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  • “The Origins of the Cold War”(120 clicks)
    "The Cold War was more than the product of post-World War II tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union argues John Lewis Gaddis, Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University. Rather, it was the product of events extending all the way back to the 1830s, when Alexis de Tocqueville predicted that Russia and the United States would become the world’s foremost powers. In this lecture, Gaddis examines U.S.-Soviet relations from the nineteenth century through the end of World War II, tracing the myriad causes of the Cold War."
  • 1948: The Alger Hiss Spy Case(113 clicks)
    "Fifty years later people still ask the question about Alger Hiss: Was he or wasn't he a Communist spy? By James Thomas Gay."
  • A Case of Love, Espionage, Deceit, and Betrayal(112 clicks)
    The story of the Rosenbergs. Crime Library.
  • American Cold War Veterans(100 clicks)
  • Battlefield: Vietnam(117 clicks)
  • Blacklists and Other Economic Sanctions(122 clicks)
    On the Red scare in the 1950s, the attack on the movie industry.
  • CNN's Cold War Experience: Espionage(112 clicks)
  • Cold War Bibliography(112 clicks)
    Revised 2-24-2000)"The Cold War has generated an enormous body of scholarship. Here we have organized some of it under several conceptual headings. Teachers seeking to add Cold War issues (especially related to science & technology) to their repertoires and young scholars exploring new research areas are encouraged to see the annotated bibliography sections first. In them we provide summaries of the top scholarship in the field."
  • Cold War Hot Links(101 clicks)
    David Price's metasite for links.
  • Cold War International History Project(102 clicks)
    From the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Cold War Links on the Internet(118 clicks)
    Important links
  • Cold War Memorial Planned(110 clicks)
    Article by David Quick
  • Cold War Museum(123 clicks)
  • Cold War Policies, 1945-1991(109 clicks)
    Outline with links.
  • Cold War Recognition(142 clicks)
  • Coming in from the Cold: Military Heritage in the Cold War(98 clicks)
    Report on the Department of Defense Legacy Cold War Project
  • Documents Relating to the Cold War(127 clicks)
    Links organized by years.
  • Klaus Fuchs(112 clicks)
  • McCarran Act or Internal Security Act of 1950(115 clicks)
    Law passed to counter subversion. However, it tried to force conformity of thought.
  • Papers, Please! By YAEL A. STERNHELL (114 clicks)
  • Politics and Social Attitudes of the Cold War(107 clicks)
    "What exactly is a cold war? Well, according to the "Second College Edition of The American Heritage Dictionary" a cold war is a state of political tension and rivalry between nations, stopping short of actual full scale war.We're not going to debate that unprecise technical garble filled, and wordy definition of a cold war. What we wish to do is educate people about the politics and social attitudes of the cold war."
  • Race for the Superbomb(117 clicks)
    PBS Website about the race to create a bomb more powerful than the ones dropped on Japan.
  • Rosenberg Trial 1951(118 clicks)
    A Trial Account by Douglas Linder. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were found guilty of espionage.
  • Rudolf Abel--Soviet Spy(97 clicks)
    Born in England, William A. Fisher, his birth name, spied on Britain and the United States for the USSR.
  • Senator Joe McCarthy: A Multimedia Celebration(100 clicks)
    Sound and video files.
  • Senator Joseph McCarthy(107 clicks)
    The Fight For America: Senator Joseph McCarthy By Jesse Friedman, 5th Revision, 3rd Edition. McCarthy was a demagogue who destroyed reputations.
  • Taking Off the Cold War Lens(99 clicks)
    Visions of North-South Conflict during the Algerian War for Independence by MATTHEW CONNELLY
  • Thaw in the Cold War:Eisenhower and Khrushchev at Gettysburg(113 clicks)
    " About This Lesson This lesson describes how President Eisenhower's personal diplomacy at his Gettysburg farm helped ease the tensions of the Cold War."
  • The Berlin Airlift(103 clicks)
    From the USAF Museum.
  • The Cold War and the Social Sciences: An Annotated Bibliography(99 clicks)
    From the ALA/ACRL/Anthropology & Sociology Section Annual Conference Program, San Francisco, CA June 29, 1997
  • The Cold War Begins(104 clicks)
    Did the Cold War begin at the Yalta Conference in 1945?
  • The Cold War Museum(108 clicks)
  • The Harvard Project on Cold War Studies(111 clicks)
    "The HPCWS promotes archival research in former East-bloc countries and seeks to expand and enrich what is known about Cold War events and themes."
  • the Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA(124 clicks)
    "Antonio J. Mendez is a CIA Trailblazer, a career spy who served in the murky field of espionage as a career intelligence officer. Adept at the art of deception and illusion, creative in the use of disguise, he moved the CIA's most sensitive agents clandestinely through international borders in daring top secret exfiltration operations."
  • Truman, Harriman, and Psychology: The Origins of the Cold War(109 clicks)
  • U.S. History: The Cold War(100 clicks)
    Excellent site from the University of Victoria. Historical Topics; Treaties and Documents; The Atomic Age; The Soviet Role.
  • U.S. News Archive(97 clicks)
    A collection of articles on Cold War history
  • USAFE Berlin Airlift Web Site(104 clicks)
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