Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Jan 1, 2008 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 302 pages
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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"--Provided by publisher.
  

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Review: Homeward Bound: American Families In The Cold War Era

User Review  - Alger - Goodreads

Not for the casual reader, and not overburdened with new insights, this volume works best as a general overview of an already over-examined and over-documented decade. Read full review

Review: Homeward Bound: American Families In The Cold War Era

User Review  - Rebecca Dobrinski - Goodreads

Elaine Tyler May opened her book, Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era, with a description of a 1959 publicity stunt. A young couple, recently married, chooses to spend their ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION 1
1
COLD WAR WARM HEARTH 19
19
HARD TIMES AT HOME 39
39
FANNING THE HOME FIRES 58
58
SEX WOMEN AND THE BOMB 89
89
SEXUAL CONTAINMENT ON THEHOME FRONT 109
109
THE REPRODUCTIVE CONSENSUS 129
129
CONSUMERISM AND THE MODERN HOME 153
153
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE 174
174
THE BABY BOOM COMESOF AGE 198
198
THE AFTERMATH OF SEPTEMBER 11 2001 217
217
Appendices 229
229
Notes 249
249
Index 289
289
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About the author (2008)

Elaine Tyler May is Regents Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Barren in the Promised Land, and she has written for Ms., the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and other publications. She is the former President of the American Studies Association and President-Elect of the Organization of American Historians. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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