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Cold War on the Home Front



Cold War on the Home Front Amid a display of sunshine-yellow electric appliances in a model home at the 1959 American National Exhibition in Moscow, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon squared off on the merits of their respective economic systems. One of the signature events of the cold war, the impromptu Kitchen Debate has been widely viewed as the opening skirmish in a propaganda war over which superpower could provide a better standard of living for its…

Cold War On The Home Front

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : Greg Castillo | Publisher : U of Minnesota Press

ISBN 10 : 9780816646913
ISBN 13 : 0816646910

Greg Castillo presents an illustrated history of the persuasive impact of model homes, appliances, and furniture in Cold War propaganda...


On The Home Front

Pub Date : 2007 | Author : Michele Stenehjem Gerber | Publisher : U of Nebraska Press

ISBN 10 : 0803259956
ISBN 13 : 9780803259959

On the Home Front is the only comprehensive history of the Hanford Nuclear Site, America’s most productive and wasteful plutonium manufacturing facility. Located in southeastern ..


Protecting The Home Front

Pub Date : 2017-09-22 | Author : Michael Scheibach | Publisher : McFarland

ISBN 10 : 9781476630632
ISBN 13 : 1476630631

Formed in 1951, the Federal Civil Defense Administration said that “the importance of women in civil defense can scarcely be overstated.” Comprising 70 percent or more of civil..



Memoirs Of A Cold War Son

Pub Date : 2002-04-25 | Author : Post, Jr. Gaines | Publisher : University of Iowa Press

ISBN 10 : 9781587293047
ISBN 13 : 1587293048

In 1951 Gaines Post was a gangly, bespectacled, introspective teenager preparing to spend a year in Paris with his professorial father and older brother; his mother, who suffered f..


Give Me Shelter

Pub Date : 2012 | Author : Andrew Paul Burtch | Publisher : UBC Press

ISBN 10 : 9780774822404
ISBN 13 : 0774822406

How could you and your family survive a nuclear war? From 1945 onwards, the Canadian government developed civil defence plans and encouraged citizens to join local survival corps. ..


Cold War Comforts

Pub Date : 2012-05-01 | Author : Tarah Brookfield | Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN 10 : 9781554588466
ISBN 13 : 1554588464

Cold War Comforts examines Canadian women’s efforts to protect children’s health and safety between the dropping of the first atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945 and the end of th..


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