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Against immediate evil : American internationalists and the four freedoms on the eve of World War II

Author: Andrew Johnstone
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Against Immediate Evil, Andrew Johnstone tells the story of how internationalist Americans worked between 1938 and 1941 to convince the U.S. government and the American public of the need to stem the rising global tide of fascist aggression. As war approached, the internationalist movement attempted to arouse the nation in order to defeat noninterventionism at home and fascism overseas. Johnstone's examination of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Johnstone
ISBN: 9780801453250 0801453259
OCLC Number: 877564178
Description: ix, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Sino-Japanese War and the American Committee for Non-Participation in Japanese Aggression --
The coming of war and the American Union for Concerted Peace Efforts --
The phony war and the Non-Partisan Committee for Peace through Revision of the Neutrality Law --
Blitzkrieg and the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies --
The destroyer bases agreement and the Century group --
Maximum aid and the battle for Lend-Lease --
Deliver the goods and Fight for Freedom --
The Battle of the Atlantic from Barbarossa to Pearl Harbor.
Responsibility: Andrew Johnstone.
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