America's Recent Past
This new and exciting series charts the most recent historical developments that have shaped America and the world. The study of history mostly concentrates on the distant past, where there are established works and perspectives shaped by several generations of historians.
This series tackles new questions and new issues by providing short, concise, accessible, and engaging overviews of events and historical trends of the late 20th century and beyond. Each author presents a sustained historical argument about a particular problematic aspect of the most recent American history, to give students an immediate historical grasp of current events and to stimulate general readers interested in contemporary topics and issues.