By Jr. White George
The Eisenhower administration's war of words with Africa demonstrates the importance of race within the production and execution of yankee overseas coverage. during this new paintings, historian George White, Jr. explores the ways that Eisenhower international relations, stimulated by means of America's racialized fantasies, fears, and needs, grew to become the chilly struggle right into a international sanctuary for the rehabilitation of Whiteness. In flip, American statesmen and bureaucrats justified the undermining of democracy and freedom by means of stuffing the multi-faceted realities of African aspirations and Western privileges into the straitjacket of a bi-polar worldview. utilizing as its starting place American family members with Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, and the Congo, Holding the Line demonstrates the facility of race to warp notion and to seriously restrict the parameters and chances of human engagement.
Holding the Line offers a clean viewpoint on Nineteen Fifties period U.S. international kinfolk that stay salient in American international relations at the present time. it is a e-book that would be of curiosity to scholars of yankee diplomatic historical past, serious Race and Whiteness stories, American reviews, and foreign relations.
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