The Resource Cold War civil rights : race and the image of American democracy, Mary L. Dudziak

Cold War civil rights : race and the image of American democracy, Mary L. Dudziak

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Cold War civil rights : race and the image of American democracy
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Cold War civil rights
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race and the image of American democracy
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Mary L. Dudziak
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eng
Summary
"In what may be the best analysis of how international relations affected any domestic issue, Mary Dudziak interprets postwar civil rights as a Cold War feature. She argues that the Cold War helped facilitate key social reforms, including desegregation. Civil rights activists gained tremendous advantage as the government sought to polish its international image. But improving the nation's reputation did not always require real change. This focus on image rather than substance - combined with constraints on McCarthy-era political activism and the triumph of law-and-order rhetoric - limited the nature and extent of progress." "Archival information, much of it newly available, supports Dudziak's argument that civil rights was Cold War policy. But the story is also one of people: an African-American veteran of World War II lynched in Georgia; an attorney general flooded by civil rights petitions from abroad; the teenagers who desegregated Little Rock's Central High; African diplomats denied restaurant service; black artists living in Europe and supporting the civil rights movement from overseas; conservative politicians viewing desegregation as a communist plot; and civil rights leaders who saw their struggle eclipsed by Vietnam."--BOOK JACKET
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323.1/196073/09045
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illustrations
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index present
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E185.61
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.D85 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Politics and society in twentieth-century America
Cold War civil rights : race and the image of American democracy, Mary L. Dudziak
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Cold War civil rights : race and the image of American democracy, Mary L. Dudziak
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-309) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Coming to terms with Cold War civil rights -- Telling stories about race and democracy -- Fighting the Cold War with civil rights reform -- Holding the line in Little Rock -- Losing control in Camelot -- Shifting the focus of America's image abroad -- Conclusion
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25 cm.
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xii, 330 p.
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9780691016610
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(alk. paper)
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00038515
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ill.
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(OCoLC)43864334

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