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The 1970s:
A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality
Thomas Borstelmann

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List of Illustrations ix
Preface and Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Crosscurrents of Crisis in 1970s America 19
Trouble Abroad 22
Corruption at Home 36
Conservatism and the Distrust of Government 45
Economic Insecurity 53
Turning Inward 63

Chapter 2: The Rising Tide of Equality and Democratic Reform 73
Women in the Public Sphere 76
Women in the Private Sphere 88
The Many Frontiers of Equality 96
Political Reform 108
Resistance 114

Chapter 3: The Spread of Market Values 122
A Sea Change of Principles 126
The Economy Goes South 133
Globalization's Gathering Speed 137
From Citizenship to Deregulation 144
Market Solutions for Every Problem 153
A Freer Market, A Coarser Culture 162

Chapter 4: The Retreat of Empires and the Global Advance of the Market 175
The Emergence of Human Rights 179
European Empires and Southern Africa 186
The Soviet Empire 193
The American Empire 201
The Israeli Exception 208
The Retreat of the State 214
China and the Hollowing Out of Socialism 220

Chapter 5: Resistance to the New Hyper-Individualism 227
The Environmentalist Challenge 231
Religious Resurgence at Home 247
Religious Resurgence in Israel 258
Religious Resurgence in the Muslim World 263
Jimmy Carter as a Man of His Times 270

Chapter 6: More and Less Equal since the 1970s 279
Evidence to the Contrary 280
Inclusiveness Ascending 287
Markets Persisting 295
Unrestrained Consumption 299
Inequality Rising 306

Conclusion 312
Notes 319
Index 371

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