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  • Students at the U.S. Army’s Artillery School at Fort Bliss, Texas, witness a demonstration of anti-aircraft artillery, a weapon used with great effectiveness by American troops in the Korean War of 1950–1953. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • A page from Life magazine, September 29, 1947, reporting on the journey of the Freedom Train. At the top, a marine stands guard over historic documents. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • President Harry S. Truman delivering his Truman Doctrine speech before Congress on March 12, 1947. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • A French poster expressing European gratitude for the Marshall Plan, by which the United States aided the economic reconstruction of western Europe after the Second World War. The text reads, “Through the Marshall Plan. Inter- European Cooperation for a Higher Standard of Living.” Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • Bales of American cotton in a warehouse at the French port of Le Havre, 1949. Part of the Marshall Plan aid program, the shipment helped to revive the French cotton industry. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • Children in Berlin celebrate the arrival of a plane bringing supplies to counter the Soviet blockade of the city in 1948. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • Chinese communists carrying portraits of Mao Zedong, who took control of the country’s government in 1949 after a long civil war. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • A poster for The Red Menace, one of numerous anticommunist films produced by Hollywood during the 1950s. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • Jackson Pollack at work in his studio. Pollack’s paintings exemplified the artistic school of abstract expressionism, promoted during the Cold War as a reflection of American freedom. His paintings had no recognizable subject other than reminding the viewer of how the artist had created them. “I want to express my feelings, rather than illustrate them,” Pollack declared. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • Cartoonist Bill Mauldin illustrated the essence of the idea of totalitarianism in this 1946 cartoon—a dictatorial government that refuses to accept the legitimacy of difference of opinion. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • A post–World War II cartoon shows Eleanor Roosevelt lecturing UN delegates from various countries about human rights. “Now children,” she says, “all together: ‘The rights of the individual are above the rights of the state.’ ” The Soviet ambassador to the UN, Andrei Y. Vishinsky, stands in the lower right corner. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • A few of the numerous World War II veterans who attended college after the war, thanks to the GI Bill. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • Racial segregation and exclusion were not confined to the South in the post-World War II period. Here, in 1947, picketers stand outside a Seattle grocery store that refused to serve non-whites. A campaign by black activists supported by a coalition of unions, church groups, Jewish organizations, and communists forced most of the city’s stores and restaurants to treat customers on an equal basis. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • Jackie Robinson sliding into third base, 1949. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • Blacks, led by A. Philip Randolph (left), picketing at the 1948 Democratic national convention. The delegates’ adoption of a strong civil rights plank led representatives of several southern states to withdraw and nominate their own candidate for president, Strom Thurmond. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • A crowd in Las Vegas, Nevada, watches a mushroom cloud rise from the test of an atomic bomb in the distance in 1951. The government publicized such tests and even broadcast one on television. It failed to issue warnings of the danger of nuclear fallout, and only years later did it admit than many onlookers had contracted diseases from radiation. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • Movie stars, led by actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, on their way to attend the 1947 hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee, in a demonstration of support for those called to testify about alleged communist influence in Hollywood. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • Demonstrators at a 1953 rally in Washington, D.C., demanding the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • “ Fire!” Cartoonist Herbert Block, known as “Herblock,” offered this comment in 1949 on the danger to American freedom posed by the anticommunist crusade. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
  • Senator Joseph R. McCarthy at the Army-McCarthy hearings of 1954. McCarthy points to a map detailing charges about the alleged extent of the communist menace, while the army’s lawyer, Joseph Welch, listens in disgust. Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2007 W.W. Norton & Company
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