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A Last Hurrah for Old World Geographies: Fixing Space at the Paris Peace Conference

Neil Smith

in American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230279
eISBN:
9780520931527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230279.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the Paris Peace Conference, which resolved the diplomatic, territorial, and economic issues that provoked war. It defines the term “Old World” and notes that the Conference was ... More


“Revolutionarily Yours”: The New World, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Making of Liberal Foreign Policy

Neil Smith

in American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230279
eISBN:
9780520931527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230279.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the creation of liberal foreign policy. The Council was established directly out of the deliberations in Paris, and reveals that ... More


Justine Lerner

Arwen Donahue

in This is Home Now: Kentucky's Holocaust Survivors Speak

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125473
eISBN:
9780813135212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125473.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Justine Lerner, born in Bialystok, Poland in 1923, was one of eight children in a close-knit Jewish family. Her family was forced to live in the ghetto and then went into hiding. However, they got ... More


Transformation and Resistance: A War of Images in the Post-Plessy South

Mary E. Frederickson

in Looking South: Race, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036038
eISBN:
9780813038469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036038.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the color line that Du Bois saw as the central challenge of the twentieth century. At the 1900 Paris l' Exposition Universelle, Du Bois fired a major salvo in what became a ... More


Contingency Planning in Turbulent Times

Johannes Kadura

in The War after the War: The Struggle for Credibility during America's Exit from Vietnam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453960
eISBN:
9781501703799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453960.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter presents North Vietnam's invasion of South Vietnam—an incident that happened two years after their cease-fire agreement, which was documented in the 1973 Paris Peace ... More


The X Plus 60 Period

Johannes Kadura

in The War after the War: The Struggle for Credibility during America's Exit from Vietnam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453960
eISBN:
9781501703799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453960.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the X plus 60, the day when Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker and General Frederick Weyand officially disbanded the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV)—the command structure ... More


Loft Life, Speaking Out, and European Vistas

Cathy Curtis

in A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190498474
eISBN:
9780190498504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498474.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1960s, Elaine lived in a succession of New York lofts, where she painted, wrote, and entertained large groups of friends—including artists, writers, and athletes. She became caught up in ... More


New Negro Radicalism and Pro-Japan Provocation

Yuichiro Onishi

in Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th-Century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762646
eISBN:
9780814762653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762646.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how black intellectual-activists with varying and competing political orientations constructed the iconography of Japan's race-conscious defiance against the global white polity ... More


The Path to Peace

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Nicholas Murray Butler's commitment to peace as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In 1925, Butler succeeded Elihu Root as president of the ... More


The Formative Years

Simine Short

in Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036316
eISBN:
9780252093326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036316.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the early years of Octave Chanute. In 1838, six-year-old Octave arrived in America with his father Joseph Chanut, who had accepted an offer to teach in one of the three major ... More


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