History 1302 Lecture March 29

History 1302 Lecture March 29 - History 1302 Lecture March...

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History 1302 Lecture March 29, 2010 What does “Un-American” mean? Class, Race, conformity and nationalism in Cold War America Origins of the Cold War Postwar concerns Redefining “Americanness” United America Campaign Freedom Train Letter-writing Campaigns What does Un-American Mean? Anticommunism Containing Change and Undermining Domestic Reform Targeted Populations National Consequences Cold War and civil Rights National Security defined as economic security Truman Doctrine Greece and Turkey gateways to the Middle East Marshall Plan Loans to rebuild European capitalist markets NSC-68
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Promotes the creation of the military-industrial complex 450 bases in 35 countries Postwar Concerns 11 million veterans returning from serving overseas, many wondering if the post war economy is going to be able to reabsorb them back in without collapsing back into depression labor strikes, many responded to the end of the war by demanding higher wages and higher benefits Racial violence – African Americans return from fighting and are greeted with
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