraordinary performance of the economy. He explores a range of issues arising from the economic phenomenon--increasing inequality and demands for use of an improved poverty definition. He focuses the story on the impact of the highly controversial welfare reform of 1996, passed by a Republican Congress and signed by a Democratic President Clinton, despite..."+-+0989559215157111ocn000516148book19720.30Patterson, James TMr. Republican; a biography of Robert A. TaftOffers a sympathetic portrait of the U.S. Senator and presidential aspirant drawn from his personal papers139821ocn000479670book19670.53Patterson, James TCongressional conservatism and the New Deal; the growth of the conservative coalition in Congress, 1933-1939+-+712177868532412838ocn007307104book19810.39Patterson, James TAmerica's struggle against poverty, 1900-1980History11318ocn000005803book19690.53Patterson, James TThe New Deal and the States : federalism in transition10818ocn779876781book20120.25Patterson, James TThe eve of destruction : how 1965 transformed AmericaHistoryIn this book the author argues that 1965, not 1968, was the most transformative year of the 1960s, discussing attacks on civil rights demonstrators, increased African American militancy, the Watts riots, anti-war protests, and a growing national pessimism. At the beginning of 1965, the U.S. seemed on the cusp of a golden age. Although Americans had been shocked by the assassination in 1963 of President Kennedy, they exuded a sense of consensus and optimism that showed no signs of abating. Indeed, political liberalism and interracial civil rights activism made it appear as if 1965 would find America more progressive and unified than it had ever been before. In January 1965, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed that the country had "no irreconcilable conflicts." Johnson, who was an extraordinarily skillful manager of Congress, succeeded in securing an avalanche of Great Society legislation in 1965, including Medicare, immigration reform, and a powerful Voting Rights Act. But as the book reveals, that sense of harmony dissipated over the course of the year; 1965 marked the birth of the tumultuous era we now know as "The Sixties," when American society and culture underwent a major transformation. Turmoil erupted in the American South early in the year, when police attacked civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama. Many black leaders, outraged, began to lose faith in nonviolent and interracial strategies of protest. Meanwhile, the U.S. rushed into a deadly war in Vietnam, inciting rebelliousness at home. On August 11th, five days after Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, racial violence exploded in the Watts area of Los Angeles. The six days of looting and arson that followed shocked many Americans and cooled their enthusiasm for the president's remaining initiatives. As the national mood darkened, the country became deeply divided. By the end of 1965, a conservative resurgence was beginning to redefine the political scene even as developments in popular music were enlivening the Left. In this book the author traces the events of this transformative year, showing how they dramatically reshaped the nation and reset the course of American life9787ocn435418545book20100.30Patterson, James TFreedom is not enough : the Moynihan report and America's struggle over black family life : from LBJ to ObamaPresents the release and reception of Moynihan's report "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action" then and in the forty-five years since+-+52086501955435ocn012694122book19860.56Patterson, James TAmerica's struggle against poverty, 1900-1985History47811ocn030892833book19940.63Patterson, James TAmerica's struggle against poverty, 1900-1994History+-+987685921532447120ocn002224903book19760.50Patterson, James TAmerica in the twentieth century : a historyHistory+-+95132500653242794ocn001435401book19750.66Paths to the present : interpretive essays on American history since 19302263ocn000067092book19700.59Colbourn, H. TrevorThe American past in perspectiveHistory921ocn019223687book19890.37Patterson, James TAmerica in the twenthieth century : a historyHistory919ocn008511375book19810.66Patterson, James TThe welfare state in America, 1930-1980History624ocn031782410book19940.47Patterson, James TAmerica since 1941 : a historyHistory+-+2866650065324591ocn068744921book19950.20Patterson, James TGrand expectations : postwar America, 1945-1974History+-+K53125046511ocn144513730art0.10Yale College (1887- )James T. Patterson, JrBiography11ocn061196102visu19541.00[James T. Patterson, representative from Connecticut, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]+-+6162760465+-+6162760465Thu Oct 16 16:02:48 EDT 2014batch22994