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British and German Business and Politics under the Pax Americana, 1941–1957

Volker R. Berghahn

in American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161099
eISBN:
9781400850297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161099.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the third round in the German–American–British business relationship from 1941 to 1957. It begins with an account of Hitler's activities in Eastern Europe, before turning to the ... More


“Good Bye, Big Sky”: Coal and Postwar America

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter presents a reading of “Good Bye, Big Sky” and “The Giant Revived,” two articles on coal's rise as the fuel of postwar America and the cost of that transition. “The Giant ... More


The Race to the Bottom: Making Wartime Temporary Worker Programs Permanent and Private

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the guestworker situation in the postwar period. While many immigrants were barred from both sides of the Atlantic in the aftermath of the war, guestworker programs persisted, ... More


Projections of Passing: Postwar Anxieties and Hollywood Films, 1947-1960

N. Megan Kelley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806277
eISBN:
9781496806314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806277.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A key concern in postwar America was “who's passing for whom?” Analyzing representations of passing in Hollywood films reveals changing cultural ideas about authenticity and identity in a country ... More


A Riotous Success: Guestworkers, “Illegal Immigrants,” and the Promise of Managed Migration

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reveals the intimate and early relationship between illegal immigration and authorized guestworker programs, a relationship that continues to this day. Guestworker programs had persisted ... More


The Pathological Family: Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy

Deborah Weinstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451416
eISBN:
9780801468155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451416.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

While iconic popular images celebrated family life during the 1950s and 1960s, American families were simultaneously regarded as potentially menacing sources of social disruption. The history of ... More


The Power of the Family

Deborah Weinstein

in The Pathological Family: Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451416
eISBN:
9780801468155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451416.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter explains the rationale for examining how families became a site of disease and an appropriate point of intervention during mid-century America. It operates across three ... More


The Mourning After: Loss and Longing among Midcentury American Men

John Ibson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576541
eISBN:
9780226576718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576718.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

In the aftermath of World War II, the closeness that many American servicemen experienced during the war was followed by a period of unprecedented scorn for men’s intimacy. The Mourning After ... More


Detroit's Cold War: The Origins of Postwar Conservatism

Colleen Doody

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037276
eISBN:
9780252094446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037276.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book locates the roots of American conservatism in a city that was a nexus of labor and industry in postwar America. Drawing on archival research focusing on Detroit, the book shows how conflict ... More


Peace and the Reconversion of the Advertising Council

Inger L. Stole

in Advertising at War: Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037122
eISBN:
9780252094231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037122.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter follows the Council through the last months of the war and into the reconversion period, when it worked diligently with leaders of the advertising industry, business, and government to ... More


Natural Law: A Neo-traditionalist Revival

Drew Maciag

in Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448959
eISBN:
9780801467875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448959.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the Burkean dimension of “natural law.” Philosophically, natural law comprised a fundamental “good,” a morality not made by man, yet existing in the universe. In the United ... More


Modern Times: Conjunctions and Consensus

Drew Maciag

in Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448959
eISBN:
9780801467875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448959.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter documents the Burkean revival in postwar America. For most of the nineteenth century Burke had remained an anachronism and spurred merely academic interest in his writings, but three ... More


Modernists

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter demonstrates how when it comes to modernism in postwar America, the most influential European composers were the Frenchman Pierre Boulez, the Italians Luciano Berio and Luigi Nono, and ... More


1918—Compromises

Hazel Hutchison

in The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300195026
eISBN:
9780300213249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195026.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter describes how army training between 1917 and 1919 also billeted a sheltered and privileged class of aspiring writers alongside other social strata and ethnic groups. The mobilized ... More


Making Happy, Happy-making: The Eameses and Communication by Design

Justus Nieland

in Modernism and Affect

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693252
eISBN:
9781474412346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693252.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The final chapter considers modernism at midcentury through the iconic designed objects, practice, and public image of Charles and Ray Eames. While the idea of happiness that circulates through such ... More


Conclusion: Milwaukee and Post-Liberal America

Tula A. Connell

in Conservative Counterrevolution: Challenging Liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039904
eISBN:
9780252098062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039904.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This concluding chapter describes a historic “reversal” of state legislation in Wisconsin. The state's seemingly lightning-quick repeal of collective bargaining rights had stunned many commentators ... More


Introduction: The Invisible Freeway Revolt

Eric Avila

in The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680726
eISBN:
9781452947860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Introduction lays out the scope and aims of the book, situating this study within the scholarly literature. It defines the terms of the debate, emphasizing why existing histories of urban highway ... More


The Master’s Plan: The Rise and Fall of the Modernist City

Eric Avila

in The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680726
eISBN:
9781452947860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Chapter One provides an historical overview of urban America during the age of the Interstate, exploring the disparate impact of urban highway construction upon the diverse neighborhoods of the ... More


New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

William J. Mello

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034898
eISBN:
9780813038681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034898.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

There exists a hidden history of post-World War II New York and East Coast waterfront labor relations. During this era, dockworkers fought an ongoing battle against shipping companies, local police, ... More


“Nobody but a Bunch of Mothers”: Fighting the Highwaymen during Feminism’s Second Wave

Eric Avila

in The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680726
eISBN:
9781452947860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Chapter Two explores the gendered politics of fighting freeways. In more established communities, white women—Jane Jacobs and her ilk–played a prominent role organizing community opposition to ... More


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