Settling Down: World War II Veterans' Challenge to the Postwar Consensus

Settling Down: World War II Veterans' Challenge to the Postwar Consensus

by Robert Francis Saxe
     
 

This book examines the lost voices of returning World War II veterans in the immediate postwar years and shows how the developing Cold War silenced or altered dissenting opinions that many vets expressed upon their return. By showing the process of silencing veterans' voices, this study offers new insights into the growth of Cold War unity, and retrieves lost

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This book examines the lost voices of returning World War II veterans in the immediate postwar years and shows how the developing Cold War silenced or altered dissenting opinions that many vets expressed upon their return. By showing the process of silencing veterans' voices, this study offers new insights into the growth of Cold War unity, and retrieves lost perspectives that both challenged and supported consensus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230600607
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/10/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

"The Reception Committee": Soldiers, Citizens, and the Veteran's Return

"The New Generation Offers a Leader": Lt. John F. Kennedy's 1946 Race for Congress
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: The Film Noir Veteran's Quest for Meaning in Postwar America
• "Citizens First, Veterans Second": The American Veterans Committee and the Challenge of the Cold War
• "The Negro Is No Longer Sleeping": African-American Veterans and the Limits of Consensus

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