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The culture of the Cold War

Author: Stephen J Whitfield
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1996.
Series: American moment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Without the Cold War, what's the point of being an American?" As if in answer to this question from John Updike's "Rabbit at Rest", Stephen Whitfield examines the impact of the Cold War - and its dramatic ending - on American culture in an updated version of his study. In a new epilogue to this second edition, he extends his analysis from the McCarthyism of the 1950s, including its effects on the American and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whitfield, Stephen J., 1942-
Culture of the Cold War.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)605232880
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Whitfield
ISBN: 0801851963 9780801851964 0801851955 9780801851957
OCLC Number: 32821549
Description: viii, 275 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Politicizing culture : suspicious minds --
Seeing red : the stigma --
Assenting : the trend of ideology --
Praying : God bless America --
Informing : many are called --
Reeling : the politics of film --
Boxed-in : television and the press --
Dissenting : pity the land --
Thawing : a substitute for victory --
Epilogue.
Series Title: American moment.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Whitfield.
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