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Music: That’s All Right, July 1954 Sun Records Period: 1945-65 Title: Legacies of the Good War Thesis: In the post war period – Virtuous Consumerism makes nation a monument to itself, the strange alchemy of race desegregates the military while re-segregating public and domestic space, proxy wars emerge as a new American way of War, and women serve as foot soldiers in the Cold War. -whiteness becomes sexy for the first time, hyperwhiteness of ideal at the time -Elvis Prestley, marketed -photograph from Life Magazine, couple spent honeymoon in nuclear bomb shelter, epitomized connection between sex, white domesticity, consumption, and the cold War -photograph of highway, is this a cultural graveyard?, the vets wanted living memorials, infrastructure that spoke to the future, federal govt wanted to build highways for domestic (housing development, need for commute routes) and military (escape if necessary) reasons -The Kitchen Debate – watch on YOUTUBE! Domestic Women as Foot Soldiers in the Cold War
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course AMCULT 201 taught by Professor Kristenhas during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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