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Frontiers for the American Century: Outer Space, Antarctica, and Cold War Nationalism (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology)

ISBN: 9781137507860
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Edition: 1st ed. 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-01
Number of pages: 269
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This book compares the cultural politics of the U.S. space and Antarctic programs during the Cold War. It analyzes how culturally salient terms, especially the nationalist motif of the frontier, were used to garner public support for these strategic initiatives and, more generally, United States internationalism during this period.

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