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May describes the tensions that build up in white middle-class families that contribute to the explosive social movements. The book title emphasizes on the ambivalent nature of the period. On one side, the book captures weary people that head home to seek refuge and on the other side people unwillingly confined within boundaries.
The most memorable confrontation of Cold War occurs in 1959 as Richard Nixon debates with Nikita Khrushchev as an American kitchen is in front of them. Nixon says that capitalism is better than communism as he points to the superior American consumer goods. The American women have well-equipped kitchen to depict a symbol of American might. As Russians have parity in bombs and tanks America pride itself with modern appliances. The kitchen issue becomes controversial between the two nations. Russia version has the emphasis on hard work and equal responsibility while the American version stresses on attractiveness and consumerism. United States manages to produce better consumer goods and more feminine. May argues that the ideology of Cold War was a significant issue on American domesticity during 50s that affect everything from the design of the houses to the relation between sexes.
The context of the Cold War highlights connection between political and familiar values. The baby boom phenomenon and the feminine mystique fail to develop in a snug cocoon that isolates from other events in the postwar years. There is a direct response to the Cold War and anxieties it creates where the white middle-class Americans embrace traditional gender roles and their newfound commitment to family life. The countrys foreign policy and family life characterize by a quest for security and the attempt to contain potential dangerous forces. The middle-class families occasion by early marriages, increase in a number of children, sharp
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The First World War, also called the Great War would shake-up then existing power equations within Europe and prime the region for the Second World War two decades later. While America's participation in the latter was more substantial than the former It's support to the French cause would prove to be a major factor in the eventual outcome of the war.
Millions of people lost their lives. The war ended with complete destruction of Nazi Germany on one side and tragic Atomic Bomb attack on Japan by USA. The war shaped many new Nations and their boundaries. After the objectives of world war were achieved USSR and USA parted ways and pursued conflicting interests.
Every so often, a book comes along to challenge this standard interpretation of the history of those turbulent times and to overturn conventional wisdom on this subject. One such book is Parting the Curtain: Propaganda, Culture and the Cold War, 1945-1961.
It presents distinct group of reading in a format that requires students to evaluate sources, test the interpretations of illustrious historians and finally drawing conclusive conclusions. Offering a rich and insightful guidelines and road map of Asian American history and describing its evolution for over 200 year, this book and chapter 10 in particular marks the first systematic endeavor to take stock in history as a field of study (Lon and Murray, 319).
As a result, this paper seeks to review the efforts made to enhance the Franco-American relationship during the Cold War, paying attention to tourism as presented in this book. Christopher Endy is an Associate Professor of American History at California State University in Los Angeles, whose book is subject to this review.
His study is derived from primary sources from Chinese Archives supplying new info and study of the country's leader Mao Zedong's actions in the Cold War era and also including present studies on Chinese security concerns (like Andrew J. Nathan and Robert S.
Zinn takes a decidedly left leaning approach in his analysis of events, whilst Carnes presents a more functional perspective. Tending to see the uprising and subsequent civil war as the necessary progression from the turbulent political and social times. Such contrasting analysis of the same events by different historians gives multifaceted insight into the national psyche during the civil war.
The Cold War: A New History is an important book on the Cold War in which John Lewis Gaddis maintains that the Cold War is historically significant not only for what happened but also for what did not happen. In the book, John Lewis Gaddis, who is known as the dean of Cold War historians, offers the authoritative account of the global confrontation.
There were witnessed sexual revolution, women’s liberation movements, as well as the enhancement of large corporations, and extensive labor, which immensely transformed people’s lives. People had freedoms to participate in agriculture and employed technology and heavy
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