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America in the cold war : twenty years of revolutions and response, 1947-1967

Author: Walter LaFeber
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1969.
Series: Problems in American history (John Wiley & Sons)
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LaFeber, Walter.
America in the cold war.
New York, Wiley [1969]
(OCoLC)560036941
Online version:
LaFeber, Walter.
America in the cold war.
New York, Wiley [1969]
(OCoLC)609208774
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter LaFeber
ISBN: 0471511323 9780471511328
OCLC Number: 13733
Description: x, 232 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Four alternative views. Our foreign policy must always be an extension of this nation's domestic policy (August 26, 1966) / Lyndon B. Johnson ; Why we must be stronger militarily (September 23, 1964) / Barry Goldwater ; The great society is a sick society (August 8, 1967) / J. William Fulbirght ; "How can we continue to sack the ports of Asia and still dream of Jesus?" (November 27, 1965) / Carl Oglesby --
2. The historical context. Americans love change, but they dread revolutions (1840) / Alexis de Tocqueville --
3. Document, 1947-1967. I. "Mr. X" (1947-1950): The sources of Soviet conduct (July 1947) / George F. Kennan ("Mr. X") ; The Truman doctrine (March 12, 1947) / Harry S. Truman ; The Marshall Plan; relief and reconstruction are chiefly matters of American self-interest (May 8, 1947) / Dean Acheson ; "Mr. X's" policy is misconceived and must result in a misuse of American power (1947) / Walter Lippman ; The triumph of the Communists in China was beyond the control of the United States (1949) / Dean Acheson ; How to prepare for an indefinite period of tension and danger (April 1950) / NSC-68 --
II. Transition (1950-1956): The commitment of American forces in Korea- and elsewhere (June 27, 1950) / Harry S. Truman ; Why China intervened in Korea (November 11, 1950) / Chinese Foreign Ministry ; The great debate: MacArthur versus Marshall on the threats posed by Communist China (May-June 1951) ; The falling domino and Southeast Asia (April 7, 1954) / Dwight D. Eisenhower ; Final declaration of the Geneva Conference on the problem of restoring peace in Indo-China (July 21, 1954) ; American unilateral declaration on the final declaration of the Geneva Conference (July 21, 1954) ; The United States moves into South Vietnam (1954-1955) ; Southeast Asia collective defense treaty: the basis of the Southeast Treaty Organization (SEATO), signed in Manila (September 8, 1954) ; SEATO is a new departure in American foreign policy (November 11, 1954) / John Foster Dulles ; Our policies in Asia are irrelevant (1956) / Hans J. Morgenthau ; Why the Arbenz government was overthrown in Guatemala (June 30, 1954) / John Foster Dulles ; Why the Arbenz government was overthrown in Guatemala (September 1956) / Philip B. Taylor, Jr. --
III. Castro and the Dominican Republic (1959-1965): Cuba is no longer an American colony (October 1960) / Fidel Castro ; The rationale for the Bay of Pigs invasion (April 3, 1961) / United States Department of State ; The "white paper" on Cuba: a reply / Robert Scheer and Maurice Zeitlin ; The Soviets are building nuclear missile sites in Cuba (October 22, 1962) / John F. Kennedy ; Khrushchev-Kennedy correspondence on the missile crisis (October 1962) ; Castro's continuing attractiveness (January 1963) / John Gerassi ; The Johnson doctrine; why the United States intervened in the Dominican Republic (May 2, 1965) / Lyndon B. Johnson ; Intervention in Santo Domingo; we are much closer to being the most unrevolutionary nation on earth (September 15, 1965) / J. William Fulbright --
IV. Vietnam and China (1961-1967): The present danger in Vietnam (November 1961) / United States Department of State ; The United States should not withdraw (September 9, 1963) / John F. Kennedy ; Debate on the "Gulf of Tonkin resolution" (August 1964) ; Why must we take this painful road? (April 7, 1965) / Lyndon B. Johnson ; Hanoi's position for negotiations (April 13, 1965) / Pham Von Dong ; Long live the victory of people's war! (September 1965) / Lin Piao ; The threat of China to the United States (October 12, 1967 and October 16, 1967) / Dean Rusk ; Lin Piao's statement is a profession of faith (1966) / John K. Fairbank --
4. Some implications. Guns and butter are tied together (April 25, 1966) / Hubert H. Humphrey ; The dangers of the military-industrial-university complex in America (January 17, 1961) / Dwight D. Eisenhower ; The warfare state (1964) / Fred J. Cook ; The crisis managers (1967) / John McDermott ; "Mr. X" twenty years later (1967) / George F. Kennan.
Series Title: Problems in American history (John Wiley & Sons)
Responsibility: edited by Walter LaFeber.

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