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(1946- 1989) Cold War


About McCarthyism
Based at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, About McCarthyism includes key readings tracing the rise, fall, and ongoing legacy of one of the 1950's most infamous personalities.
Berlin Airlift
In 1948 the USSR blockaded West Berlin to force the Allies to handover the city to Russia. The U.S. and Britain responded with a daily airlift of supplies that eventually compelled Stalin to lift the blockade. The Truman Presidential Library retells the story with photographs, narratives, and important documents.
Literature & Culture of the American 1950s
Produced in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania, Literature & Culture includes readings focusing on key people and events of the 1950s. From the atom bomb to Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" via Jack Kerouac the coverage is impressive.
The Sixties Project
The Sixties Project was established as a network of humanities educators to faciliate electronic access to important resources delinating this contentious period and to promote discussion among researchers and students. It's based at the University of Virginia. The site is searchable and boasts a wide range of choices from poetry to personal narratives.
Vanderbilt Television News Archive
From August 5, 1968, The Television News Archive has systematically recorded, abstracted, and indexed national television newscasts. The database is broken down into Network Television Evening News Abstracts and Special Reports & Periodic News Broadcasts. Also included are Specialized news Collections dealing with specific events, such as the Gulf War.
The Washington Post revisits Watergate in a multimedia study encompassing documents, a timeline, cartoons, biographies of key individuals, and the Post's award winning reporting.

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