Window on Freedom: Race, Civil Rights, and Foreign Affairs, 1945-1988

Window on Freedom: Race, Civil Rights, and Foreign Affairs, 1945-1988

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Author/Contributor(s): Plummer, Brenda Gayle
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Date: 02/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

The civil rights movement in the United States drew strength from supporters of human rights worldwide. Once U.S. 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 abroad.

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.

The contributors are Carol Anderson, Donald R. Culverson, Mary L. Dudziak, Cary Fraser, Gerald Horne, Michael Krenn, Paul Gordon Lauren, Thomas Noer, Lorena Oropeza, and Brenda Gayle Plummer.

Contributors
Carol Anderson, University of Missouri-Columbia (Columbia, Mo.)
Donald R. Culverson, Governors State University (University Park, Ill.)
Mary L. Dudziak, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cary Fraser, Penn State University (University Park, Pa.)
Gerald Horne, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Michael Krenn, Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.)
Paul Gordon Lauren, University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.)
Thomas Noer, Carthage College (Kenosha, Wis.)
Lorena Oropeza, University of California, Davis (Davis, Calif.)
Brenda Gayle Plummer, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, Wis.)