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Window on Freedom Race, Civil Rights, and Foreign Affairs, 1945-1988

ISBN-10: 080785428X
ISBN-13: 9780807854280
Edition: 2003
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Description: The civil rights movement in the United States drew strength from supporters of human rights worldwide. Once policy makers--influenced by international pressure, the courage of ordinary American citizens, and a desire for global leadership--had  More...

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 2/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The civil rights movement in the United States drew strength from supporters of human rights worldwide. Once policy makers--influenced by international pressure, the courage of ordinary American citizens, and a desire for global leadership--had signed such documents as the United Nations charter, domestic calls for change could be based squarely on the moral authority of doctrines the United States endorsed abroad. This is one of the many fascinating links between racial politics and international affairs explored inWindow on Freedom. Broad in chronological scope and topical diversity, the ten original essays presented here demonstrate how the roots of U.S. foreign policy have been embedded in social, economic, and cultural factors of domestic as well as foreign origin. They argue persuasively that the campaign to realize full civil rights for racial and ethnic minorities in America is best understood in the context of competitive international relations. The contributors are Carol Anderson, Donald R. Culverson, Mary L. Dudziak, Cary Fraser, Gerald Horne, Michael Krenn, Paul Gordon. Lauren, Thomas Noer, Lorena Oropeza, and Brenda Gayle Plummer.

Brenda Gayle Plummer is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Rising Wind: Black Americans and U.S. Foreign Affairs, 1935-1960.

Introduction
Seen from the Outside: The International Perspective on America's Dilemma
Race from Power: U.S. Foreign Policy and the General Crisis of White Supremacy
Brown Babies: Race, Gender, and Policy after World War II
Bleached Souls and Red Negroes: The NAACP and Black Communists in the Early Cold War, 1948-1952
An American Dilemma: Race and Realpolitik in the American Response to the Bandung Conference, 1955
Segregationists and the World: The Foreign Policy of the White Resistance
The Unwelcome Mat: African Diplomats in Washington, D.C., during the Kennedy Years
Birmingham, Addis Ababa, and the Image of America: International Influence on U.S. Civil Rights Politics in the Kennedy Administration
Antiwar Aztlan: The Chicano Movement Opposes U.S. Intervention in Vietnam
From Cold War to Global Interdependence: The Political Economy of African American Antiapartheid Activism, 1968-1988
Selected Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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