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The Freedom Train

Wendy L. Wall

in Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329100
eISBN:
9780199870226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329100.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the politics behind the most ambitious postwar effort to promote a consensual vision of the nation: the Freedom Train of the late 1940s. Conceived in office of Attorney General ... More


Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Wendy Wall

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329100
eISBN:
9780199870226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329100.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For fifty years, scholars and popular commentators have portrayed the decades immediately following World War II as a time of unusually deep and well-grounded national unity, a period when postwar ... More


Night Train, Freedom Train: Black Youth and Racial Politics in the Early Cold War

Laurie B. Green

in Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831069
eISBN:
9781469604534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888872_green.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the politicization of young African Americans in Memphis in the early Cold War period and its intersection with the Freedom Train controversy and the 1948 elections. Focusing on ... More


Liberalism and American Stories of Peoplehood

Marc Stears

in Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600670
eISBN:
9780191738203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600670.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Opening by comparing Freeden’s approach to liberalism and that taken by Hartz in his celebrated Liberal Tradition in America, this chapter examines the status of liberal thinking in the US in the ... More


The Cold War Descends

Lindsey R. Swindall

in The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937-1955

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049922
eISBN:
9780813050386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049922.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

An analysis of the Freedom Train exhibit that travelled throughout the country in the immediate postwar years opens chapter three. The documents that publicly portrayed the idea of freedom in the ... More


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