9780312677107

The Kitchen Debate and Cold War Consumer Politics A Brief History with Documents

  • ISBN 13:

    9780312677107

  • ISBN 10:

    0312677103

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/03/2014
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

This innovative treatment of the Kitchen Debate reveals the event not only as a symbol of U.S. -Soviet military and diplomatic rivalry but as a battle over living standards that profoundly shaped the economic, social, and cultural contours of the Cold War era. The introduction situates the Debate in a survey of the Cold War, and an unprecedented collection of primary-source selections—including Soviet accounts never before translated for an English-speaking audience—connects the Debate to consumer society, gender ideologies, and geopolitics. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions to consider, and a bibliography enhance students’ understanding of this defining moment of the Cold War.

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