Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era

TitleHomeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMay, Elaine Tyler
Number of Pages302
PublisherBasic Books
CityNew York

When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it altered the way we understood Cold War America. The post-World War II era was thought of as a time when Americans turned away from politics to enjoy the fruits of peace and prosperity, while their leaders remained preoccupied with the dangers of the Atomic Age. Elaine Tyler May demonstrated that the Cold War infused life on every level from the boardroom to the bedroom. This new edition includes up-to-date information and references, along with an epilogue that examines how the legacy of the Cold War has shaped America since September 11, 2001.

(UNC Chapel Hill)

Original Publication1st ed. (New York: Basic Books, 1988).
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