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Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War

Andrew N. Rubin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154152
eISBN:
9781400842179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154152.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Combining literary, cultural, and political history, and based on extensive archival research, including previously unseen FBI and CIA documents, this book argues that cultural politics—specifically ... More


Going Steady: Permissiveness, Petting, and Premarital Sex in the 1950s

Amanda H. Littauer

in Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on a selection of teen couples in the 1950s, who were “going steady” and experimented in intense and intimate sexual acts, including premarital intercourse. Going steady—a ... More


Imperial Expiation

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the cultural legacy of the Middle Eastern campaigns. It argues that they offered the hope of some continuity with the past, undercutting the sense of total rupture produced by ... More


Still Dreaming of Paradise

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This concluding chapter features a discussion of productions of South Pacific subsequent to the original Broadway run. Several of the productions, including a national tour starring Erin Dilly and ... More


Conclusion

N. Megan Kelley

in Projections of Passing: Postwar Anxieties and Hollywood Films, 1947-1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806277
eISBN:
9781496806314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806277.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's main themes relating to the many different ways that Hollywood films represented passing between 1947 and 1960, thus casting light on the contradictory ... More


West Indian Generation: Remaking British Culture in London, 1945-1965

Amanda Bidnall

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940032
eISBN:
9781786944191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940032.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Between Britain’s imperial victory in the Second World War and its introduction of race-based immigration restriction ‘at home,’ London’s relationship with its burgeoning West Indian settler ... More


Original Sin and Everyday Protestants: The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich in an Age of Anxiety

Andrew S. Finstuen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833360
eISBN:
9781469604572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898536_finstuen
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the years following World War II, American Protestantism experienced tremendous growth, but conventional wisdom holds that midcentury Protestants practiced an optimistic, progressive, complacent, ... More


Coming Home

in Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143781
eISBN:
9780226143804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143804.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the decline and fall of skid rows. During the postwar economic boom, when the family-wage system enjoyed greater authority than it ever had before or ever would again, skid row ... More


Freud, Anxiety, and the Cold War

Louis Menand

in After Freud Left: A Century of Psychoanalysis in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081373
eISBN:
9780226081397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081397.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter describes a second major theme in the midcentury American cultural context—anxiety—which it considers as a concept that came to mark the era just after World War II. It specifically ... More


New Deal Detroit, Communism, and Anti-Communism

Colleen Doody

in Detroit's Cold War: The Origins of Postwar Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037276
eISBN:
9780252094446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037276.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter provides some context on the city of Detroit, New Deal labor, and the Communist Party. In the 1940s, Detroit was a boomtown confronted with enormous social and political change. Most ... More


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