Fb2 Detroit's Cold War: The Origins of Postwar Conservatism (Working Class in American History) ePub
by Colleen Doody
|Publisher:||University of Illinois Press; 1st edition (December 17, 2012)|
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Series: The Working Class in American History.
Series: The Working Class in American History. Published by: University of Illinois Press.
Detroit's Cold War book. Start by marking Detroit's Cold War: The Origins of Postwar Conservatism (The Working Class in American History) as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.
The Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union .
The Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted for decades and resulted in anti-communist suspicions and international incidents that led the two superpowers to the brink of nuclear disaster. Postwar Soviet expansionism in Eastern Europe fueled many Americans’ fears of a Russian plan to control the world. Meanwhile, the USSR came to resent what they perceived as American officials’ bellicose rhetoric, arms buildup and interventionist approach to international relations. The Cold War: The Atomic Age. The containment strategy also provided the rationale for an unprecedented arms buildup in the United States.
Colleen Doody's insightful study of Cold War Detroit introduces readers to a profoundly conservative political history that maps onto and intersects with the history of labor radicalism in the Motor City. Colleen Doody agrees with those scholars who see a contested New Deal liberalism and a powerful conservation before the latter's flowering in the 1970s.
Working Class in American History Ser. Subjects: Political culture - Political activity - Michigan - Detroit . 1. New Deal Detroit, Communism, and Anti-Communism. 2. Labor and the Birth of the Postwar Red Scare, 1945-1950. 3. Race and Anti-Communism, 1945-1952. Subjects: Political culture - Political activity - Michigan - Detroit - History - 20th century. 4. Anti-Communism and Catholicism in Cold-War Detroit. 5. Business, Anti-Communism, and the Welfare State, 1945-1958.
Jewish historian Gabriel Kolko's book The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of. .Not that the word mean much anymore. But liberalism would be far more appropriate. Still, it's a good work examening America in the early 20th century.
Jewish historian Gabriel Kolko's book The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, 1900-1916 . Uploaded two different pdf versions here.
Detroit's Cold War locates the roots of American conservatism in a city that was a nexus of labor and industry in postwar America.
The Origins of the New American Right (Princeton, 2001). Recommend this journal.
The literatures on working-class conservatism's racial backlash and the Christian Right's social politics are too extensive to cite fully here. For an overview see Dochuk, Darren, Revival on the Right: Making Sense of the Conservative Moment in American History, in History Compass: An Online Journal 4 (July 2006): 975–999. The Origins of the New American Right (Princeton, 2001).
This timeline of modern American conservatism lists important events, developments and occurrences which have significantly affected conservatism in the United States. With the decline of the conservative wing of the Democratic Party after 1960, the movement is most closely associated with the Republican Party (GOP).
Doody brings human interactions into the history she writes, aptly de-scribing the political and social milieu of post-war Detroit to demonstrate the roots of modern conservatism and. to support the conclusions of recent historiography that liberalism did not actually achieve a consensus after the New Deal.
Detroit's Cold War locates the roots of American conservatism in a city that was a nexus of labor and industry in postwar America. Drawing on meticulous archival research focusing on Detroit, Colleen Doody shows how conflict over business values and opposition to labor, anticommunism, racial animosity, and religion led to the development of a conservative ethos in the aftermath of World War II. Using Detroit--with its large population of African-American and Catholic immigrant workers, strong union presence, and starkly segregated urban landscape--as a case study, Doody articulates a nuanced understanding of anticommunism during the Red Scare. Looking beyond national politics, she focuses on key debates occurring at the local level among a wide variety of common citizens. In examining this city's social and political fabric, Doody illustrates that domestic anticommunism was a cohesive, multifaceted ideology that arose less from Soviet ideological incursion than from tensions within the American public.