Crawford, Russ

Russ Crawford is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Political Science and Criminal Justice, at Ohio Northern University. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The Use of Sports to Promote the American Way of Life During the Cold War: Cultural Propaganda, 1945-1963
2008 0-7734-5074-2
This work investigates the use of sport in the first two decades of the Cold War to resist Communism by strengthening the American Way of Life. Each of the Cold War’s key players used athletics as a means of advancing political ideologies. The book also evaluates the gains and losses of minorities in this era.