History 1378 Review Terms

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Paul Robeson - the valedictorian of his class at Rutgers and an All-American and then professional football player. He graduated from Columbia Law school but decided to leave the profession when it became clear that because he was black, he would be limited to doing research and not take on other jobs that white lawyers far inferior to him would be able to do so. So Robeson who had one of the more amazing voices one would ever hear, became the best-selling singer in American, and then a star on Broadway. He was a public critic of U.S. racial and foreign policies, and was not afraid to speak out. Urged blacks not to fight during World War 2. The government took away his passport, accusing him of various un-American activites. His employment opportunities plummeted and his income dropped a few thousand every year. Robeson and the entire issue of real equality for blacks, had been contained. Anschluss-occupaton and annexation f Austria in the the Nazi Germay in 1938. This was forbidden because of the Treaty of Saint Germain and Treaty of Versailles peace treaties. There were a lot of ethic germans and that made it a expection. Appeasement – the policy of acceding to the demands of a potentially hostile nation in the hope of maintaining peace Gray Flannel Suits – part of the search for meaning in the conformist society. Comformity of the 50s. people wanted to live in the 50s and have the perfect movies. Hipsters were in response to this “Arsenal of Democracy” – coined by Franklin Roosevelt. Changing Dertroit’s auto industry (employing one out of every 20 americans) to make modern war weapons Second Front –Churchhill wanted Roosevelt to come into war right away and not wait until the USA is attacked. Stalin wanted Britian and US to attack Germany ASAP so they can take pressure off the Russian on the Easter Front (invasion of France). Churchill and Roosevelt did not trust the Russians and the French and wanted to protect British and US Holdins. World Bank-...
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