Courage in a Dangerous World: The Political Writings of Eleanor Roosevelt / Edition 1

Courage in a Dangerous World: The Political Writings of Eleanor Roosevelt / Edition 1

by Allida M. Black
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Columbia University Press

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Courage in a Dangerous World: The Political Writings of Eleanor Roosevelt / Edition 1

Dozens of books have been written about Eleanor Roosevelt, but her own writings are largely confined to the Roosevelt archives in Hyde Park. Courage in a Dangerous World allows her own voice again to be heard. Noted Eleanor Roosevelt scholar Allida M. Black has gathered more than two hundred columns, articles, essays, and speeches culled from archives whose pages number in the millions, tracing her development from timorous columnist to one of liberalism's most outspoken leaders.

From "My Day" newspaper columns about Marian Anderson and excerpts from Moral Basis of Democracy and This Troubled World to speeches and articles on the Holocaust and McCarthyism, this anthology provides readers with the tools to reconstruct the politics of a woman who redefined American liberalism and democratic reform. Arranged chronologically and by topic, the volume covers the New Deal years, the White House years, World War II at home and abroad, the United Nations and human rights, the Cold War, the civil rights movement, the resurgence of feminism, and much more. In addition, the collection features excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt's correspondence with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Adlai Stevenson, J. Edgar Hoover, John F. Kennedy, and ordinary Americans.

The volume features a collection of 30 rare photographs. A comprehensive bibliography of Eleanor Roosevelt's articles serves as a valuable resource, providing a link to the issues she held dear, many of which are still hotly debated today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231111812
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 09/29/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface, by by Blanche Weisen CookIntroductionPart I. The New Deal Years: 1933-1940 1. The State's Responsibility for Fair Working Conditions2. I Want You to Write to Me3. Old Age Pensions4. Subsistence Farmsteads5. The New Governmental Interest in the Arts: A Speech before the Twenty-Fifth Annual Convention of the American Federation of Artists6. In Defense of Curiosity7. The Negro and Social Change8. Are We Overlooking the Pursuit of Happiness? 9. Married Persons Clause of the Economy Act10. The Southern Conference on Human Welfare11. ER to Lorena HickokHenry Grady Hotel Atlanta12. Marian Anderson and the Daughters of the American Revolution13. The Federal Theater Project14. Women Politics, and Policy15. The Works Progress Administration16. The Moral Basis of Democracy17. Women in Politics18. Insuring Democracy19. Helping Them to Help ThemselvesPart II. The Threat of War: 1935-1945 1. "Because the War Idea Is Obsolete''2. "This Troubled World''3. Cash and Carry4. The Invasion of Poland5. Wartime Sacrifice6. Should There Be A Referendum on War? 7. The Bombing of Britain8. Pearl Harbor9. The Nazi Camps10. The Holocaust11. D-Day12. D-Day, by Continued13. Conscientious Objectors14. Total War15. Equal Justice for All16. The Atomic BombPart III. The Home Front: 1939-1945 1. "Keepers of Democracy''2. "Intolerance''3. "Why I Still Believe in the Youth Congress''4. "Civil Liberties—The Individual and the Community''5. "Social Gains and Defense''6. "Race Religion and Prejudice''7. "Must We Hate to Fight?''8. "Freedom: Promise or Fact''9. "Abolish Jim Crow!''10. "A Challenge to American Sportsmanship''11. "Henry A. Wallace's "Democracy Reborn''12. FDR's DeathPart IV. The United Nations and Human Rights: 1945-1953 1. "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights''2. "The Promise of Human Rights''3. "Statement on Draft Covenant on Human Rights''4. "Reply to Attacks on U.S. Attitude Toward Human Rights Covenant''5. "UN: Good U.S. Investment''6. "The Universal Validity of Man's Right to Self-Determination''7. "U.N. Deliberations on Draft Convention on the Political Rights of Women''8. "Eisenhower Administration Rejects Treaty''9. ER's ResponsePart V. The Cold War Abroad: 1945-1963 1. Revisiting Yalta2. "The Russians Are Tough''3. The Korean War4. Truman's Dismissal of MacArthur5. China and the Korean War6. "First Need: Resettlement''7. "The Changing India''8. "Soviet Attacks on Social Conditions in U.S.''9. "Why Are We Cooperating with Tito?''10. Tensions in the Middle East11. "What Are We For?''12. The Bay of Pigs and the Congo13. "What Has Happened to the American Dream?''Part VI. The Cold War at Home: 1945-1963 1. Full Employment2. Price Controls and Postwar Production3. "Why I Do Not Choose to Run''4. Loyalty Oaths5. Taft-Hartley Act6. Correspondence Regarding the Above Column7. House Committee on Un-American Activities8. "Plain Talk About Wallace''9. "Liberals in This Year of Decision''10. Dispute with Francis Cardinal Spellman11. Correspondence Regarding the Above Column12. Address to Americans for Democratic Action13. "If I Were a Republican Today''14. Senator Joseph McCarthy15. Alger Hiss16. "Social Responsibility for Individual Welfare'17. Stevenson Campaign Address18. Segregation in the South19. The Smith Act20. The Civil Rights Act of 195721. Stevenson on the Civil Rights Bill22. Correspondence with Lyndon Johnson Regardomg the Above Column23. "Ike—'Nice Man Poor Leader';Nixon—'Anything to Get Elected' ''24. "Why I Am Opposed to 'Right to Work' Laws''25. Statement on Behalf of the National Consumers League26. Lyndon Johnson and the Civil Rights Act of 196027. Stevenson, Kennedy and the 1960 Democratic Convention28. Campaigning for Kennedy29. Presidential Commission on the Status of Women30. "The Social Revolution''

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