All-American City: Grand Rapids, Michigan In the Cold War
Beckwith, Adam L.
My research project was an outgrowth of my ongoing interest in local history, specifically that of my hometown of Grand Rapids, and a more recent interest which developed from Dr. Barclay's junior seminar on the Cold War. After several discussions of Cold War culture in America I became curious as to the effect of this event on my hometown. I have attempted to take the local experience of Grand Rapids and tie it into the larger schema of the Cold War and world events. Hopefully this study will give a new perspective on the history of Grand Rapids, and perhaps it can help illuminate the experience of other Midwest cities during the same time period.
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