Cold War Women: The International Activities of American Women's Organisations

Cold War Women The International Activities of American Women s Organisations This is an examination of the internationalist ambitions of American women s organisations in the years to After World War II American women believed that they must have a active role in wo

  • Title: Cold War Women: The International Activities of American Women's Organisations
  • Author: Helen Laville
  • ISBN: 9780719058561
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is an examination of the internationalist ambitions of American women s organisations in the years 1945 to 1960 After World War II, American women believed that they must have a active role in world affairs, asserting that their internationalism was vital to secure a peaceful future However, in the emerging Cold War American women s loyalty to their European siThis is an examination of the internationalist ambitions of American women s organisations in the years 1945 to 1960 After World War II, American women believed that they must have a active role in world affairs, asserting that their internationalism was vital to secure a peaceful future However, in the emerging Cold War American women s loyalty to their European sisters was quickly replaced by their loyalty to their nation This book reveals that in confronting a propaganda campaign from Soviet backed women s organisations, American women tried to export a vision of the American way of life and of women s proper place within it Additionally, the author asserts that American women were supported by their government, from advice and direction through to the financial backing of the CIA.

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