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Detroit's Cold War
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Detroit's Cold War locates the roots of American conservatism in a city that was a nexus of labor and industry in postwar America. Drawing on meticulous archival research focusing on Detroit, Colleen Doody shows how conflict over business values and opposition to labor, anticommunism, racial animosity, and religion led to the development of a conservative ethos in the aftermath of World War II. _x000B__x000B_Using Detroit--with its large population of African-American and Catholic workers, strong union presence, and starkly segregated urban landscape--as a case study, Doody articulates a nuanced understanding of anticommunism during the Red Scare. Looking beyond national politics, she focuses on key debates occurring at the local level among a wide variety of common citizens. In examining this city's social and political fabric, Doody illustrates that domestic anticommunism was a cohesive, multifaceted ideology that arose less from Soviet ideological incursion than from tensions within the American public._x000B_

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 1. New Deal Detroit, Communism, and Anti-Communism
  2. pp. 9-18
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  1. 2. Labor and the Birth of the Postwar Red Scare, 1945-1950
  2. pp. 19-45
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  1. 3. Race and Anti-Communism, 1945-1952
  2. pp. 46-75
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  1. 4. Anti-Communism and Catholicism in Cold-War Detroit
  2. pp. 76-92
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  1. 5. Business, Anti-Communism, and the Welfare State, 1945-1958
  2. pp. 93-118
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 119-124
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 125-160
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 161-168
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 169-175
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  1. About the Author, Further Reading, Production Notes, Back Cover
  2. p. 176
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