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By Richard M. Fried

This booklet explores a broadly lived but little remembered part of America's cultural and political heritage: the chilly struggle as skilled on the grassroots point. right here, Fried lines the cresting of contemporary patriotic observance in the course of international warfare II after which exhibits how patriotic and civic activists afterwards worked to recreate a remembered harmony and dedication within the tension-filled chilly battle period. quite a few nationwide and native entities fastened campaigns "to promote the USA to the americans" via "rededication" celebrations like comprehend Your the United States Week and Freedom Week. the yank background starting place wheeled out the liberty teach, which carried seminal files of the nation's prior to railroad depots around the US. Fried revisits the 1950 "Communist invasion" of Mosinee, Wisconsin, whilst ersatz Stalinists pressured and bullied electorate and the town's eateries served simply potato soup and black bread. He additionally depicts the production and inauguration of recent patriotic occasions like Loyalty Day and military Day.

Meticulously researched, this publication recreates a colourful, occasionally comical, and regularly revealing size of our history.

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