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Book
xx, 330 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Coming to terms with Cold War civil rights
  • Telling stories about race and democracy
  • Fighting the Cold War with civil rights reform
  • Holding the line in Little Rock
  • Losing control in Camelot
  • Shifting the focus of America's image abroad.
In 1958, an African-American handyman named Jimmy Wilson was sentenced to die in Alabama for stealing two dollars. Shocking as this sentence was, it was overturned only after intense international attention and the interference of an embarrassed John Foster Dulles. Soon after the United States' segregated military defeated a racist regime in World War II, American racism was a major concern of U.S. allies, a chief Soviet propaganda theme, and an obstacle to American Cold War goals throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Each lynching harmed foreign relations, and "the Negro problem" became a central issue in every administration from Truman to Johnson. In what may be the best analysis of how international relations affected any domestic issue, Mary Dudziak interprets postwar civil rights as a Cold War feature. She argues that the Cold War helped facilitate key social reforms, including desegregation. Civil rights activists gained tremendous advantage as the government sought to polish its international image. But improving the nation's reputation did not always require real change. This focus on image rather than substance - combined with constraints on McCarthy-era political activism and the triumph of law-and-order rhetoric - limited the nature and extent of progress. Archival information, much of it newly available, supports Dudziak's argument that civil rights was Cold War policy. But the story is also one of people: an African-American veteran of World War II lynched in Georgia; an attorney general flooded by civil rights petitions from abroad; the teenagers who desegregated Little Rock's Central High; African diplomats denied restaurant service; black artists living in Europe and supporting the civil rights movement from overseas; conservative politicians viewing desegregation as a communist plot; and, civil rights leaders who saw their struggle eclipsed by Vietnam. Never before has any scholar so directly connected civil rights and the Cold War. Contributing mightily to our understanding of both, Dudziak advances - in clear and lively prose - a new wave of scholarship that corrects isolationist tendencies in American history by applying an international perspective to domestic affairs. In her new preface, Dudziak discusses the way the Cold War figures into civil rights history, and details this book's origins, as one question about civil rights could not be answered without broadening her research from domestic to international influences on American history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691152431 20160619
Green Library
AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01
Book
xiii, 302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Containment at home : Cold War, warm hearth
  • Depression : hard times at home
  • War and peace : fanning the home fires
  • Explosive issues : sex, women, and the bomb
  • Brinkmanship : sexual containment on the home front
  • Baby boom and birth control : the reproductive consensus
  • The commodity gap : consumerism and the modern home
  • Hanging together : for better or for worse
  • The end of containment : the baby boom comes of age
  • Epilogue : echoes of the Cold War : the aftermath of September 11, 2001.
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465010202 20160528
Green Library
AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01
Book
xxxix, 526 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- Introduction-- 1. Living and working in Chicago in 1919-- 2. Ethnicity in the New Era-- 3. Encountering mass culture-- 4. Contested loyalty at the workplace-- 5. Adrift in the Great Depression-- 6. Workers make a New Deal-- 7. Becoming a union rank and file-- 8. Workers' common ground-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521715355 20160528
This book examines how it was possible and what it meant for ordinary factory workers to become effective unionists and national political participants by the mid-1930s. We follow Chicago workers as they make choices about whether to attend ethnic benefit society meetings or to go to the movies, whether to shop in local neighborhood stores or patronize the new A & P. As they made daily decisions like these, they declared their loyalty in ways that would ultimately have political significance. When the depression worsened in the 1930s, workers adopted new ideological perspectives and overcame longstanding divisions among themselves to mount new kinds of collective action. Chicago workers' experiences all converged to make them into New Deal Democrats and CIO unionists. First printed in 1990, Making a New Deal has become an established classic in American history. The second edition includes a new preface by Lizabeth Cohen.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521715355 20160528
Green Library
AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01
Book
273 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01
Green Library
AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01
Green Library
AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, AMSTUD-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-150C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01, HISTORY-50C-01