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

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

by R. Saxe
ISBN-10:
0230600603
ISBN-13:
9780230600607
Pub. Date:
07/02/2008
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
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Settling Down: World War II Veterans' Challenge to the Postwar Consensus

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230600607
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 07/02/2008
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 229
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(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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