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United States History After 1945: The Cold War


The Atomic Cafe. [1982]. "A documentary exploration of the United States government's propaganda promoting the atomic bomb. Relies on film clips of the 1940's and 1950's, including bits and pieces of propoganda films, newsreels, popular songs, and defense training films." DVD Available?

Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist. "Looks at the personal tragedies and triumphs which resulted from the House Committee on Un-American Activities hearings, 1947-1951, as seen through the eyes of the wives and children of the Hollywood writers, producers, and directors who were the victims of these hearings." Rutgers-restricted access

Hollywood on Trial. [1976]. DVD. "The story of "The Hollywood Ten", who, in 1947, would not cooperate when accused by the United States government of possible communist loyalties." Available?

History in Dispute

The History in Dispute series "Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe." Thematic volumes include:

Volume 1: The Cold War: First Series
Volume 2: American Social and Political Movements - 1945-2000: Pursuit of Liberty
Volume 6: The Cold War: Second Series
Volume 19: The Red Scare After 1945

Science, Technology, and the Cold War

Science: The Endless Frontier
Washington, D.C., U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development, 1945.
Pivotal report on a program for post-war scientific research by Vannevar Bush, the director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development during World War II. Available?
Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research
Sarah Bridger. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 2015. Available?
Competing with the Soviets: Science, Technology, and the State in Cold War America
Audra J. Wolfe. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, 2013. Available?
In Sputnik's Shadow: The President's Science Advisory Committee and Cold War America
Zuoyue Wang. New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press, 2008. Available?
Science Policy and Research Funding During the Cold War
Bibliography of 20th Century publications.

U.S. Foreign Relations

Foreign Relations of the United States
U.S. Department of State. Washington, D.C., 1861- .
The 'official' documentary record of U.S. foreign policy. Correspondence, reports, and documents relating to U.S. diplomatic history, published with a delay of approximately 25 years. The records of the Truman (1945) through Reagan (1988) administrations are available online.
Declassified Documents Reference System
Full-text database of documents that have been declassified by the U.S. government. Includes CIA, FBI, State Department, National Security Agency, and White House documents, among others. Largest coverage beginning after World War II, although some earlier documents are included. Rutgers-restricted Access
Ronald Reagan: Intelligence and the End of the Cold War
"This collection of declassified documents and other material highlights what the CIA provided President Reagan and other top members of his national security team on key issues affecting US-Soviet relations."

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