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Education and the Cold War

The Battle for the American School

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Education and the Cold War by A Hartman
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Shortly after the Russians launched Sputnik in 1957, Hannah Arendt quipped that "only in America could a crisis in education actually become a factor in politics." The Cold War battle for the American school - dramatized but not initiated by Sputnik - proved Arendt correct. The schools served as a battleground in the ideological conflicts of the 1950s. Beginning with the genealogy of progressive education, and ending with the formation of New Left and New Right thought, Education and the Cold War offers a fresh perspective on the postwar transformation in U.S. political culture by way of an examination of the educational history of that era.

Author Biography

ANDREW HARTMAN is an Assistant Professor of History at Illinois State University, USA.
Release date Australia
March 14th, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2008 ed.
Illustrations
X, 251 p.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
251
Dimensions
165x233x20
ISBN-13
9780230600102
Product ID
3716967

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