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Title Understanding and teaching the Cold War / edited by Matthew Masur
Imprint Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2017]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  D842 .U53 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020532016
 Modern History Library  909.825 U55    AVAILABLE    30550100626777
Descript xi, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series The Harvey Goldberg series for understanding and teaching history
Harvey Goldberg series for understanding and teaching history
Note "For nearly a half century, from 1945 to 1991, the United States and the Soviet Union maneuvered to achieve global hegemony. Each forged political alliances, doled out foreign aid, mounted cultural campaigns, and launched covert operations. The Cold War also deeply affected the domestic politics, cultures, and economic policies of the two superpowers, their client states, and other nations throughout the world. Teaching the Cold War is both necessary and challenging. Understanding and Teaching the Cold War is designed to help collegiate and high school teachers navigate the complexity of the topic, integrate up-to-date research and concepts into their classes, and use strategies and tools that make this important history meaningful to students. The volume opens with Matthew Masur's overview of models for approaching the subject, whether in survey courses or seminars. Two prominent historians, Carole Fink and Warren Cohen, offer accounts of their experience as long-time scholars and teachers of the Cold War from European and Asian perspectives. Sixteen essays dig into themes including the origins and end of the conflict, nuclear weapons, diplomacy, propaganda, fear, popular culture, and civil rights, as well as the Cold War in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, East Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the nonaligned nations. A final section provides practical advice for using relevant, accessible primary sources to implement the teaching ideas suggested in this book"--Provided by publisehr
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cold War
World politics -- 1945-1989
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1991
Cold War -- Study and teaching
World politics -- 1945-1989 -- Study and teaching
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 -- Study and teaching
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1991 -- Study and teaching
Alt Author Masur, Matthew, editor
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