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Author Spiller, James, 1967-

Title Frontiers for the American century : outer space, Antarctica, and Cold War nationalism / James Spiller.

Imprint New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource
text file PDF
Series Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology
Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Polar Stars and Stellar Stripes -- 1. Rising to the Sputnik Challenge -- 2. The Space and Antarctic Frontiers -- 3. Antarctica and the Greening of America -- 4. The Tenacious Grip of the Space Frontier -- Conclusion: The End of American Frontier Nationality.
Summary "Space and Antarctic exploration were the most dramatic endeavors of the Cold War. Employing the latest science and technology to explore the remaining frontiers, these programs were designed to stimulate an American century of freedom and prosperity for humankind. However, these programs came to represent distinctive aspects of the ideal U.S. leadership of the 'Free World.' Frontiers for the American Century : Outer Space, Antarctica, and Cold War Nationalism by James Spiller explores the cultural politics, nationalism, and history that led these programs to different paths of celestial pioneering and environmental guardianship"-- Provided by publisher.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History.
United States Antarctic Program -- History.
United States Antarctic Program.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Science and state -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War -- Political aspects -- United States.
International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958.
Scientific expeditions -- History -- 20th century.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- American -- History -- 20th century.
Antarctica -- Strategic aspects -- History -- 20th century.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
History of the Americas.
The Cold War.
Discoveries in geography -- American.
Science and state.
Scientific expeditions.
Strategic aspects of individual places.
Outer space.
United States.
International Geophysical Year (1957-1958)
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Spiller, James, 1967- Frontiers for the American century. First edition. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 9781137507860 1137507861 (DLC) 2015013121
ISBN 9781137507877 (electronic bk.)
113750787X (electronic bk.)