Education and the Cold War
The Battle for the American School
By (author) A. Hartman
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Education and the Cold War by A. Hartman
Book DescriptionShortly after the Russians launched Sputnik in 1957, Hannah Arendt quipped that "only in America could a crisis in education actually become a factor in politics." The Cold War battle for the American school - dramatized but not initiated by Sputnik - proved Arendt correct. The schools served as a battleground in the ideological conflicts of the 1950s. Beginning with the genealogy of progressive education, and ending with the formation of New Left and New Right thought, Education and the Cold War offers a fresh perspective on the postwar transformation in U.S. political culture by way of an examination of the educational history of that era.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230600102
(233mm x 165mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - A. Hartman
ANDREW HARTMAN is an Assistant Professor of History at Illinois State University, USA.
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