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America Since 1945—E-Seminar 2, The Politics of Anticommunism
Resource Type: E-Seminar
Taught by: Alan Brinkley


In this e-seminar, the second in a series of ten, Professor Brinkley examines the Cold War, a key event during the "the postwar era," a period of more than half a century, during which the United States has probably changed more rapidly and profoundly than during any other period of its history. He analyzes the Cold War as a force in American domestic life, one that had an important impact on the relationships among and the distribution of power within many of the central institutions of American life.
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1. The Cold War: Domestic and Foreign Concerns




1. The Cold War



Point-CounterpointPoint-CounterpointClassroom SimulationsClassroom Simulations

1. McCarthyism

2. The Roots of American Anticommunism

3. Origins of the Cold War




1. Historians Debate: Who Is Responsible for the Cold War?





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