The Culture of the Cold War (The American Moment Series) / Edition 2

The Culture of the Cold War (The American Moment Series) / Edition 2

by Stephen J. Whitfield
     
 

"Without the Cold War, what's the point of being an American?" As if in answer to this poignant 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 highly acclaimed study. In a new epilogue to this second edition, he extends his

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"Without the Cold War, what's the point of being an American?" As if in answer to this poignant 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 highly acclaimed 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 European intelligensia, to the civil rights movement of the 1960s and beyond.

Whitfield treats his subject matter with the eye of a historian, reminding the reader that the Cold War is now a thing of the past. His treatment underscores the importance of the Cold War to our national identity and forces the reader to ask, Where do we go from here? The question is especially crucial for the Cold War historian, Whitfield argues. His new epilogue is partly a guide for new historians to tackle the complexities of Cold War studies.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801851957
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
The American Moment Series
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
275
Sales rank:
522,753
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1Politicizing Culture: Suspicious Minds1
2Seeing Red: The Stigma27
3Assenting: The Trend of Ideology53
4Praying: God Bless America77
5Informing: Many Are Called101
6Reeling: The Politics of Film127
7Boxed-In: Television and the Press153
8Dissenting: Pity the Land179
9Thawing: A Substitute for Victory205
Epilogue231
Bibliographical Essay243
Index267

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