Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6½ x 9½
978-0-7425-5381-1 • Hardback • June 2006 • $143.00 • (£110.00)
Kathryn C. Statler is associate professor in the Department of History at the University of San Diego. Andrew L. Johns is assistant professor in the Department of History at Brigham Young University.
Introduction: Thinking Globally and Acting Locally
Part I: Instruments of a Global Policy: Propaganda, Covert Operations, and Aid
Chapter 1: Words and Deeds: Race, Colonialism, and Eisenhower's Propaganda War in the Third World
Chapter 2: The Central Intelligence Agency and the Face of Decolonization under the Eisenhower Administration
Chapter 3: The Most Important Single Aspect of Our Foreign Policy? The Eisenhower Administration, Foreign Aid, and the Developing World
Part II: Globalizing the Cold War: Asia after Korea
Chapter 4: The Point of No Return: The Eisenhower Administration and Indonesia, 1953–1960
Chapter 5: Building a Colony: South Vietnam and the Eisenhower Administration, 1953–1961
Chapter 6: Militant Diplomacy: The Taiwan Strait Crises and Sino-American Relations, 1954–1958
Part III: Globalization Continues: Bandung, Africa, and Latin America
Chapter 7: Small Victory, Missed Chance: The Eisenhower Administration, the Bandung Conference, and the Turning of the Cold War
Chapter 8: A Torrent Overrunning Everything: Africa and the Eisenhower Administration
Chapter 9: Persistent Condor and Predatory Eagle: The Bolivian Revolution and the United States
Part IV: The Globalized Cold War in the Middle East
Chapter 10: The United States and Israel in the Eisenhower Era: The Special Relationship Revisited
Chapter 11: Middle East Cold Wars: Oil and Arab Nationalism in U.S.-Iraqi Relations, 1958–1961
Conclusion: The Devil is in the Details: Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Third World
The excellent essays in The Eisenhower Administration, the Third World, and the Globalization of the Cold War demonstrate the importance of the Third World to the Eisenhower administration's overall Cold War strategy and the significance of Third World actors and events for understanding the changing dynamics of the Cold War in the 1950s. Based on extensive research in U.S. and foreign archives, this work represents the best of the new international history and is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand U.S. policies toward the Third World at this critical juncture of the Cold War.
— David F. Schmitz, Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, Whitman College
Recent events have made all too clear the necessity of understanding the complicated, often vexed relationship between the United States and the Third World. In this superb new collection, leading historians of American foreign relations explore one of the most crucial phases in the development of that relationship—years when U.S. policymakers fully confronted the difficulty of promoting self-determination while fighting radicalism around the world. This book is essential reading for scholars of the Cold War and American diplomacy.
— Mark A. Lawrence, University of Texas at Austin; author of The Vietnam War: A Concise International History
Carefully researched and remarkable comprehensive collection of essays. . . . This volume provides an excellent survey of a complex and important period, and it admirably shows the degree to which the Eisenhower administration tried, and failed, to respond to the global forces of anti-colonial nationalism.
— Michael E. Latham
Statler and Johns restore decolonization to the top of the Cold War agenda, where Eisenhower pegged it. This rich account is a must-read for anyone interested in how Third World actors shaped events, or how America's anti-colonial conscience warred with its anxiety to contain communism.
— Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, San Diego State University