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Window on freedom : race, civil rights, and foreign affairs, 1945-1988

Author: Brenda Gayle Plummer
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Window on freedom.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2003
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Gayle Plummer
ISBN: 0807827614 9780807827611 080785428X 9780807854280
OCLC Number: 49704989
Notes: University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
Description: 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Seen from the outside : the international perspective on America's dilemma / Paul Gordon Lauren --
Race from power : U.S. foreign policy and the general crisis of white supremacy / Gerald Horne --
Brown babies : race, gender, and policy after World War II / Brenda Gayle Plummer --
Bleached souls and Red Negroes : the NAACP and Black Communists in the early Cold War, 1948-1952 / Cary Fraser --
An American dilemma : race and realpolitik in the American response to the Bandung Conference, 1955 / Cary Fraser --
Segregationists and the world : the foreign policy of the white resistance / Thomas Noer --
The unwelcome mat : African diplomats in Washington, D.C., during the Kennedy years / Michael Krenn --
Birmingham, Addis Ababa, and the image of America : international influence on U.S. civil rights politics in the Kennedy administration / Mary L. Dudziak --
Antiwar Aztlán : the Chicano movement opposes U.S. intervention in Vietnam / Lorena Oropeza --
From Cold War to global interdependence : the political economy of African American antiapartheid activism, 1968-1988 / Donald R. Culverson.
Responsibility: edited by Brenda Gayle Plummer.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) i9780807854280
(Sirsi) 244941


Demonstrates how US foreign policy has been embedded in social, economic and cultural factors of domestic and foreign origin. It argues that the campaign to realize full civil rights for racial and  Read more...
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"These wide-ranging essays offer cutting-edge scholarship on a fascinating intersection of domestic and international history. The Cold War can no longer be understood without its racial dimensions." Read more...

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