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Homeward Bound American Families in the Cold War Era

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ISBN-10: 0465010202

ISBN-13: 9780465010202

Edition: 20th 2008

Authors: Elaine Tyler May

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When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it altered the way we understood Cold War America. The post-World War II era was thought of as a time when Americans turned away from politics to enjoy the fruits of peace and prosperity, while their leaders remained preoccupied with the dangers of the Atomic Age. Elaine Tyler May demonstrated that the Cold War infused life on every level from the boardroom to the bedroom. This new edition includes up-to-date information and references, along with an epilogue that examines how the legacy of the Cold War has shaped America since September 11, 2001.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 20th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 9/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Elaine Tyler Mayis Regents Professor in the Departments of American Studies and History at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of several books, includingHomeward BoundandBarren in the Promised Land. She has contributed toMs., theLos Angeles Times, theNew York Times, and more. She is 2009-2010 President of the Organization of American Historians. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Containment at Home: Cold War, Warm Hearth
Depression: Hard Times at Home
War and Peace: Fanning the Home Fires
Explosive Issues: Sex, Women, and the Bomb
Brinkmanship: Sexual Containment on the Home Front
Baby Boom and Birth Control: The Reproductive Consensus
The Commodity Gap: Consumerism and the Modern Home
Hanging Together: For Better or for Worse
The End of Containment: The Baby Boom Comes of Age
Epilogue: Echoes of the Cold War: The Aftermath of September 11, 2001
Appendices
Notes
Index