Designed to meet the needs of high school and college students, this one-stop resource features narrative history, analysis, biographical profiles, key primary documents, and other reference tools on the Cold War. Based on the latest scholarship, Sibley provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the Cold War, which lasted from 1945 until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Following a historical overview, six essays, organized topically, examine the key themes that characterized the Cold War: its origins in the distrust among the World War II allies, the force of American anti-Communism, Washington's enhanced postwar global role, the competing objectives of the U.S. and U.S.S.R. in pursuit of global influence, and the reasons why the Soviet Union did not survive the Cold War. A timeline of events, glossary of terms, biographical profiles of major players, and the text of 17 key documents necessary for student research on the Cold War provide valuable research tools.
Following a timeline of events and narrative historical overview, six topical essays discuss the origins of the Cold War; McCarthyism and internal security in the United States; the Cold War in Asia; the Cold War in Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa; the end of detente and revived hopes for Soviet-American relations ushered in by Gorbachev, and its denouement; and the legacies and implications of the Cold War. Documents include a variety of speeches, excerpts from the memoirs of leaders on both sides of the Cold War, as well as the text of key government documents. Each document is preceded by an explanatory introduction. An annotated bibliography of works suitable for students, and a selection of photographs enhance the value of this work.
|Series:||Greenwood Press Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century|
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About the Author
KATHERINE A. S. SIBLEY is Associate Professor of History at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She is the author of Loans and Legitimacy: The Evolution of Soviet-American Relations, 1919-1933 (1996), winner of the 1997 Phi Alpha Theta Book Award, and her work has also appeared in Diplomatic History and Peace and Change.
Table of Contents
Series Foreword by Randall M. Miller
Chronology of Events
The Cold War Explained: Historical Overview
Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1950
Domestic Security and Insecurity During the Cold War
The Cold War in Asia
The Cold War in Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa
The Final Years: Détente, a New Cold War, and Denouement
Legacies of the Cold War
Biographies: The Personalities Behind the Cold War
Primary Documents of the Cold War
Glossary of Selected Terms