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Eisenhower and the Cold War economy

Author: William M McClenahan; William H Becker
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
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Throughout his two-term presidency, Dwight D. Eisenhower faced the challenge of managing a period of peacetime prosperity after more than two decades of depression, war, and postwar inflation. The essential issue he addressed was how the country would pay for the deepening Cold War and the extent to which such unprecedented peacetime commitments would affect the United States economy and its institutions. William M.  Read more...
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Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William M McClenahan; William H Becker
ISBN: 9781421402659 1421402653
OCLC Number: 707486703
Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Prologue: Preparing for the Presidency --
Part 1. Macro-Level Economic Policies --
1. Setting a Consistent Course, 1953-1956 --
2. Economic Policy in Good Times, 1955-1957 --
3. Narrowing the Course, 1957-1961 --
Part 2. Microeconomic Policies --
4. Agriculture: A Tough Battle --
5. A Coalescing Antitrust Policy --
6. Foreign Economic Policy --
Epilogue: The Eisenhower Legacy --
Acknowledgments --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Essay on Primary Sources --
Index.
Responsibility: William M. McClenahan Jr. and William H. Becker.

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An important and original contribution, this examination of the Eisenhower administration's economic policy enriches our understanding of the history of the modern American economy, the presidency,  Read more...

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This clearly written, accessible, and well-researched study is a welcome addition to the surprisingly small literature on the economic policies of the Eisenhower administration. -- Iwan Morgan * Read more...

 
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