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Patterson, James T.

Works: 72 works in 284 publications in 2 languages and 23,042 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HN59, 973.92
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Most widely held works about James T Patterson
Most widely held works by James T Patterson
Brown v. Board of Education : a civil rights milestone and its troubled legacy by James T Patterson( Book )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 3,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appendix II contains tables and statistics on segregation and race and education
Grand expectations : the United States, 1945-1974 by James T Patterson( Book )
24 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 3,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beginning 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
Restless giant : the United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore by James T Patterson( Book )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 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
The dread disease : cancer and modern American culture by James T Patterson( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation 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
America's struggle against poverty in the twentieth century by James T Patterson( )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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..."
Mr. Republican; a biography of Robert A. Taft by James T Patterson( Book )
11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a sympathetic portrait of the U.S. Senator and presidential aspirant drawn from his personal papers
Congressional conservatism and the New Deal; the growth of the conservative coalition in Congress, 1933-1939 by James T Patterson( Book )
25 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America's struggle against poverty, 1900-1980 by James T Patterson( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eve of destruction : how 1965 transformed America by James T Patterson( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 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 life
The New Deal and the States : federalism in transition by James T Patterson( Book )
8 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freedom is not enough : the Moynihan report and America's struggle over black family life : from LBJ to Obama by James T Patterson( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the release and reception of Moynihan's report "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action" then and in the forty-five years since
America's struggle against poverty, 1900-1985 by James T Patterson( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America's struggle against poverty, 1900-1994 by James T Patterson( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America in the twentieth century : a history by James T Patterson( Book )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paths to the present : interpretive essays on American history since 1930 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American past in perspective by H. Trevor Colbourn( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America in the twenthieth century : a history by James T Patterson( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The welfare state in America, 1930-1980 by James T Patterson( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America since 1941 : a history by James T Patterson( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grand expectations : postwar America, 1945-1974 by James T Patterson( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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パターソン, ジェイムズ・T
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