Cold War Femininity and the Study of Gender Roles

"They were wives and mothers, cleaners and cooks in the man’s castle, nurturers and chauffeurs for the children, the linchpin that kept everything running smoothly."  Mary C. Brennan Wives, Mothers, and the Red Menace: Conservative Women and the Crusade Against Communism Defining Womanhood in a Genderless Society What does it mean to be a woman in …

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Atomic Warfare and American Values 

Civil defense was the means selected to persuade Americans to accept such an outcome if it, indeed, became a necessary one. Americans would have to be shown that at a minimum, they would survive a nuclear conflagration and, after an acceptable period of reconstruction of their homeland, they could resume their accustomed prewar existence. Melvin …

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