Post-War Hopes, Cold War Dreams

Post-War Hopes, Cold War Dreams

Streaming Video - 2010
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The 1950s in America were a time of nostalgia and neurosis. Factories poured out goods, the dollar was powerful, and the United States - filled with the heady optimism of victory in World War II - believed that it could politically, culturally, and militarily lead the world. But the decade also saw the solidification of the Iron Curtain in Europe, the entrenchment of Communism in China, years of so-called police action in Korea, and a Red Scare that divided Americans at home. Bill Moyers shows how an initial burst of optimism fostered an era of American conformity, in which fitting in led to a hostility and distrust of those who stood out.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1984
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (57 min.) :,sd., col., digital file

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