Victoryless Vietnam

Appy argues that the Vietnam war was a working-class war due to the demographics. In the opening paragraph of Appy’s essay, they state, “Roughly 80 percent came from working-class or poor backgrounds”. As seen by the previous state, the working class comprised the soldiers in the war. Appy explains why the working class made upContinue reading “Victoryless Vietnam”

Racist Liberals?

Racial discrimination was not uniquely a regional problem in the South. Racial segregation was and continues to be a problem throughout the United States. Although the same laws were implemented from the north to the South, both had ways to avoid following those laws. The article states, “New York celebrated the importance of the BrownnContinue reading “Racist Liberals?”

1950s women in politics

During the Cold War, anything that was seen as unAmerican was attacked. As we have discussed in class, homosexuality was a vehicle of political degradation. Another concept heavily reinforced during the Cold War was the ideal nuclear family. As Mary Brennan states in her chapter “Conservative Women and the Crusade against Communism,” the nuclear “familyContinue reading “1950s women in politics”

Week 2 Lavender Scare

The “Red Scare” and the “Lavender Scare” go hand in hand as the “Red Scare” gave way to the “Lavender Scare”. The “Red Scare” was a wave of fear of communism in American politics. The “Lavender Scare” was a wave of fear of homosexuals in American politics. Both scares allowed politicians and journalists to smearContinue reading “Week 2 Lavender Scare”

Blog Post 1: Secrecy and National Security

From my understanding of what “Home on the Range” says about the “national security state,” it is the component of secrecy the national government can keep over citizens in the name of security. When discussing nuclear testing in Nevada and the lack of communication with citizens, Corry says, “Myron Glazer and Pennia Glazer argue theContinue reading “Blog Post 1: Secrecy and National Security”