The Resource The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! : pageantry and patriotism in Cold-War America, Richard M. Fried

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! : pageantry and patriotism in Cold-War America, Richard M. Fried

Label
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! : pageantry and patriotism in Cold-War America
Title
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!
Title remainder
pageantry and patriotism in Cold-War America
Statement of responsibility
Richard M. Fried
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After summarizing such patriotic developments as the sanctification of the American flag and the wide - and occasionally coercive - acceptance of the Pledge of Allegiance, Fried describes how the Ad Council, the American Heritage Foundation, and other organizations created "campaigns to sell America to the Americans" through carefully constructed "rededication" celebrations like "Know Your America" Weeks, Freedom Weeks, and traveling exhibitions such as the Freedom Train, which in the late 1940s brought original copies of seminal American documents directly to cities and towns across the country. He vividly recreates the spectacle of clashing New York City parades involving thousands of participants, as celebrants of the newly-created Loyalty Day marched in opposition to pro-Communist May Day demonstrations just blocks away. Most startling, though, is Fried's account of how Mosinee, Wisconsin was "invaded" by Communists in a staged media event sponsored by the American Legion. Citizens allowed themselves to be searched at random while local officials acted the part of Stalinists, and the town restaurants were required to serve only potato soup and black bread."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fried, Richard M.
Dewey number
973.92
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.F736 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cold War
  • Political culture
  • Patriotism
  • Pageants
  • Anti-communist movements
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! : pageantry and patriotism in Cold-War America, Richard M. Fried
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-206) and index
Contents
  • Springtime for Stalin in Mosinee
  • 5.
  • "The Cold War Belongs to Us All": Patriotizing the American Calendar
  • 6.
  • The Cornwallises Send Regrets: Historical Commemoration in the 1950s
  • 7.
  • Patriotic Gore
  • 8.
  • "Shame on Them": The Decline of Cold War Pageantry
  • Introduction: Patriotic Pageantry in America
  • 1.
  • Wake Up, America: Origins of Modern Patriotism
  • 2.
  • Precious Freight: The Freedom Train
  • 3.
  • Capturing the Streets for Loyalty
  • 4.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 220 p.
Isbn
9780195070200
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98012913
System control number
OCM38478524
Label
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! : pageantry and patriotism in Cold-War America, Richard M. Fried
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-206) and index
Contents
  • Springtime for Stalin in Mosinee
  • 5.
  • "The Cold War Belongs to Us All": Patriotizing the American Calendar
  • 6.
  • The Cornwallises Send Regrets: Historical Commemoration in the 1950s
  • 7.
  • Patriotic Gore
  • 8.
  • "Shame on Them": The Decline of Cold War Pageantry
  • Introduction: Patriotic Pageantry in America
  • 1.
  • Wake Up, America: Origins of Modern Patriotism
  • 2.
  • Precious Freight: The Freedom Train
  • 3.
  • Capturing the Streets for Loyalty
  • 4.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 220 p.
Isbn
9780195070200
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98012913
System control number
OCM38478524

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