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Little cold warriors : American childhood in the 1950s

Author: Victoria Grieve
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
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"Nostalgic narratives of the 1950s obscure a history of postwar childhood that has more in common with the war years and the sixties, when children were mobilized to fight the Cold War both at home and abroad. This book is about the many ways children and ideas about childhood served the demands of the Cold War."--Provided by publisher.
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Grieve, Victoria, 1972-
Little cold warriors.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017054098
(OCoLC)1019935565
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Grieve
ISBN: 9780190675691 0190675691 9780190675714 0190675713
OCLC Number: 1040694633
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cold War comics: educating American children for a new global role --
A small paintbrush in the hands of a small child: Children's art and cultural diplomacy during the Cold War --
The accidental political advantages of a non-political book program: Franklin Publications and juvenile books abroad --
"Your grandchildren will grow up under communism!": Cold War advertising and American youth --
The Cold War in the schools: Educating a generation for world understanding --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Victoria M. Grieve.

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Nostalgic narratives of the 1950s obscure a history of postwar childhood that has more in common with the war years and the sixties, when children were mobilized to fight the Cold War both at home  Read more...

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A set of findings that should, indeed, be incorporated into our understanding of childhood in the 1950s and of Baby-Boomer adulthood. * Peter N. Stearns, American Journal of Play * In Little Cold Read more...

 
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