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Kennedy's Civil Defense Gap, 1960–1964

Dee Garrison

in Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183191
eISBN:
9780199788804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183191.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes John F. Kennedy's time as president, during a period considered the height of government and media hyperbole in support of civil defense measures. Kennedy advised citizens to ... More


The Billionaire’s Ambitions

Philip Mark Plotch

in Last Subway: The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780801453663
eISBN:
9781501745034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453663.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter assesses the roles played by New York governor Nelson Rockefeller and New York City mayor John Lindsay, as well as William Ronan, in transforming the transportation system. Ronan, ... More


Who’s in Charge?: Local Governments Collapse in the Face of Disaster

Timothy W. Kneeland

in Playing Politics with Natural Disaster: Hurricane Agnes, the 1972 Election, and the Origins of FEMA

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748530
eISBN:
9781501748554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748530.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how, during the crisis spawned by Hurricane Agnes, the untrained, ill-prepared, and uncommunicative local officials were forced to make decisions and take action with only the ... More


Construction Begins and Construction Ends

Philip Mark Plotch

in Last Subway: The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780801453663
eISBN:
9781501745034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453663.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter details the beginning of the construction of the Second Avenue subway. In October of 1972, Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Mayor John Lindsay presided over the Second Avenue subway's ... More


Supermercado USA

Shane Hamilton

in Supermarket USA: Food and Power in the Cold War Farms Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300232691
eISBN:
9780300240849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300232691.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the first formal effort to use American-style supermarkets as anticommunist weapons. In 1947, Nelson A. Rockefeller launched a for-profit development corporation with the ... More


The People’s Billionaire

Aram Goudsouzian

in The Men and the Moment: The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469651095
eISBN:
9781469651118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651095.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Four begins with Nelson Rockefeller’s March 1968 announcement that he would not run for president. The ultra-rich, larger-than-life governor of New York had supported George Romney as the ... More


The Public versus the Pushers: Enacting New York’s Rockefeller Drug Laws

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

in Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174525
eISBN:
9781400885183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174525.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Nelson Rockefeller's 1973 “tough” proposal attempted to resolve the governing problems that arose from the therapeutic regime. It analyzes the ideological and political work ... More


The Rockefeller Foundation and Latin American Music in the 1950s and 1960s

Eduardo Herrera

in Elite Art Worlds: Philanthropy, Latin Americanism, and Avant-garde Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190877538
eISBN:
9780190877569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877538.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the dynamics and overlaps between the history of CLAEM and U.S. philanthropy, cultural diplomacy, and foreign policy during the 1950s and 1960s, decades shaped by the Cold War ... More


The Rockefellers

Evan R. Ward

in Packaged Vacations: Tourism Development in the Spanish Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032290
eISBN:
9780813038995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032290.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

During the early 1940s and in the aftermath of World War II, the third generation of Rockefellers, particularly Nelson and Laurance, played a critical role in establishing paradigms for decentralized ... More


Abbott’s Fall

Robert Sitton

in Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165785
eISBN:
9780231537148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.003.0033
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the deterioration of Dick Abbott's health and his position at the Museum of Modern Art. As 1947 drew to a close Abbott missed work during the last half of the year and could ... More


Scientific Exchanges between the United States and Brazil in the Twentieth Century: Cultural Diplomacy and Transnational Movements

Olival Freire Jr. and Indianara Silva

in How Knowledge Moves: Writing the Transnational History of Science and Technology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226605852
eISBN:
9780226606040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226606040.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter deals with the transnational movement of scientists, mostly physicists, between Brazil and the United States that began in World War II and continued through the Cold War and the ... More


Getting Started: A Year of Study

Stephen G. Rabe

in Kissinger and Latin America: Intervention, Human Rights, and Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501706295
eISBN:
9781501749476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706295.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter outlines the state of inter-American relations in the middle of the Cold War. President Richard Nixon came to office in 1969 in the aftermath of the Alliance for Progress, the ambitious ... More


Brotherly Love

Brad Edmondson

in A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759017
eISBN:
9781501759024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759017.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with detailing the argument of Peter S. Paine Jr. with Laurance S. Rockefeller, the younger brother and closest friend of New York State Governor Nelson Rockefeller. It presents ... More


Mr. Rockefeller’s Office

Robert Sitton

in Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165785
eISBN:
9780231537148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.003.0028
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details Nelson Rockefeller's appointment as the government's Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs at the outset of World War II. In its broadest aspects the Office of the Coordinator of ... More


“Open Skies”

in Apocalypse Management: Eisenhower and the Discourse of National Insecurity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758079
eISBN:
9780804768467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758079.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the “Open Skies” proposal. President Dwight Eisenhower and his advisors never considered “Open Skies” as a sign of an acceptable status quo or of accommodation with the enemy ... More


Going Rogue

Brad Edmondson

in A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759017
eISBN:
9781501759024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759017.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Harold Jerry, a state official who was recruiting staff for a new state commission on the future of the Adirondack Park, and New York governor Nelson Rockefeller. The chapter ... More


Order Must Be

Brad Edmondson

in A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759017
eISBN:
9781501759024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759017.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the concerns of Harold Hochschild after he learned that Governor Nelson Rockefeller was planning to give responsibility for campgrounds and other public facilities in the ... More


Ike Day

David Haven Blake

in Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278182
eISBN:
9780190278212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278182.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

On October 13, 1956, three weeks before Election Day, CBS aired a half-hour television program to celebrate President Eisenhower’s sixty-sixth birthday. Hosted by Jimmy Stewart, and featuring ... More


L’Affair Buñuel

Robert Sitton

in Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165785
eISBN:
9780231537148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.003.0029
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Nelson Rockefeller's Office of Inter-American Affairs (OIAA) sought to disseminate the Good Neighbor policy on Latin America through an exchange of films. Iris Barry was tasked with finding experts ... More


Cashing the Chips

Brad Edmondson

in A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759017
eISBN:
9781501759024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759017.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at how the Land Use and Development Plan affect Tony D'Elia, the developer of Loon Lake Estates in the Adirondacks, the vacation-home development where he had invested his life's ... More


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