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- DescriptionBy examining popular culture, politics, ecomics, 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, techlogical change and ecomic 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.
- Author BiographyPeter 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).
- PublisherSmithsonian Books
- Date of Publication01/02/2001
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSmithsonian Books
- Weight318 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edited byJames Gilbert,Peter J. Kuznick
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