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Creating the Gray Area: Scholars, Soldiers, and National Security

Joy Rohde

in Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449673
eISBN:
9780801469602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449673.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the relationship between social science and Cold War militarism. During the Cold War, social scientists hoped to provide the foundations for a successful counterinsurgency ... More


Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

Scott Kaufman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451256
eISBN:
9780801465833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451256.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Inspired by President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” speech, scientists at the Atomic Energy Commission and the University of California’s Radiation Laboratory began in 1957 a program they ... More


The Petroleum Triangle: Oil, Globalization, and Terror

Steve A. Yetiv

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450020
eISBN:
9780801463396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450020.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book tells the interconnected story of oil, globalization, and terrorism. It asks how Al-Qaeda, a small band of terrorists, became such a real and perceived threat to American and global ... More


Preparing for War

Barbara Tepa Lupack

in Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes Patria (1917), which proved to be the best of the preparedness serials. The Wharton brothers knew that it would take a powerful voice to make Americans feel the urgency of ... More


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