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16:14 Helps provide context for papers 50’s about abundance Conformity  Cultures of opposition o Opposition to gender roles o Opposition to racial hierarchy Themes of the Cold War and foreign policy context: Fear of USSR expanding o Fear that USSR ideas needed to be contained People looking at world in two lenses o One lens: Us view of economy  o Other lens: USSR view of socialism and communism Marshall Plan o Major economic aid package to nation’s of western Europe o About getting countries to buy US goods, but getting countries to be loyal  to USA o Helped those countries who suffered lots of destruction during WWII Korean War
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o Battle of containment not just in Europe but also in Asia o Fear that rest of Asia would fall to communism after China fell Truman Doctrine o US pledged itself to come aid those who might fall under a communist  regime Paradoxes of the 1950’s Optimism and Anxiety Conformity and Dissent National strength and vulnerability o Fear that soviet union takes over world and maybe even US A Cold War Society Fear of communist subversion at home Republicans used anticommunism to revive their party o Idea that USSR was making inroads into American culture House Un-America Activities  o Led by McCarthy (R, Wisconsin) Would bring people in for hearings and question them about their  relationship with the Communist party Would blacklist those were apart of party Many in Hollywood were blacklisted and not able to work People were made to take loyalty oaths saying you were not a member  of the Communist party
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McCarthy wanted to see domestic containment  Containment of ideas that he thought would be bad for the United  States All sorts of people brought into these hearings Banning of Books: Robin Hood
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course HISTORY 35398 taught by Professor Drgill during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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