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Cold War civil rights : race and the image of American democracy

Author: Mary L Dudziak
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Series: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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In 1958, an African-American handyman named Jimmy Wilson was sentenced to die in Alabama for stealing two dollars. Shocking as this sentence was, it was overturned only after intense international attention and the interference of an embarrassed John Foster Dulles. Soon after the United States' segregated military defeated a racist regime in World War II, American racism was a major concern of U.S. allies, a chief  Read more...
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Dudziak, Mary L., 1956-
Cold War civil rights.
Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2011
(OCoLC)751801159
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary L Dudziak
ISBN: 9781400839889 1400839882 0691152438 9780691152431
OCLC Number: 769927218
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2001
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 330 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface to the 2011 Edition; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 Coming to Terms with Cold War Civil Rights; CHAPTER 2 Telling Stories about Race and Democracy; CHAPTER 3 Fighting the Cold War with Civil Rights Reform; CHAPTER 4 Holding the Line in Little Rock; CHAPTER 5 Losing Control in Camelot; CHAPTER 6 Shifting the Focus of America's Image Abroad; CONCLUSION; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Series Title: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Other Titles: Race and the image of American democracy
Responsibility: Mary L. Dudziak.

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Interprets postwar civil rights as a Cold War feature. This book argues that the Cold War helped facilitate key social reforms, including desegregation. It discusses the way the Cold War figures into  Read more...

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