Feb. 23: The Origins of the Cold War


Topics:
  Yalta, Potsdam, the Bomb, Postwar Europe, Anti-Communism
 
 
Readings:
 

Required:
Paterson, et. al., American Foreign Relations, pp. 202-13, 221-35.

Gaddis, Strategies of Containment , pp. 3-23.


Suggested:
Gaddis, The United States and the Origins of the Cold War, 1941-1947 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1972).

Trachtenberg, A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement, 1945-1963 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998).

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

Leffler, The Specter of Communism (New York: Hill and Wang), 2002.

Frank, Richard B. "Why Truman Dropped the Bomb," The Weekly Standard, August 8, 1945, pp. 20-24.

 
 
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