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EDUCATING THE ENEMY: TEACHING NAZIS AND MEXICANS IN COLD WAR AMERICA

EDUCATING THE ENEMY: TEACHING NAZIS AND MEXICANS IN COLD WAR AMERICA
PI: Jonna Perrillo
Sponsor: SPENCER FOUNDATION
English
Amount awarded: $12,491

Educating the Enemy charts the story of how two groups of immigrant students both considered enemies of a sort-children of Nazi scientists and Mexican children-fared in Cold War El Paso schools and what their experiences reveal about American schooling and political culture. In so doing, it uncovers the central role schools played in defining “foreignness” in a postwar international order, the Cold War dissonances between international tolerance and domestic segregation, and the influence of the military on American public schools.

Posting date: Tue, 10/25/2016

Award start date: Thu, 12/01/2016
Award end date: Wed, 05/31/2017