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Author Rosenberg, Jonathan, 1958- author

Title How far the promised land? : world affairs and the American civil rights movement from the First World War to Vietnam / Jonathan Rosenberg
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents World War I and the peace settlement -- Between the wars -- From World War II to Vietnam
Summary "How Far the Promised Land? explores the relationship between overseas developments and the most important reform movement in modern American history, the struggle for racial justice. Interweaving civil rights history, U.S. foreign relations history, and twentieth-century international history, the book contributes to the emerging effort to reconceptualize the study of America's past by locating it in a global context
In examining the link between international developments and the quest for racial justice, Jonathan Rosenberg argues that civil rights leaders were profoundly interested in the world beyond America and incorporated their understanding of overseas matters into their reform program in order to fortify and legitimize the message they presented to their followers, the nation, and the international community."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-309) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
African American leadership -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights workers -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Internationalism -- History -- 20th century
Political activists -- United States -- History -- 20th century
World politics -- 20th century
African American leadership.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
African Americans -- Politics and government.
Civil rights movements.
Civil rights workers.
Diplomatic relations.
Internationale Politik
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights.
Political activists.
Race relations -- Political aspects.
World politics.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005048749
ISBN 0691187290