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Contemporary History
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A montage of events sets the stage for a discussion of the last quarter of the 20th Century -- and of the difficulty of examining contemporary history with true historical perspective. A footnote looks at television's impact on our experience of recent history.
Key Events

The late 20th century.


Maps

The United States in the 1990s.


Transcript

The full transcript and video.


Webography

Links to sites with primary and secondary source materials related to the topics of this program.



  
Interactive Map:  The New West.  According to popular thinking, the old Rocky Mountain West had been a wild, untamed place.  But with late 20th century technology, population growth, and economics, it seemed that a smaller, more accessible "New West" had

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