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The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159241
eISBN:
9780231528191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159241.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book confronts the coldest period of the Cold War—the moment in which personality, American political culture, public opinion, and high politics came together to define the Eisenhower ... More


The Diem Experiment

Kathryn C. Statler

in Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124407
eISBN:
9780813134772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124407.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the Diem Experiment. It began on July 7, 1954, when Ngo Dinh Diem, the Prime Minister of South Vietnam, took control of the South Vietnamese government. During the initial ... More


Eisenhower: Patience and Forbearance

William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh

in Back Channel To Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626604
eISBN:
9781469626628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626604.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter chronicles Washington’s dealings with Cuba during the Eisenhower administration, in particular the diplomatic attempts to bridge the gap between the two countries. It documents the ... More


A Crisis Abroad and a CNO's Departure

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

On 27 July 1953, after more than three years of fighting, an armistice was finally signed in Korea. The end of the Korean conflict, however, did not mean an end to foreign policy crises for the ... More


The Commitment Continues: Truman, Eisenhower, and the Civil Rights Decisions

in Reconsidering Roosevelt on Race: How the Presidency Paved the Road to Brown

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226500867
eISBN:
9780226561127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561127.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes the activities of the Truman and Eisenhower administrations with regard to the expansion of African American rights. The importance of both domestic and international influences ... More


Building a Colony

Kathryn C. Statler

in Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124407
eISBN:
9780813134772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124407.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the efforts of the U.S. agencies to modernize and Westernize South Vietnam and imprint American values and culture on the Vietnamese people. At the same time, the Eisenhower ... More


“The Good Negroes”: Propaganda and the Racial Crisis

Damion L. Thomas

in Globetrotting: African American Athletes and Cold War Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037177
eISBN:
9780252094293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037177.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores President Eisenhower's and President Kennedy's widespread use of symbolic gestures in the realm of civil rights—including the extensive use of African Americans as cultural ... More


“ Foreigners Who Want to Enslave the Country”: American Neocolonialism, Lao Defiance

Seth Jacobs

in The Universe Unraveling: American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801445477
eISBN:
9780801464041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801445477.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the chain of events that culminated in the battle for Vientiane when Washington tried to reverse the results of the May 1958 supplementary elections—which saw left-wing ... More


“ A Long Country Inhabited by Lotus Eaters”: Washington Encounters Laos

Seth Jacobs

in The Universe Unraveling: American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801445477
eISBN:
9780801464041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801445477.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how the Eisenhower administration reacted to the recognition of Laos and Cambodia as independent nations. After the defeat of France in the Franco-Viet Minh War, a ... More


The Universe Unraveling: American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos

Seth Jacobs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801445477
eISBN:
9780801464041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801445477.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, Laos was positioned to become a major front in the Cold War. Yet American policymakers chose to resist communism in neighboring South Vietnam ... More


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