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The Phony War and the Non-Partisan Committee for Peace through Revision of the Neutrality Law

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/9780801453250.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Americans's attitude towards neutrality began to change with the outbreak of war in Europe in September 1939. But the change was hardly dramatic, in large part due to the “phony” nature of the war ... More


The Battle of the Atlantic from Barbarossa to Pearl Harbor

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/9780801453250.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events in 1941 as the United States edged closer to war in the Atlantic. Having expanded the area of Atlantic patrols in April, President Roosevelt reiterated the need to reduce ... More


Deliver the Goods and Fight for Freedom

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/9780801453250.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the creation of the interventionist organization, Fight for Freedom committee in April 1941. The passage of the Lend-Lease Act in March confirmed that the United States was ... More


The Coming of War and the American Union for Concerted Peace Efforts

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/9780801453250.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the American Union for Concerted Peace Efforts (AUCPE) and its campaign for neutrality revision. The AUCPE was formed on March 15, 1939, coincidentally on the day of the ... More


The Sino-Japanese War and the American Committee for Non-Participation in Japanese Aggression

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/9780801453250.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The outbreak of Sino-Japanese War in July 1937 had limited impact on the American people. The American response to the war was in line with the non-interventionist outlook that had characterized ... More


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