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The Resource Jimmy Carter in Africa : race and the Cold War, Nancy Mitchell

Jimmy Carter in Africa : race and the Cold War, Nancy Mitchell

Label
Jimmy Carter in Africa : race and the Cold War
Title
Jimmy Carter in Africa
Title remainder
race and the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Mitchell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the mid-1970s, the Cold War had frozen into a nuclear stalemate in Europe and retreated from the headlines in Asia. As Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter fought for the presidency in late 1976, the superpower struggle overseas seemed to take a backseat to more contentious domestic issues of race relations and rising unemployment. There was one continent, however, where the Cold War was on the point of flaring hot: Africa. Jimmy Carter in Africa opens just after Henry Kissinger's failed 1975 plot in Angola, and as Carter launches his presidential campaign. The Civil Rights Act was only a decade old, and issues of racial justice remained hotly debated. Racism at home undermined Americans' efforts to "win hearts and minds" abroad and provided potent propaganda to the Kremlin. As President Carter confronted Africa, the essence of American foreign policy - stopping Soviet expansion - slammed up against the most explosive and raw aspect of American domestic politics - racism. Drawing on candid interviews with Carter, as well as key US and foreign diplomats, and on a dazzling array of international archival sources, Nancy Mitchell offers a timely reevaluation of the Carter administration and of the man himself. In the face of two major tests, in Rhodesia and the Horn of Africa, Carter grappled with questions of Cold War competition, domestic politics, personal loyalty, and decision-making style. Mitchell reveals an administration not beset by weakness and indecision, as is too commonly assumed, but rather constrained by Cold War dynamics and by the president's own temperament as he wrestled with a divided public and his own human failings. Jimmy Carter in Africa presents a stark portrait of how deeply Cold War politics and racial justice were intertwined. -- from dust jacket
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DLC
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1952-
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Mitchell, Nancy
Dewey number
327.730609/047
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT38.7
LC item number
.M58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cold War international history project series
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  • Carter, Jimmy
  • United States
  • Africa
  • United States
Label
Jimmy Carter in Africa : race and the Cold War, Nancy Mitchell
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=47151
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 823-861) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: race and the Cold War -- Campaigns and negotiations -- Chasing triumph -- Southern Africa matters -- Unwelcome surprises -- Words and weapons -- Hopeful in the Horn -- Complications -- War and settlement -- Worrying about Cuba -- The war at home -- Discerning intentions -- Adjustments and showdowns -- Jimmy Carter's determination -- Surprises -- Lancaster House -- Conclusion: Jimmy Carter
Control code
ocn927104199
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 883 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804793858
Lccn
2015039576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025990854
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804793858
  • (OCoLC)927104199
Label
Jimmy Carter in Africa : race and the Cold War, Nancy Mitchell
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=47151
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 823-861) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: race and the Cold War -- Campaigns and negotiations -- Chasing triumph -- Southern Africa matters -- Unwelcome surprises -- Words and weapons -- Hopeful in the Horn -- Complications -- War and settlement -- Worrying about Cuba -- The war at home -- Discerning intentions -- Adjustments and showdowns -- Jimmy Carter's determination -- Surprises -- Lancaster House -- Conclusion: Jimmy Carter
Control code
ocn927104199
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 883 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804793858
Lccn
2015039576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025990854
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804793858
  • (OCoLC)927104199

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