The Cold War

Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Wall, 1961, from booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall." https://www.flickr.com/photos/59094030@N08/8051307167

Examine the impacts of the Cold War at home and abroad with help from these OAH Distinguished Lecturers.

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Elaine Tyler May

Explosive Issues: Sex, Women, and the Bomb in Post–World War II America

This lecture looks at the domestic side of the Cold War, and how the idea of "containment" of communism abroad fostered a culture of "containment" at home. Topics include the atomic age, women, gender and sexuality, popular culture and family life. Read More

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

The U.S. Congressional Women's Tour of China: Women's Internationalism and Cold War Diplomacy

In the winter of 1975, eleven U.S. congressional representatives, all of them women, visited the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This talk examines the goals, experiences, and outcomes of this trip, with a particular focus on Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927-2002), the deputy leader of the delegation....(Read More)

David C. Engerman

Development as History

Focuses on the origins, operations, and impacts of American overseas development projects during the Cold War. Read More

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