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PAID 112 Section 02 - Pedlar (Spring 2024)

The Cold War: Competing Visions of the Global Common Good


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Reference Sources on the Politics of the Cold War

Reference materials are the place to begin your research.  Reading in specialized encyclopedias will anchor your research in an historical context and will give you the key terms and concepts to conduct successful database searches.

Reference Sources on Society and Culture in the Cold War Era

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Recommended Journals & Research Databases

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