Cold War Crossings
Publication Date 20 Mar 2014
OverviewApproaching the early decades of the â€œIron Curtainâ€ with new questions and perspectives, this important book examines the political and cultural implications of the communistsâ€™ international initiatives. Building on recent scholarship and working from new archival sources, the seven contributors to this volume study various effects of international outreachâ€”personal, technological, and culturalâ€”on the population and politics of the Soviet bloc. Several authors analyze lesser-known complications of East-West exchange; others show the contradictory nature of Moscowâ€™s efforts to consolidate its sphere of influence in Eastern Europe and in the Third World.
An outgrowth of the forty-sixth annual Walter Prescott Webb Lectures, hosted in 2011 by the University of Texas at Arlington, Cold War Crossings features diverse focuses with a unifying theme.