Week 6 - The Early Cold War and the Truman Era
Refugees moving south in the P'ohang sector after receiving evacuation orders from the South Korean army, August 12, 1950. Photo: U.S. Army. Source: Truman Library.
Oct 19: Rebuilding the World in America’s Image
Oct 21: The Korean War, NSC 68 and the Militarization of US Foreign Policy
READING: Merrill Paterson 7. The Korean war and Containment in Asia
Logevall, Campbell America's Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity, Chapter 3
Case Study - The Decision to Divide Germany (Blackboard) - we will be discussing this case study in precept
NSC 48/2, “A Report to the President by the National Security. Council on the Position of the United States with Respect to Asia,” December 1950
CWIHP Bulletin 6/7 New Evidence on the Korean War - Try and read the section on Korean War (its short). Read especially An Exchange on Korean War Origins with Bruce Cumings and Kathryn Weathersby. Its a good example of how scholars try and resolve disagreements, and has lots of disagreements of both belief and attitude. Here you can read Cumings' response to Weathersby's contentions, with more of the same.
The Korean War
Cold War International History Proect Bulletin #3: New Evidence from the Soviet archives on the Korean War
The Massacre at No Gun Ri - A BBC update on a story first broken in 1999 - on US and Sotuh Korean troops massacreing fleeing refugees in the summer and fall of 1950 and the ensuing fallout.
Korean War Educator: Websites of interest on the Korean War
How Did the Soviets and Chinese Look at This?
Vladislav Zubok and Constantine V. Pleshakov, Inside the Kremlin’s Cold War (Harvard UP, 1996), 1-7
Jian Chen, Mao’s China and the Cold War (UNC Press, 2001), 17-49.
"Should We Fear This?" Stalin and the Danger of War with America CWIHP Working Paper No. 39
John Fousek, To Lead the Free World: American Nationalism and the Cultural Roots of the Cold War (2000)
New Evidence on Chinese-Soviet Relations - CWIHP Bulletin No. 16 - Part 2
To the Summit via Proxy-Summits: New Evidence from Soviet and Chinese Archives on Mao’s Long March to Moscow, 1949 by Sergey Radchenko and David Wolff
New Evidence on the Soviet Rejection of the Marshall Plan, 1947: Two Reports CWIHP Working Paper No. 9
Author: Scott D. Parrish and Mikhail M. Narinsky