By Jean-Christophe Agnew, Roy Rosenzweig
A spouse to Post-1945 the USA is an unique selection of 34 essays by way of key students at the background and historiography of Post-1945 America.
- Covers society and tradition, humans and events, politics and international policy
- Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each vital period and topic
- Includes booklet evaluation part on crucial readings
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Abandon children and the elderly to a greater degree, . . much more often support the practice of abortion, . . label certain children illegitimate, will not get involved in the family problems of others, and condemn alternative living arrangements” (Miller, 1993, p. 284). While child-centeredness is usually defined by the degree to which parents invest time, money, and other resources in their children, Miller argues that, considering the constraints under which the African American family has long labored, it has proven far more “child-centered” than the isolated nuclear family of Parsons’s description.
The flow of population to the Sunbelt further expanded the electoral clout of the South and West, enhancing the ability of elected officials to divert even greater federal resources to their regions. At the same time that the federal government fostered economic decentralization, it also subsidized the mobility of population and commerce. Suburbanization, like industrial decentralization, was a process well underway in the early twentieth century. But the scale and pace of suburban growth accelerated rapidly after World War II.
Federal programs did not address the fragmented nature of metropolitan politics and the relative autonomy of local governments. By 1960, the United States had 91,186 local governments (Doherty and Stone, 1999). In most parts of the United States, localities controlled education, public works, and social services and paid for goods and services through local taxes. Municipal governments also controlled land use through zoning laws and other local regulations (Briffault, 1990; Frug, 1999). The fragmentation of government reinforced inequalities by race and class.