Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

Building on the highly regarded series edited by Christian Appy, new editors Edwin A. Martini and Scott Laderman seek projects that move beyond traditional temporal and geographic boundaries of the Cold War; that consider its effects through new approaches, such as studies of militarized landscapes and the environment, or international sport and culture; and that explore domestic and transnational legacies of American global influence and interventions in innovative ways.

Edwin A. Martini is professor of history at Western Michigan University, where he currently serves as associate dean of Extended University Programs. His publications include, most recently, Agent Orange: History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty and Proving Grounds: Militarized Landscapes, Weapons Testing, and the Environmental Impact of U.S. Bases.

Scott Laderman is professor of history at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He is author of Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing and Tours of Vietnam: War, Travel Guides, and Memory.

Manuscript submissions

Please direct manuscript inquiries to the series editor or to:

Matt Becker, Executive Editor
University of Massachusetts Press
East Experiment Station
671 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA  01003
mbecker@umpress.umass.edu
413-545-4989

Series Editors

Edwin A. Martini
Department of History
Western Michigan University
edwin.martini@wmich.edu

Scott Laderman​
Department of History
University of Minnesota, Duluth
laderman@d.umn.edu 

Series Editorial Board

Robin D. G. Kelley
University of Southern California

George Lipsitz
University of California, Santa Barbara

Elaine Tyler May
University of Minnesota

Lary May
University of Minnesota

Joanne Meyerowitz
Yale University

Emily S. Rosenberg
University of California, Irvine

Stephen J. Whitfield
Brandeis University

Marilyn Young
New York University

Books in the Series (arranged by year of publication)

Containing Addiction
The Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the Origins of America's Global Drug War
2017
My Brother's Keeper
George McGovern and Progressive Christianity
2017
Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War
The Reagan Administration, Cultural Activism, and the End of the Arms Race
2017
Redefining Science
Scientists, the National Security State, and Nuclear Weapons in Cold War America
2017
In Whose Eyes
The Memoir of a Vietnamese Filmmaker in War and Peace
2016
Younger Than That Now
The Politics of Age in the 1960s
2016
Kent State
Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties
2016
We Gotta Get Out of This Place
The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War
2015
Making the Desert Modern
Americans, Arabs, and Oil on the Saudi Frontier, 1933–1973
2015
Citizenship in Cold War America
The National Security State and the Possibilities of Dissent
2014
Forever Vietnam
How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory
2014
A Cold War State of Mind
Brainwashing and Postwar American Society
2013
American Immunity
War Crimes and the Limits of International Law
2013
The Pro-War Movement
Domestic Support for the Vietnam War and the Making of Modern American Conservatism
2013
Agent Orange
History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty
2012
[node-title] Modernizing Repression
Police Training and Nation-Building in the American Century
2012
[node-title] A Call to Conscience
The Anti-Contra War Campaign
2012
[node-title] Liberty and Justice for All?
Rethinking Politics in Cold War America
2012
The Vietnam War in American Memory
Veterans, Memorials, and the Politics of Healing
2011
[node-title] Upstaging the Cold War
American Dissent and Cultural Diplomacy, 1940-1960
2011
Perfectly Average
The Pursuit of Normality in Postwar America
2010
Hanoi Jane
War, Sex, and Fantasies of Betrayal
2010
[node-title] The Dragon's Tail
Americans Face the Atomic Age
2010
[node-title] Secular Missionaries
Americans and African Development in the 1960s
2010
[node-title] The Myth of the Addicted Army
Vietnam and the Modern War on Drugs
2009
[node-title] Beyond Vietnam
The Politics of Protest in Massachusetts, 1974-1990
2009
[node-title] The Greatest Menace
Organized Crime in Cold War America
2009
[node-title] The Other Side of Grief
The Home Front and the Aftermath in American Narratives of the Vietnam War
2008
[node-title] Vietnam's Southern Revolution
From Peasant Insurrection to Total War
2008
[node-title] Invisible Enemies
The American War on Vietnam, 1975-2000
2007
[node-title] Hollywood's Cold War 2007
The End of Victory Culture
Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation
2007
[node-title] Washington's China
The National Security World, the Cold War, and the Origins of Globalism
2006
Edward Lansdale's Cold War 2005
[node-title] Imperial Brotherhood
Gender and the Making of Cold War Foreign Policy
2003
[node-title] Staging Growth
Modernization, Development, and the Global Cold War
2003
[node-title] Vietnam and Other American Fantasies 2001
[node-title] Betty Friedan and the Making of "The Feminine Mystique"
The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism
2000
[node-title] Cold War Constructions
The Political Culture of United States Imperialism, 1945-1966
2000
[node-title] Dr. America
The Lives of Thomas A. Dooley, 1927-1961
1998