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The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea

Jeffrey A. Engel (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199376216
eISBN:
9780190459192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376216.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

This book is a new look at one of the most influential presidential addresses ever delivered, and explores how each of Roosevelt’s freedoms evolved over time, for Americans and for the wider world. ... More


Freedom from Fear

Frank Costigliola

in The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199376216
eISBN:
9780190459192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376216.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

FDR knew about fear firsthand. Polio left him paralyzed, with a near paralyzing fear of the consequences of his disability. He knew fear could be a useful political and rhetorical tool as well. ... More


Conclusion

James Harris

in The Great Fear: Stalin's Terror of the 1930s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199695768
eISBN:
9780191778971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695768.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The final chapter recapitulates and summarizes the core argument that structural insecurities, Bolshevik ideology, and a flawed information gathering system combined to make foreign and domestic ... More


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