Cold War Wisconsin

Cold War Wisconsin
Author: Christopher Sturdevant
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-10-29
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781467140300

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As the Cold War gripped the world with fear of espionage and nuclear winter, everyday Wisconsinites found themselves embroiled in the struggle. For decades, the state's nuclear missiles pointed to the skies, awaiting Soviet bombers. Joseph Stalin's daughter sought refuge in the small town of Richland Center. With violence in Vietnam about to peak, a cargo ship from Kewaunee sparked a new international incident with North Korea. Manitowoc was ground zero for a Sputnik satellite crash, and four ordinary Madison youths landed on the FBI's most wanted list after the Sterling Hall Bombing. Local author and chairman of the Midwest Chapter of the Cold War Museum Chris Sturdevant shares the tales of the Badger State's role in this titanic showdown between East and West.

Cold War Wisconsin

Cold War Wisconsin
Author: Christopher Sturdevant
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-10-29
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781439665640

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As the Cold War gripped the world with fear of espionage and nuclear winter, everyday Wisconsinites found themselves embroiled in the struggle. For decades, the state's nuclear missiles pointed to the skies, awaiting Soviet bombers. Joseph Stalin's daughter sought refuge in the small town of Richland Center. With violence in Vietnam about to peak, a cargo ship from Kewaunee sparked a new international incident with North Korea. Manitowoc was ground zero for a Sputnik satellite crash, and four ordinary Madison youths landed on the FBI's most wanted list after the Sterling Hall Bombing. Local author and chairman of the Midwest Chapter of the Cold War Museum Chris Sturdevant shares the tales of the Badger State's role in this titanic showdown between East and West.

Cold War University

Cold War University
Author: Matthew Levin
Publsiher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07-17
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780299292836

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As the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union escalated in the 1950s and 1960s, the federal government directed billions of dollars to American universities to promote higher enrollments, studies of foreign languages and cultures, and, especially, scientific research. In Cold War University, Matthew Levin traces the paradox that developed: higher education became increasingly enmeshed in the Cold War struggle even as university campuses became centers of opposition to Cold War policies. The partnerships between the federal government and major research universities sparked a campus backlash that provided the foundation, Levin argues, for much of the student dissent that followed. At the University of Wisconsin in Madison, one of the hubs of student political activism in the 1950s and 1960s, the protests reached their flashpoint with the 1967 demonstrations against campus recruiters from Dow Chemical, the manufacturers of napalm. Levin documents the development of student political organizations in Madison in the 1950s and the emergence of a mass movement in the decade that followed, adding texture to the history of national youth protests of the time. He shows how the University of Wisconsin tolerated political dissent even at the height of McCarthyism, an era named for Wisconsin's own virulently anti-Communist senator, and charts the emergence of an intellectual community of students and professors that encouraged new directions in radical politics. Some of the events in Madison—especially the 1966 draft protests, the 1967 sit-in against Dow Chemical, and the 1970 Sterling Hall bombing—have become part of the fabric of "The Sixties," touchstones in an era that continues to resonate in contemporary culture and politics.

Cold War Illinois

Cold War Illinois
Author: Christopher Sturdevant
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-08-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781439670484

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From Walt Disney and Ronald Reagan to chess matches and Nike missiles, trace the Illinois roots of prominent players in the longest and costliest conflict in American history. Discover a mobster's involvement in assassination attempts of Cuban leader Fidel Castro and how the nuclear age began at a college football field on Chicago's south side. Visit the graves of Communist Party leaders and the high-alert heritage of military bases across the state. Local author Christopher Sturdevant, chairman of the Midwest Chapter of the Cold War Museum, follows up his look into Cold War Wisconsin with its neighbor to the south in a fascinating tale of Illinois's role in the fight between East and West.

American Fiction in the Cold War

American Fiction in the Cold War
Author: Thomas H. Schaub
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1991
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 029912844X

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Schaub presents American fiction in the political climate of its time. Through the 1930s, he portrays authors as typically left of center and becoming disillusioned with communism as a result of Stalin's purges and his nonaggression pact with Hitler. Subsequent authors embraced a His general discussion comes to focus on the works of Barth, O'Connor, Ellison, and Mailer. Paper edition (unseen), $12.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Counterfeit Peace

Counterfeit Peace
Author: Bob Frankenstein
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2011-10-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 1426997167

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It is time for you to slip quietly inside the minds of ordinary people of the small community of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin who are coping with a counterfeit peace, fighting wars undeclared, with goals undetermined, grievances unclear, issues unresolved..the gory details hidden safely underground, in cemeteries. Join me as we walk in the shoes of heroes of this little community.

Understanding and Teaching the Cold War

Understanding and Teaching the Cold War
Author: Matthew Masur
Publsiher: Harvey Goldberg
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-02-13
Genre: History
ISBN: 0299309908

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Experienced teachers share innovative, classroom-tested content, methods, and resources for presenting the Cold War in college and high school classes.

The Sixties and the Cold War University

The Sixties and the Cold War University
Author: Matthew Levin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2009
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:611577190

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