The study of Latin America as a field in American institutions of higher education can be traced back to the beginnings of the twentieth century, however, it was not until the Cold War era that the field would experience its "boom" years. Several factors have contributed to this expansion in the field (and subsequent specialization in area-studies): among them are federal funds, which emanated directly from governmental policy. Defeating the Russians in the "space race" led to increased public spending on higher education. Under Title VI, of the NDEA Act of 1958, the U.S. government doled out hundreds of millions of dollars to language and area studies programs across universities all over the United States, with its main aim to acquire the necessary knowledge to fight communism across the globe and better secure American interests. Increasing university and college enrollment (of "baby boomers") also played a role in expanding the field and in the subsequent area specialization that ensued. For better or worse, "the Boom years" in area studies, and particularly in Latin American studies, might not have been possible had it not been for the help of both private foundations and government funding.
This web page is marked up with Schema.org microdata. Much of the necessary microdata is embedded within the HTML that creates the display you see above. The data that shows below is formatted for machine-reading and rounds out the complete descriptive set for this resource. Want more info about all of this? Go here. You can also view the complete dataset for this resource the way a machine sees it here .
Title: Philanthropy during the Cold War, 1958-1985: A Case Study for Brazilian History in the United States and the Social Sciences in Brazil
Publication date 2013-01-01
Publication Year 2013
Rockefeller Archive Center
South America (Northeastern) / Brazil
, social sciences
Resource provided by IssueLab
IssueLab's Embeddable Widget
Use this super simple form to customize and generate the code you need to display this content in your own environment - no programming required. The feed will inherit more specific styles, like font face and font color, from your website.
Your widget code
Add to the Collection
Please use the form below to provide us with your recommendation, and we'll check it out. Include your name and email address along with your suggestion just in case we need to get in touch. Thank you for contacting us.