11_Cold War America PPT

11_Cold War America PPT - 9/1/2010 1 The problem that has...

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Unformatted text preview: 9/1/2010 1 The problem that has no name: Tranquility & Disquiet in ColdWar America, 1945 1963 NovelistWilliam Faulkner once said, The past is never dead. Its not even past. (Requiem for a Nun) Its a useful warning as we move into this last part of the course. So recent is this past that its hardly past at all. Can we still be objective? Reasonable? Detached? What happens to our perspective? TheWW2 generation is still with us, but just barely. In contrast, their children, grandchildren, & great grandchildren are alive, well, & all around us. WE are the living participants in this past. Our dirty, easy labels may be useless from now on . . . Harvesting a bumper crop for Uncle Sam: Actress Rita Hayworth donated her car bumper to the scrap heap DuringWW2, Americans sacrificed many everyday comforts to devote resources to the war effort: devote resources to the war effort: Sugar, Meat Nylons/Stockings Cars/Bumpers/Tires Gas/Oil Appliances Clothing New houses 1942 9/1/2010 2 Ohio, 1944 The creed of home front conservation: use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without WAR BONDS financed most of the war expenses: 1945Victory Drive = $150 billion War put Americans to workand spread prosperity to many RATIONING RATIONING coupons were a way of life in WWII: sugar, eggs, milk, coffee, meat, gas, tires . . . A way to conserve resources and restrict cash flow 9/1/2010 3 CONGRESS IN WW2: Priorities Shift New Deal shrinks WPA NYA CCC FSA Political conservatism Political unity Post war globalization planned WACs Miami 1945 1943, women building the tail fuselage of a B 17 bomber 1942 9/1/2010 4 England, 1944 Pittsburgh Courier began the DoubleV campaign in 1942 Building on swell, NAACP membership rose from 50,000 450,000 Detroit, 1942 9/1/2010 5 A wind is rising throughout the world of free men everywhere, and they will not be kept in bondage kept in bondage Eleanor Roosevelt...
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