Northern Illinois University Press

A Most Uncertain Crusade

The United States, the United Nations, and Human Rights, 1941-1953

Rowland  Brucken

“This complex and comprehensively documented book lays bare the convoluted history of U.S. human rights policy and practice since World War II.”—The Journal of American History

ISBN: 978-0-87580-718-8
2015 450 pp.
paper $38.00s

Rowland Brucken is professor of History at Norwich University, where he is also chair in the Department of History and Political Science.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Origins of a Crusade
1—Defining a Crusade, 1941–1943
2—Implementing a Vision, 1943–1945
3. A Conservative Revolution Begins, 1945–1948
4—Opposition at Home and at the United Nations, 1948–1951
5—United Nations Success Breeds Failure at Home, 1945–1950
6—The End of a Crusade, 1951–1953
Conclusion—The Impact of a Crusade, 1953–2011

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