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"The freshness of the authors' approaches . . . is salutary. . . . The collection is stimulating and valuable."—Joan Shelley Rubin, Journal of American History

Table of Contents

Introduction — Lary May

Part One: Toward a Theory of Postwar America

1. Did Success Spoil the United States? Dual Representations in Postwar

America — Warren Sussman, with the assistance of Edward Griffin

2. A Matter of Taste: Corporate Cultural Hegemony in a Mass-Consumption

Society — Jackson Lears

Part Two: The Intellectual Reorientation

3. The Reconstruction of Progress: Charles Beard, Richard Hofstadter,

and Postwar Historical Thought — David W. Noble

4. The Politics of Social Science in Postwar America — Terence Ball

5. A Life of Learning — Carl E. Shorske

Part Three: The Making of Cold War Culture

6. Gideon's Trumpet: Sounding the Retreat from Legal Realism — Norman

L. Rosenberg

7. Movie Star Politics: The Screen Actors' Guild, Cultural Conversion,

and the Hollywood Red Scare — Lary May

8. Explosive Issues: Sex, Women, and the Bomb — Elaine Tyler May

9. Ranch-House Suburbia: Ideals and Realities — Clifford E. Clark, Jr.

Part Four: The Search for Alternatives: Art, Minorities, and

Popular Culture

10. The Art of Cultural Politics: From Regionalism to Abstract

Expressionism — Erika Doss

11. Things to Come: Swing Bands, Bebop, and the Rise of a Postwar Jazz

Scene — Lewis A. Erenberg

12. To the Battle Royal: Ralph Ellison and the Quest for Black

Leadership in Postwar America — John S. Wright

13. Land of a Thousand Dances: Youth, Minorities, and the Rise of Rock

and Roll — George Lipsitz

14. The Irony of American Culture Abroad: Austria and the Cold War —

Reinhold Wagnleitner

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226511764
Editor:
May, Lary
Editor:
May, Larry
Editor:
May, Lary
Editor:
May, Larry
Author:
May, Lary
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Political culture
Subject:
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Subject:
United States Civilization 1945-
Subject:
Popular culture -- United States -- History.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19881131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 halftones
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.98x5.99x.63 in. .95 lbs.

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