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Citizenship in Cold War America: The National Security State and the Possibilities of Dissent

Citizenship in Cold War America: The National Security State and the Possibilities of Dissent

by Andrea Friedman
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ISBN-13: 9781625340689
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date: 08/31/2014
Series: Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 851,054
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Andrea Friedman is associate professor of history and of women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Citizenship Stories in Exceptional Times 1

1 Internal Security, National Security: Psychological Citizenship in the Cold War Era 16

2 The Case of the War Bride: Liberal Citizenship and Human Rights in the National Security State 48

3 The Right to Earn a Living: Loyalty, Race, and Economic Citizenship 80

4 "A Dependent Independence and a Dominated Dominion": Empire and Semi-Citizenship on the Cold War Stage 119

5 "The Show of Violence": Social Citizenship, Democracy, and the Remaking of National Security 157

Conclusion: Exceptions, Exceptionalism, and U.S. Citizenship 192

Notes 199

Bibliography 241

Index 267

What People are Saying About This

Laura McEnaney

This is a very polished, well-argued book that draws on a deep reservoir of archival materials.... The marvelous diversity of the case studies reinforces the main theme, which is that the Cold War consensus was not as solid as we have thought — or have been led to believe by previous scholarship.... Friedman's manuscript is a rumination on cold war citizenship, but it leads us to reconsider all moments in American history — well beyond her chronology here — in which citizenship was contested (and when wasn't it, frankly?). The episodes Friedman uncovers are absolutely crucial civics lessons that should enter the mainstream of our teaching on the postwar/cold war years.

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