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Introduction: The American Answer

Amanda Kay McVety

in Enlightened Aid: U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796915
eISBN:
9780199933266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796915.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

In 1949, the U.S. House of Representatives opened hearings H.R. 5615, the “International Technical Cooperation Act of 1949.” While discussing the specific act, which had grown out of Truman’s ... More


Enlightened Aid: U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia

Amanda Kay McVety

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796915
eISBN:
9780199933266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796915.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

In his 1949 inaugural address, Harry Truman vowed to make the development of the underdeveloped world a central part of America’s national security agenda. This commitment became policy the following ... More


The Iran-Contra Affair and the “End” of the Cold War

Michael Schaller

in Reckoning with Reagan: America and Its President in the 1980s

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090499
eISBN:
9780199854196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090499.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the revelation of the Iran-Contra Affair and the end of the Cold War during the second term of Ronald Reagan as U.S. president. It describes how Reagan initiated the Contra aid ... More


Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left

Emily K. Hobson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520279056
eISBN:
9780520965706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279056.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

LGBT activism is often imagined as a self-contained struggle, inspired by but set apart from other social movements. The history of the gay and lesbian left reveals a far different story: a movement ... More


Plane Queer: "Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants"

Phil Tiemeyer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274761
eISBN:
9780520955301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274761.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Plane Queer details the history of men serving at flight attendants. It begins with the founding of the profession in the late 1920s and continues into the post–September 11 era. Throughout, the book ... More


Introduction

Nancy H. Kwak

in A World of Homeowners: American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226282350
eISBN:
9780226282497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282497.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains the nature of American interest in international housing conditions after World War II, as well as the mechanisms by which Americans funnelled aid abroad. American aid flowed ... More


A World of Homeowners: American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid

Nancy H. Kwak

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226282350
eISBN:
9780226282497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282497.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After World War II, American planners and housing experts urged countries around the world to launch mass homeownership programs. The US’ rising dominance in the global economy led these men and ... More


The Traynor Legacy versus the “Patient Zero” Myth

Phil Tiemeyer

in Plane Queer: "Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274761
eISBN:
9780520955301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274761.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 7 traces the AIDS crisis into the 1990s. It begins with the 1987 release of Randy Shilts’s And the Band Played On and his portrayal of Dugas as the origin of the epidemic in America. My ... More


Combatting Communism with Homeownership

Nancy H. Kwak

in A World of Homeowners: American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226282350
eISBN:
9780226282497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282497.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Cold War concerns gave Americans immediate reasons for caring about overseas living standards. In particular, the US government began funding overseas housing assistance in China, Taiwan, Burma, and ... More


The Destroyer-Bases Agreement and the Century Group

Andrew Johnstone

in Against Immediate Evil: American Internationalists and the Four Freedoms on the Eve of World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453250
eISBN:
9780801454738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453250.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the development of the Century Group, which reflected yet another strand of American internationalism. As early as May 15, 1940, Winston Churchill appealed to Franklin ... More


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