Book recommendation: a good historical overview of the US in the 1980s?
July 14, 2014 1:28 PM Subscribe
I am seeking recommendations for (reputable/peer-reviewed) essays or books that could help me develop a nuanced but well-rounded understanding of the social, political, and economic climate in 1980s America (economic deregulation is a particular point of interest).
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For context: I'm writing a dissertation on an artist whose work spans the early 1970s until the present, with an emphasis on the late 1970s and 1980s, and I've been having a hard time finding resources that strike the right balance between specificity and generality. Most academic history books tend to be quite narrow in scope, and many generalist histories wouldn't be appropriate to cite in a dissertation.
Perhaps you can recommend something? Thanks in advance!