Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era

Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era

by Elaine Tyler May
     
 

In Homeward Bound, noted historian Elaine Tyler May uncovers startling connections between the Cold War and family life, challenging assumptions of the "happy days" of the 1950s. This new edition includes up-to-date information and references throughout, with an epilogue that examines the legacy of the Cold War since September 11th, 2001. See more details below

Overview

In Homeward Bound, noted historian Elaine Tyler May uncovers startling connections between the Cold War and family life, challenging assumptions of the "happy days" of the 1950s. This new edition includes up-to-date information and references throughout, with an epilogue that examines the legacy of the Cold War since September 11th, 2001.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465030552
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
02/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.77(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Containment at Home: Cold War, Warm Hearth 19

2 Depression: Hard Times at Home 39

3 War and Peace: Fanning the Home Fires 58

4 Explosive Issues: Sex, Women, and the Bomb 89

5 Brinkmanship: Sexual Containment on the Home Front 109

6 Baby Boom and Birth Control: The Reproductive Consensus 129

7 The Commodity Gap: Consumerism and the Modern Home 153

8 Hanging Together: For Better Or for Worse 174

9 The End of Containment: The Baby Boom Comes of Age 198

Epilogue Echoes of the Cold War: The Aftermath of September 11, 2001 217

Appendices 229

Notes 249

Index 289

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