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Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School
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Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School (Hardback)

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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.

EducationEducation TheoryHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 14/03/2008 ISBN-13: 9780230600102  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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ANDREW HARTMAN is an Assistant Professor of History at Illinois State University, USA.

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