The Cold War in the 1950’s
Brig. Gen. Courtney Whitney; Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Commander in Chief of U.N. Forces; and Maj. Gen. Edward M. Almond observe the shelling of Inchon from the U.S.S. Mt. McKinley, September 15, 1950. Nutter (Army) NARA FILE #: 111-SC-348438 WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 1374

The Cold War in the 1950’s

The rise of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union is a story that has often been told. This seminar will focus on Truman’s and Eisenhower’s policies on postwar anticommunism, containment, nuclear buildup, The Korean War, and the Soviet Union.

This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings, and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. All attendees will receive a Letter of Attendance at the end of the seminar.


April 1, 2023 -
April 1, 2023
8:30 AM EDT
2:15 PM EDT
Michigan Firehouse Museum
Michigan Firehouse Museum
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Professor of History; Chair, Master of Arts in American History and Government at Ashland University