Author Archives: Nora Geer

How Communists Menace Vital Materials

  “How Communists Menace Vital Materials” of 1956 conveys deliberate and overt American biases as the U.S. finds its place within the Cold War climate. During the 1950s, American life was wracked with the paranoia of the Red Scare, which … Continue reading

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Atlas and Blog of the Week

Atlas of the Week: My atlas of the week is the Atlas of Improbable Places by Travis Elborough and Alan Horsfield. With stunning maps designed by Horsfield, this atlas transports readers to some of the most unique destinations on Earth. … Continue reading

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You Are What You Eat: U.S. Food Geography

It is no secret that Americans love their food. The rise of the fast food industry in the 1950s tempted Americans with juicy hamburgers and crispy French fries. Consumer culture from the 1950s to the 1970s transformed processed foods like … Continue reading

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