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WhenHomeward Boundfirst 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.
Elaine Tyler May is Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of several books, including Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness and Great Expectations: Marriage and Divorce in Post-Victorian America.
Table of Contents
|Containment at Home: Cold War, Warm Hearth||p. 19|
|Depression: Hard Times at Home||p. 39|
|War and Peace: Fanning the Home Fires||p. 58|
|Explosive Issues: Sex, Women, and the Bomb||p. 89|
|Brinkmanship: Sexual Containment on the Home Front||p. 109|
|Baby Boom and Birth Control: The Reproductive Consensus||p. 129|
|The Commodity Gap: Consumerism and the Modern Home||p. 153|
|Hanging Together: For Better or for Worse||p. 174|
|The End of Containment: The Baby Boom Comes of Age||p. 198|
|Epilogue: Echoes of the Cold War: The Aftermath of September 11, 2001||p. 217|
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