"An indispensable resource for students, scholars, and general readers alike. Serrianne charts the major developments of this pivotal decade and situates them within the broader context of recent American history. Highly recommended."—William A. Taylor, author of Every Citizen a Soldier
"Provides a wide-ranging treatment of political, foreign/ military, social, economic and popular culture developments in the United States during an event-filled period in the very recent past. There are few other titles that focus on this broad a canvas during such a relatively narrow time period."—David Bennett, author of Bill Clinton: Building a Bridge to the New Millennium
"[America in the Nineties] takes a step back to the decade of the 1990s, from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. . . . Serrianne analyzes the cultural changes of the 1990s, including issues of race relations, women’s rights, and the LGBT movement. Backlash to the Civil Rights movement, the Conservative Revolution, Reaganomics in the 1980s, and the election of Bill Clinton created a decade in which both sides of the political spectrum sought to gain their footing."—The New York History Blog
This book is a survey treatment of the 1990s. The trajectory of the narrative follows from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This book seeks to give a voice to historically marginalized communities, while providing an overview of the 1990s. The analysis includes examinations of: the end of the 1980s, America’s War in the Gulf, Bush’s domestic agenda; The 1992 Campaign, Clinton’s domestic agenda; The United States and genocide; globalization; science and technology; pop culture; race relations; LGBT and women’s right; and the scandals of the Clinton Administration. The book strikes the balance between providing an analysis of the 1990s, while providing the reader with basic key information about the decade. This book is one of the first of its kind to examine the whole decade and while providing an analysis on a multitude of subjects.
Nina Esperanza Serrianne holds an M.A. in History and Political Science and is currently pursuing her PhD in Public Policy at George Mason University. She has worked in the non-profit sector in both state-wide advocacy and direct services. Her research focuses include women and gender studies and American Government.
Series: America in the Twentieth Century
6 x 9, 288 pages