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Cold War Era

Young Russian men and women striding forward carrying flags; in lower right corner are caricatures of Winston Churchill and Uncle Sam, holding a money bag, looking over their shoulders at the scene above.
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The following primary source set explores documents depicting life and events during the Cold War Era. A few topics, such as Civil Rights, have been organized by the Library of Congress to readily offer many primary sources online. Sections below will reference those resources. The CES primary source set draws upon diverse collections to offer a few high quality illustrations for discussion and to prompt inquiry. 


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