Defining Documents in American History: Postwar 1940s (1945-1950), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619257408
  • ISBN-13: 9781619257405
  • DDC: 973.918
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 328 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This important resource provides students and researchers with many new ways to explore the 1940s, as the country was affected by World War II. The text provides in-depth analysis of more than forty primary documents that help shed light on this historical time.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Half Title Page.
War Crimes and Tribunals.
1: Executive Order 9547.
2: Nuremberg Code.
3: Establishment and Proceedings of the Tribunal.
4: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
The New World Order.
5: Preamble of the UN Charter.
6: Potsdam Agreement.
7: Statement by General MacArthur on the Occupation of Japan.
8: No Sacrificing of Basic Principles for Expediency.
9: Complete Integration of Military Operations.
10: The World Needs the Tonic of Universal Truth.
11: No Country Fears a Strong America.
12: “The Sources of Soviet Conduct”.
13: Truman Statement on Immigration into Palestine.
14: Truman Doctrine Speech.
15: Speech on the Marshall Plan.
16: Vyshinsky's Speech to the UN General Assembly.
17: NATO Treaty.
18: Memorandum on Lifting the Soviet Blockade.
American Alliances.
19: Act of Chapultepec.
20: Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance.
21: Pact of Bogota.
22: Address by Secretary Acheson, September 19, 1949.
Atomic Policy.
23: Atomic Energy and International Trade.
24: Atomic Explosion in the USSR.
25: International Control of Atomic Energy.
The Red Scare.
26: Executive Order 9835.
27: Testimony of J. Edgar Hoover before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
28: Ronald Reagan's Testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
29: Testimony Regarding Communist Investigations.
Domestic Affairs.
30: Reason Must Be Substituted for Force.
31: Twenty-Second Amendment.
32: Taft-Hartley Act.
33: Practical Peacetime Applications.
34: Truman's State of the Union Speech.
The Rise of Civil Rights.
35: Mendez et al. v. Westminster School District of Orange County et al..
36: Morgan v. Virginia (1946).
37: Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights.
38: Shelley v. Kraemer (1948).
39: Executive Order 9981.
40: Southern Legislators Protest Proposed Anti-lynching Legislation.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.