Using Cold War Rhetoric to Win National Favor: Wernher von Braun in American Public Opinion, 1946-1977

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[Unknown User], “Using Cold War Rhetoric to Win National Favor: Wernher von Braun in American Public Opinion, 1946-1977,” Scholar@Simmons, accessed January 18, 2020, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/scholar/items/show/390.

Title

Using Cold War Rhetoric to Win National Favor: Wernher von Braun in American Public Opinion, 1946-1977

Creator

Thomas, Ashley

Date

2018

Description

Throughout Wernher von Braun’s lifetime in the United States, the rocket engineer’s public reception and perception remained positive. Even after his death in 1977, and despite a series of unflattering references in popular counterculture of the late 1960s and problematic connections to outed Nazi war criminals, von Braun’s legacy remained unblighted.
A significant contribution to this sustained opinion is due to von Braun’s utilization of Cold War rhetoric and promotion of core mid-century American values, which has allowed him to remain an “American hero” into the twenty-first century.

Subject

Werhner von Braun
NASA
Operation Paperclip
Collective Memory

Publisher

Simmons College (Boston, Mass.)

Format

1 PDF (72 Pages)

Language

English

Type

Masters Theses

Potential Collection

Dual History and Archives Management