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From Charity to Legitimate Need: The Postwar Years

Elizabeth Rose

in A Mother's Job: The History of Day Care, 1890–1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111125
eISBN:
9780199854295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111125.003.0008
Subject:
History, Family History

This chapter discusses the most striking change related to day care and motherhood: how mothers were beginning to insist that they had a right to day care. The information presented in this chapter ... More


Introduction

Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg V. Khlevniuk

in Cold Peace: Stalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945–1953

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165814
eISBN:
9780199788811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165814.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a description of Stalin's relationship with his entourage in the years after World War II. It tells the story of an aging and distrustful despot who habitually ... More


The American Century and the American Crisis

Michael Veseth

in Mountains of Debt: Crisis and Change in Renaissance Florence, Postwar Britain, and Postwar America

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064209
eISBN:
9780199854998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064209.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes structural changes in the United States during the postwar period and, to a greater or lesser extent, other advanced, industrial economies. It attempts to answer the question of ... More


The Antithesis of Reform

Theodore Hamm

in Rebel and a Cause: Caryl Chessman and the Politics of the Death Penalty in Postwar California, 1948-1974

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224278
eISBN:
9780520925236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224278.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Movements against the death penalty have occurred regularly throughout the course of American history. At the beginning of the American Revolution, public officials began to criticize capital ... More


Perfectly Japanese: Making Families in an Era of Upheaval

Merry Isaacs White

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217546
eISBN:
9780520936591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217546.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Are Japanese families in crisis? This book looks back at two key moments of “family making” in the past hundred years—the Meiji era and postwar period—to see how models for the Japanese family have ... More


Sovereignty as a Solution: Extending the Reach of National Laws

David J. Gerber

in Global Competition: Law, Markets, and Globalization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199228225
eISBN:
9780191711350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228225.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

When the Cold War division of the world made a global competition law regime impossible, the US as the dominant economic and political power in the non-Communist world took responsibility for dealing ... More


Hot War, Cold War: The Structures of Sociological Action, 1940–1955

Andrew Abbott and James T. Sparrow

in Sociology in America: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226090948
eISBN:
9780226090962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090962.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter offers a preliminary analysis of American sociology during the war and postwar period. It begins with a brief sketch of the broader social changes attending the wars—two hot and one ... More


Conclusion

Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg V. Khlevniuk

in Cold Peace: Stalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945–1953

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165814
eISBN:
9780199788811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165814.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents some concluding remarks about Stalin's leadership, the events following his death, and his legacy. Stalin was in many respects a patrimonial leader. In his last years, most ... More


‘The rate for the job’ – debates on postwar service allowances

Barbara Hately-Broad

in War and Welfare: British POW Families, 1939–45

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078545
eISBN:
9781781702352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078545.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter reviews the changes to service allowances in the immediate postwar period and considers whether the experience of administering these allowances during the Second World War resulted in ... More


The Communication of Ideas

Barry Langford

in Post-Classical Hollywood: Film Industry, Style and Ideology since 1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638574
eISBN:
9780748671076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638574.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The conventional image of the United States from the end of World War II to President John F. Kennedy's assassination in November 1963, is of two febrile periods of heightened Cold War tensions, ... More


Alliance Capitalism: The Social Organization of Japanese Business

Michael Gerlach

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208896
eISBN:
9780520919105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208896.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Business practices in Japan inspire fierce and even acrimonious debate, especially when they are compared to American ones. This book attempts to explain the remarkable economic success of Japan in ... More


Introduction

Christian B. Keller

in Chancellorsville and the Germans: Nativism, Ethnicity, and Civil War Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226504
eISBN:
9780823234899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226504.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is first and foremost a history of northern German Americans during and after the battle of Chancellorsville. Thus, it is a work of both ethnic and Civil War history, ... More


Ready or Not: Harry Truman and the End of the War

Dayna L. Barnes

in Architects of Occupation: American Experts and Planning for Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703089
eISBN:
9781501707841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703089.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at Harry Truman's administration during the postwar period. The major development of this period was the widespread acceptance within the administration of the policy planners' ... More


World War II, the Baby Boom, and the Population Explosion, 1939–1963

Simone M. Caron

in Who Chooses?: American Reproductive History since 1830

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031996
eISBN:
9780813039220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031996.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses changes in reproductive health from 1939 to 1963. The war years witnessed government endorsement of condoms and industrial support for contraceptives for women war workers. ... More


“Good Mothers”: GI Brides after World War II

Susan Zeiger

in Entangling Alliances: Foreign War Brides and American Soldiers in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797174
eISBN:
9780814797488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797174.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter concerns the shifting attitudes of Americans toward GI brides after World War II. The period following the war was the heyday of the war bride in the twentieth century; the white Allied ... More


“An ‘Export’ Market at Home”: Expanding African American Consumer Culture in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s

Susannah Walker

in Style and Status: Selling Beauty to African American Women, 1920-1975

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124339
eISBN:
9780813134802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124339.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the prosperity of African American consumer culture during the postwar period, which was thanks to the product-advertising campaigns that were launched. It shows the changes to ... More


Country Music Crossroads

Tracey E. W. Laird

in Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots of Music along the Red River

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167511
eISBN:
9780199850099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167511.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Louisiana Hayride was a big success in the music industry of the South. After it started, country music could reach a larger audience. World War II had a huge part in catalyzing ... More


Writing the Homophile Self

Heather R. White

in Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624112
eISBN:
9781469624792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624112.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines three overlapping endeavors authored and organized by homosexuals during the postwar years. Each of these efforts shows how the project of articulating a homosexual identity ... More


Rediscovering child poverty: child poverty and policy from 1945

Lucinda Platt

in Discovering child poverty: The creation of a policy agenda from 1800 to the present

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345837
eISBN:
9781447302117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345837.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores the revelation that poverty, even child poverty, was not solved, and the subsequent attempts to communicate that fact. It notes that this involved both campaigns for increases ... More


The Man in the Blue-Collar Shirt: The Working Class and Postwar Masculinity

Matthew L. Basso

in Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226038865
eISBN:
9780226044224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044224.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter continues with the story of home front copper workers in the early years after World War II. It argues that our current perspective on the postwar period does not fully account for ... More


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