lecture23 - 01:09 Todays Points 1. American culture during...

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01:09 Today’s Points 1. American culture during the 1950s and early 1960s was shaped by pervasive fear of nuclear annihilation and internal subversion. 2. This climate of fear as a result of the Cold War and nuclear weapons led to development and expansion of new areas of government. 3. In this context, of profound physical insecurity, Americans found refuge in prosperity, consumerism, family, and in the highly-controlled and predictable spaces of the suburbs. Lecture 23 A. Peace and Progress through Technology B. The Human Cost of the “Good War” C. The Meaning of Hiroshima The Atomic Peacemaker Americans first greet nuclear technology with great optimism for a peaceful and better future Anticipate all kinds of new consumer products, new medicine breakthroughs WWII and Civilian Deaths 40 million civilian non-combatants killed First modern war in which cities and population centers are primary targets
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course HIST 207 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Cal Poly.

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