The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!: Pageantry and Patriotism in Cold-War America

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This book explores a widely lived yet little remembered facet of America's cultural and political history: the Cold War as experienced at the grassroots level. Here, Fried traces the cresting of modern patriotic observance during World War II and then shows how patriotic and civic activistsafterwards labored to recreate a remembered unity and commitment in the tension-filled Cold War era. A variety of national and local entities mounted campaigns "to sell America to the Americans" through "rededication" celebrations like Know Your America Week and Freedom Week. The American HeritageFoundation wheeled out the Freedom Train, which carried seminal documents of the nation's past to railroad depots across the US. Fried revisits the 1950 "Communist invasion" of Mosinee, Wisconsin, when ersatz Stalinists harassed and bullied citizens and the town's eateries served only potato soupand black bread. He also depicts the creation and inauguration of new patriotic events like Loyalty Day and Armed Forces Day. Meticulously researched, this book recreates a colorful, sometimes comical, and always revealing dimension of our history.
Autor: Richard M. Fried
Richard M. Fried is Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of Nightmare in Red.

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Autor: Richard M. Fried
ISBN-13 :: 9780195134179
ISBN: 0195134176
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.08.1999
Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
Gewicht: 304g
Seiten: 240
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 208x138x18 mm
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