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Title Window on freedom : race, civil rights, and foreign affairs, 1945-1988 / edited by Brenda Gayle Plummer.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  327.73 WIND    AVAILABLE
Physical description 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 / Carol Anderson -- 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.
Summary 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 aborad. This is one of the many fascinating links between racial politics and international affairs explored in Window on Freedom. Broad in chronological scope and topical diversity, the ten original essays presented here demonstrate how the roots of U.S. foreign policy have been embedded in social, economic, and cultural factors of domestic as well as foreign origin. They argue persuasively that the campaign to realize full civil rights for racial and ethnic minorities in America is best understood in the context of competitive international relations.
Other author Plummer, Brenda Gayle.
Subject Racism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Minorities -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Developing countries.
Developing countries -- Foreign relations -- United States.
ISBN 0807827614 (alk. paper)
080785428X (paperback: alk. paper)