Sarah B. Snyder - From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Snyder’s ground-breaking study of 1960s civil rights activism argues that the movement had as great an impact on the nation’s foreign policy as it did on domestic issues. Snyder, who teaches at American University’s School of International Service, shows that as Americans became more sensitized to questions of social justice in this country, they began to demand it for people in other countries, too. Looking specifically at how Americans responded to repression in the Soviet Union, racial discrimination in Southern Rhodesia, and authoritarianism in South Korea, Snyder traces a direct line from 1960s social movements to agitation that resulted in legislation to curb military and economic assistance to repressive governments, created institutions to monitor human rights around the world, and enshrined human rights in U.S. foreign-policy making.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780231169479
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Published: Columbia University Press - March 20th, 2018

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