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"The Cold War and the Color Line" offers a comprehensive examination of how the Cold War intersected with the final destruction of global white supremacy. Thomas Borstelmann pays close attention to the two Souths - Southern Africa and the American South - as the primary sites of white authority's last stand. He reveals America's efforts to contain the racial polarization that threatened to unravel the anti-communist Western alliance. In so doing, he recasts the history of American race relations in its true international context, one that is relevant for the era of globalization.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674012387
ISBN-10: 0674012380
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas Borstelmann

Thomas Borstelmann is Elwood N. and Katherine Thompson Distinguished Professor of Modern World History, University of Nebraska.

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