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Americans Disunited: Americans United for World Organization and the Triumph of Internationalism


Created in 1944, Americans United for World Organization was a private internationalist organization promoting US entry into the United Nations, and although it has been overlooked by historians it deserves re-evaluation. This is less a result of its contributions to the public and congressional debates over UN ratification, and more closely related to the internal ideological and bureaucratic divisions that afflicted the organization from its very beginning. Americans United for World Organization was in fact anything but united, and it foreshadowed the divisions of the internationalist movement in the early years of the Cold War.

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Robert D. Accinelli , “Pro-UN Internationalists and the Early Cold War: The American Association for the United Nations and US Foreign Policy 1947–1952,Diplomatic History, 9 (1985), 347–62

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Journal of American Studies
  • ISSN: 0021-8758
  • EISSN: 1469-5154
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-american-studies
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