Feb. 28: Establishing Containment

 

Topics:
  Containment, Marshall Plan, Berlin Blockade, NATO
Readings:
 

Required:
Paterson, American Foreign Relations, pp. 235-48.

Gaddis, Strategies of Containment , pp. 24-86.


Suggested:
Gaddis, Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of Postwar American National Security Policy (New York: Oxford University Press, 1982).

Kaplan, The United States and NATO: The Formative Years (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1984).

Leffler, The Specter of Communism, pp. 33-64.

Leffler, A Preponderance of Power: National Security, The Truman Administration, and the Cold War (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1992).

Merrill and Paterson, Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, pp. 202-04, 218-42

 
Additional Resources:
 

PowerPoint Presentation

Todd Alan Good, review of Geir Lundestad's "Empire by Integration," H-Diplo, March 2001.