Mar. 14: Managing the Alliance

 

Topics:
  Korea, NATO, EDC, and Nuclear Weapons
Readings:
 

Required:
Paterson,American Foreign Relations, pp. 282-95.

Gaddis, Strategies of Containment , pp. 125-61.

John Lewis Gaddis, We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, pp. 113-43.


Suggested:
Leffler, The Specter of Communism, pp. 97-130.

Marc Trachtenberg, A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement, 1945-1963 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999), pp. 95-247.

Merrill and Paterson, Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, pp. 205-07, 245-86, 288-99.

 
Additional Resources:
 

PowerPoint Presentation

Ruud van Dijk, "The 1952 Stalin Note Debate: Myth or Missed Opportunity for German Unification?," Cold War International History Project, Working Paper #14, May 1996.

Christian Ostermann, "The United States, the East German Uprising of 1953, and the Limits of Rollback," Cold War International History Project,
Working Paper #11, December 1994.