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American Politics in the Early Cold War—Truman and Eisenhower Administrations, 1945-1961

American Politics in the Early Cold War—Truman and Eisenhower Administrations, 1945-1961   (Module 34)

This module presents major White House files from the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. The centerpiece of the Truman files is the President's Secretary's file while the Eisenhower files are centered on the Confidential File and the Whitman File of the Eisenhower White House Central Files. The Cold War takes center stage in the Truman files on international relations and the stalling of Truman's Fair Deal program is documented in the files that pertain to domestic concerns. The Eisenhower files focus to a large degree on national defense and economic issues, two of the areas that Eisenhower had the most personal interest in.

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