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

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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
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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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