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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


Be Very Afraid: The Cultural Response to Terror, Pandemics, Environmental Devastation, Nuclear Annihilation, and Other Threats

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730872
eISBN:
9780199777389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730872.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Be Very Afraid examines the human response to existential threats; once a matter for theology, but now looming before us in multiple forms. Nuclear weapons, pandemics, global warming; ... More


The Real Mineshaft Gap

Edward M. Geist

in Armageddon Insurance: Civil Defense in the United States and Soviet Union, 1945-1991

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645254
eISBN:
9781469645278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645254.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tracks the development of U.S. and Soviet civil defense from the beginning of the 1960s until the mid-1970s. The 1961 Berlin Crisis compelled both superpowers to reinvigorate their civil ... More


Whose Suffering?: Narratives of Trauma

Roger Frie

in Not in My Family: German Memory and Responsibility After the Holocaust

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199372553
eISBN:
9780190674786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372553.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

After the Holocaust, is it really possible to talk about “German suffering?” This chapter uses the author’s family history as a site for examining this question and exploring the tension between ... More


What to Eat after an Atomic Bomb: Deploying Food Power Defensively

Bryan L. McDonald

in Food Power: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190600686
eISBN:
9780190600716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600686.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This offensive use of agricultural abundance abroad had a counterpart in defensive use of food at home. In addition to deploying American food power as a part of diplomatic efforts and through food ... More


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