August 22nd & 24th: History of U.S. Imperialism – Dawn of the Cold War

Continuing our series on the History of U.S. Imperialism from where we left off at the end of WW2, we will be delving into the early years of the international struggle between western imperialism and the worlds’ socialist movement following the Second World War, looking at events during the Cold War from about 1945-1960. This will include happenings domestically, such as severe repression of the communist movement, the civil rights movement and its connection to the communist movement and the movement against conscription. This will also of course include the events internationally, such as the U.S. military interventions in Greece, Korea, Iran, Guatemala, Cuba and more, as well as the nuclear flashpoints, what was happening in Germany, US-Soviet Relations etc. This will be the first of 3 classes on the Cold War period, the next 2 will be in September, with Height of the Cold War and October with End of the Cold War.

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