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Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

Frontiers for the American Century

Outer Space, Antarctica, and Cold War Nationalism

Authors: Spiller, James

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This book compares the cultural politics of the U.S. space and Antarctic programs during the Cold War. It analyzes how culturally salient terms, especially the nationalist motif of the frontier, were used to garner public support for these strategic initiatives and, more generally, United States internationalism during this period.

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James Spiller is Professor of History and Dean of the Graduate School at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, USA.

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“Frontiers for the American Century is a sophisticated, nuanced, and welcome study of the cultural politics of the U.S. space and Antarctic programs. … the book is a fascinating study of the complex and changing motif of the American frontier in the context of outer space and Antarctic exploration. … Spiller thus gives welcome fine structure to one of the overarching frameworks of the Space Age … .” (Steven J. Dick, Isis, Vol. 108 (1), March, 2017)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Frontiers for the American Century
Book Subtitle
Outer Space, Antarctica, and Cold War Nationalism
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50787-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137507877
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50786-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 269
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