Nowhere has this been more evident than in the combination of Cold War and civil rights studies. Following the customary subdivisions of the craft, Cold War and civil rights histories developed, for the most part, in isolation from one another, but several books, some dating back to the 1950s, have sought to examine their substantial interconnections and interdependence. Cold War and civil rights struggles, these works reveal, shared not only a place and time, but also mutually reinforcing ideological and political contexts. Between them were curious mixes of racism, capitalism, nationalism, ethnocentrism, imperialism, altruism, socialism, humanitarianism, realism, and idealism that defined the complex American identity of the late twentieth century. The combination of these histories exposes the United States at the end of …
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Associate Professor of Bryn Upton specializes in modern U.S. history (1865-2000s) and teaches courses on such topics as presidential scandals, the conservative movement, the Cold War and Civil Rights. His 2014 book, "Hollywood and the End of the Cold War: Signs of Cinematic Change," looks at how the end of the Cold War changed popular films. Upton designs innovative courses like "Greed, Gangsters and the Great Depression: The United States 1898-1940" and "Bourne at the Right Time: Film and Our Post-Cold War Identity."
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" challenges readers to think globally and locally about the relation between the Cold War and civil rights. It also provides food for thought on the post-Cold War era."--Laurie B. Green,
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