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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


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Peter J. Kastor

in The Nation's Crucible: The Louisiana Purchase and the Creation of America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101195
eISBN:
9780300128246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101195.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter chronicles the circumstances in which the United States acquired Louisiana in 1803. In 1802 and 1803, the Jefferson administration attempted to settle affairs on the Mississippi River in ... More


The Nation's Crucible: The Louisiana Purchase and the Creation of America

Peter Kastor

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101195
eISBN:
9780300128246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101195.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores the circumstances in which the United States acquired Louisiana in 1803, and investigates the period from 1803 to 1808, when the Louisiana Purchase unleashed numerous, often ... More


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