When homeward bound first appeared in 1988 it forever changed how we understand cold war america elaine tyler may demonstrated that the atomic age and the cold war shaped american life not just in national politics but at every level of society from the boardroom to the bedroom. Elaine tyler may opened her book homeward bound american families in the cold war era with a description of a 1959 publicity stunt a young couple recently married chooses to spend their honeymoon in a bomb shelter. Homeward bound american families in the cold war era user review not available book verdict may history minnesota seeks to reconcile two prevailing but contradictory images of the 1950s the notion of domestic tranquility and happiness amidst the fears and tensions of the cold war. Homeward bound american families in the cold war era caitlin moser families in the cold war era has been fully revised with an epilogue pertaining to america in a post 9 11 world in the acknowledgements may states earlier versions of chapters were american families in the cold war era homeward bound 19 homeward bound american . This revised and updated edition includes the latest information on race the culture wars and current cultural and political controversies of the post cold war era excerpt in summer of 1959 a young couple married and spent their honeymoon in a bomb shelter
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