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Author Plummer, Brenda Gayle.

Title Rising wind : Black Americans and U.S. foreign affairs, 1935-1960 / Brenda Gayle Plummer.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  327.73 PLUM    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 423 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [389]-407) and index.
Contents 1. Race, Ethnicity, and U.S. Foreign Policy -- 2. Dictatorship and Democracy -- 3. World War II -- 4. Peace without Justice -- 5. Into the Cold War -- 6. The Long Thaw -- 7. A New Era.
Summary Brenda Gayle Plummer brings a new perspective to the study of twentieth-century American history with her analysis of black Americans' engagement with international issues, from the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 through the wave of African independence movements of the early 1960s. Plummer first examines how collective definitions of ethnic identity, race, and racism have influenced African American views on foreign affairs. She then probes specific developments in the international arena that galvanized the black community, including the rise of fascism, World War II, the emergence of human rights as a factor in international law, the Cold War, and the American civil rights movement, which had important foreign policy implications. However, she demonstrates that not all African Americans held the same views on particular issues and that a variety of considerations helped shape foreign affairs agendas within the black community just as in American society at large.
Subject African Americans -- Politics and government.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945 -- Citizen participation.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1953 -- Citizen participation.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1961 -- Citizen participation.
ISBN 0807822728 (alk. paper)
0807845752 (paperback: alk. paper)