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Academic Year 2005/2006
The Cold War and Political Culture
HIST 341 FA
Beginning with the use of a nuclear bomb on Japan and ending with the fall of Saigon, this seminar will examine the first two phases of United States-Soviet relations characterized by containment, the development and use
of covert intelligence apparatuses, and the displacement of conflict into "hot war" zones in the Third World. We will also address domestic ideologies that supported and opposed Cold War policies, among them McCarthyism,
consumer culture, civil rights, conservatism and the New Left.
Carolyn Eisenberg, DRAWING THE LINE: THE AMERICAN DECISION TO DIVIDE GERMANY
Richard Fried, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! PAGEANTRY AND PATRIOTISM IN COL WAR AMERICA
Peter Bacon Hales, ATOMIC
SPACES: LIVING ON THE MANHATTAN
Lisa McGirr, SUBURBAN WARRIORS: THE ORIGINS OF THE NEW AMERICAN RIGHT
Ellen Schrecker, MANY ARE THE CRIMES: MCCARTHYISM IN AMERICA
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Three 5-7 pp. papers or one 15-20 pp. paper.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Class attendance is mandatory. The Friday class period will be used to show films 6 weeks of the term and will otherwise be free. Students may do a major research project designed to count this course as part of the
Gender and History concentration.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
[HIST233 or AMST247] OR [AMST200 or LAST200] OR HIST240
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