Minnesota Historical Society

Cold War on the Homefront: The Soft Power of Mid-Century Design

$ 24.95

An illustrated history of the persuasive impact of model homes, appliances, and furniture in cold war propaganda

The first in-depth history of how domestic environments were exploited to promote the superiority of either capitalism or socialism on both sides of the Iron Curtain, Cold War on the Home Front reveals the tactics used by the American government to seduce citizens of the Soviet bloc with state-of-the-art consumer goods and the reactions of the Communist Party.

  • By: Greg Castillo
  • Paper, 312 pages, 97 b&w photos, 7 x 9
  • ISBN 978-0-8166-4692-0 
  • University of Minnesota Press, 2010

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