Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era / Edition 20 by Elaine Tyler May | 9780465010202 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era / Edition 20

Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era / Edition 20

by Elaine Tyler May
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465010202

ISBN-13: 9780465010202

Pub. Date: 09/22/2008

Publisher: Basic Books


When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it altered the way we understood Cold War America. The post-World War II era was thought of as a time when Americans turned away from politics to enjoy the fruits of peace and prosperity, while their leaders remained preoccupied with the dangers of the Atomic Age. Elaine Tyler May demonstrated that the Cold War

Overview


When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it altered the way we understood Cold War America. The post-World War II era was thought of as a time when Americans turned away from politics to enjoy the fruits of peace and prosperity, while their leaders remained preoccupied with the dangers of the Atomic Age. Elaine Tyler May demonstrated that the Cold War infused life on every level from the boardroom to the bedroom. This new edition includes up-to-date information and references, along with an epilogue that examines how the legacy of the Cold War has shaped America since September 11, 2001.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465010202
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
09/22/2008
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
193,082
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introductionix
1Containment at Home: Cold War, Warm Hearth10
2Depression: Hard Times at Home30
3War and Peace: Fanning the Home Fires49
4Explosive Issues: Sex, Women, and the Bomb80
5Brinkmanship: Sexual Containment on the Home Front100
6Baby Boom and Birth Control: The Reproductive Consensus119
7The Commodity Gap: Consumerism and the Modern Home143
8Hanging Together: For Better or for Worse163
9The End of Containment: The Baby Boom Comes of Age186
Postscript to the 1999 Edition205
Appendices209
Notes229
Index261

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