U.S. History

Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945–1989

Gender and the Long Postwar examines gender politics during the post–World War II period and the Cold War in the United States and East and West Germany. The authors show how disruptions of older political and social patterns, exposure to new cultures, population shifts, and the rise of consumerism affected gender roles and identities. Comparing all three countries, chapters analyze the ways that gender figured into relations between victor and vanquished and shaped everyday life in both the Western and Soviet blocs.

Racing Against Time: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over Saving Britain and Going to War

 

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

"Racing Against Time: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over Saving Britain and Going to War"

Great Powers, Small Wars: Asymmetric Conflict since 1945

In a sophisticated combination of quantitative research and two in-depth case studies, Larisa Deriglazova surveys armed conflicts post–World War II in which one power is much stronger than the other. She then focuses on the experiences of British decolonization after World War II and the United States in the 2003 Iraq war. Great Powers, Small Wars employs several large databases to identify basic characteristics and variables of wars between enemies of disproportionate power.

People Out of Place: A Constitutional History of the Long 1960s

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

"People Out of Place: A Constitutional History of the Long 1960s"

Risa Goluboff
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

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