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The Resource The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! : pageantry and patriotism in Cold-War America, Richard M. Fried

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! : pageantry and patriotism in Cold-War America, Richard M. Fried

Label
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! : pageantry and patriotism in Cold-War America
Title
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!
Title remainder
pageantry and patriotism in Cold-War America
Statement of responsibility
Richard M. Fried
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores a widely lived yet little remembered facet of America's cultural and political history: the Cold War as experienced at the grassroots level. Here, Fried traces the cresting of modern patriotic observance during World War II and then shows how patriotic and civic activists afterwards labored to recreate that remembered unity and commitment in the tension-filled Cold War era. A variety of national and local entities mounted campaigns "to sell America to the Americans" through "rededication" celebrations like Know Your America Week and Freedom Week. The American Heritage Foundation wheeled out the Freedom Train, which carried seminal documents of the nation's past to railroad depots across the country. Fried revisits the 1950 "Communist invasion" of Mosinee, Wisconsin, when ersatz Stalinists harassed and bullied citizens and the town's eateries served only potato soup and black bread. He also depicts the invention of new patriotic events like Loyalty Day and Armed Forces Day." "Meticulously researched, The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! recreates a colorful, sometimes comical, and always revealing dimension of our history. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
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Fried, Richard M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cold War
  • Political culture
  • Patriotism
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Pageants
Label
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! : pageantry and patriotism in Cold-War America, Richard M. Fried
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-210) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Patriotic Pageantry in America.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Wake Up, America: Origins of Modern Patriotism.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Precious Freight: The Freedom Train.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Capturing the Streets for Loyalty.
  • p. 51
  • 4.
  • Springtime for Stalin in Mosinee.
  • p. 67
  • 5.
  • "The Cold War Belongs to Us All": Patriotizing the American Calendar.
  • p. 87
  • 6.
  • Cornwallises Send Regrets: Historical Commemoration in the 1950s.
  • p. 99
  • 7.
  • Patriotic Gore.
  • p. 119
  • 8.
  • "Shame on Them": The Decline of Cold War Pageantry.
  • p. 139
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 151
  • Notes.
  • p. 161
  • Manuscript Sources.
  • p. 207
  • Index.
  • p. 211
Control code
r20000820462
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 220 p.
Isbn
9780195134179
Lccn
lc98012913
Label
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! : pageantry and patriotism in Cold-War America, Richard M. Fried
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-210) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Patriotic Pageantry in America.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Wake Up, America: Origins of Modern Patriotism.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Precious Freight: The Freedom Train.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Capturing the Streets for Loyalty.
  • p. 51
  • 4.
  • Springtime for Stalin in Mosinee.
  • p. 67
  • 5.
  • "The Cold War Belongs to Us All": Patriotizing the American Calendar.
  • p. 87
  • 6.
  • Cornwallises Send Regrets: Historical Commemoration in the 1950s.
  • p. 99
  • 7.
  • Patriotic Gore.
  • p. 119
  • 8.
  • "Shame on Them": The Decline of Cold War Pageantry.
  • p. 139
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 151
  • Notes.
  • p. 161
  • Manuscript Sources.
  • p. 207
  • Index.
  • p. 211
Control code
r20000820462
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 220 p.
Isbn
9780195134179
Lccn
lc98012913

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