War and Cold War in American Foreign Policy 1942–62

  • Dale Carter
  • Robin Clifton

Part of the Cold War History Series book series (CWH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction: Between Past and Prologue

    1. Dale Carter, Robin Clifton
      Pages 1-28
  3. World War and Cold War: Mushrooming Conflicts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
  4. Privates on Parade: The Cold War of Words

  5. Beyond the Police Action: The Korean War

  6. Hemispheres of Influence: The United States and Latin America

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 240-250

About this book


Making use of newly-researched archival material, this collection of original essays on wartime and postwar US foreign policy re-evaluates well-known crises and documents many less familiar aspects of the nation's mid-twentieth century conflicts. Leading diplomatic historians address familiar subjects from new angles. They offer new evidence about the risks run and the costs incurred in the prosecution of the Cold War, from Korea to the Caribbean. And they provide up-to-date accounting of mid-twentieth century American diplomacy's global purposes and consequences.


Anglo-American Caribbean cold war conflict crime Cuban missile crisis foreign policy government police Policy United Nations USA

Editors and affiliations

  • Dale Carter
    • 1
  • Robin Clifton
  1. 1.University of AarhusDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42399-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-1385-2
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