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Cold War—Red Badges, Bombs, and the Berlin Wall

Lecture no. 14 from the course: Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

Cold War—Red Badges, Bombs, and the Berlin Wall

Taught by Professor Richard Kurin | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Survey selected Smithsonian artifacts that capture the trajectory of the Cold War—from a 1930s patriotic union badge worn by labor leader John L. Lewis, to the Enola Gay bomber that ended World War II, to a 1950s fallout shelter and a piece of the shattered Berlin Wall.


April 8, 2016
I have found this to be one of the better lectures of the series, covering less years in history but well focused. Thank you for the course.