Defining Documents in American History: The Cold War (1945-1991), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619258595
  • ISBN-13: 9781619258594
  • DDC: 973.918
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 574 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This volume offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents and historic events related to the Cold War era, starting with Potsdam Accords in 1945 at the end of World War II and Chuchill's famous Iron Curtain speech in 1946.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Other Frontmatter.
Postwar Cold War.
1: Potsdam Agreement.
2: Stalin's Election Speech, 1946.
3: Churchill's “Iron Curtain” Speech.
4: Truman Doctrine Speech.
5: Speech on the Marshall Plan.
6: “The Sources of Soviet Conduct”.
7: Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty).
8: Vyshinsky's Speech to the UN General Assembly.
9: NATO Treaty.
10: Memorandum on Lifting the Soviet Blockade.
11: Dean Acheson on the “Loss” of China.
12: Atomic Explosion in the USSR.
13: International Control of Atomic Energy.
14: NSC 68: “United States Objectives and Programs for National Security”.
15: Report to the American People on Korea and US Policy in the Far East.
16: Statement by President Truman upon Signing the Mutual Security Act.
17: President Eisenhower—“The Chance for Peace”.
18: Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and the Republic of Korea.
19: A “New Look” at National Defense Policy.
20: “Atoms for Peace”.
21: CIA Summary of the Overthrow of Premier Mossadeq of Iran.
22: Balkan Pact.
23: President Eisenhower to the President of the Council of Ministers of Vietnam.
24: Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty.
25: Baghdad Pact.
26: President Sukarno's Address at the Bandung Conference.
27: Warsaw Pact.
28: Khrushchev on the “Cult of Personality” and Its Consequences.
29: Senator John F. Kennedy on America's Stake in Vietnam.
30: Resolution of Hungarian Student Protestors.
31: Mao on the “Correct Handling of Contradictions among the People”.
32: Launching of the Sputnik Satellite.
33: Eisenhower on Science in National Security.
34: “Communism in the Americas”.
35: Fidel Castro's Speech at Twenty-One Nations Conference.
36: Nixon and Khrushchev: The Kitchen Debate.
37: Antarctic Treaty.
The Red Scare.
38: Executive Order 9835.
39: Testimony of J. Edgar Hoover before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
40: Ronald Reagan's Testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
41: Testimony Regarding Communist Investigations.
42: Testimony of Whittaker Chambers (Excerpted).
43: Senator Joseph McCarthy's Speech to the Republican Women's Club of Wheeling, West Virginia.
44: “Declaration of Conscience”.
45: Rosenberg Case Excerpts.
46: In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
47: Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy.