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Description - Rethinking Cold War Culture by Peter J. Kuznick

By examining popular culture, politics, economics, gender relations and civil rights, the contributors contend that, while there was little fundamentally new about American culture in the Cold War era, the Cold War shaped and distorted virtually every aspect of American life. Interacting with long-term historical trends related to demographics, technological change and economic cycles, four new elements dramatically influenced American politics and culture: the threat of nuclear annihilation; the use of surrogate and covert warfare; the intensification of anticommunist ideology; and the rise of a powerful military-industrial complex.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781560988953
ISBN-10: 1560988959
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Smithsonian Books
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter J. Kuznick

Peter J. Kuznick is associate professor of history and director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University, and the author of Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists as Political Activists in 1930s America (1987). James Gilbert is Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of Redeeming Culture: American Religion in an Age of Science (1997).