"American foreign policy in the atomic age"



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PSC Lecture Series, 1959-1960


1 hour 14 minutes


In 1960, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., was Professor of History at Harvard University and had acted as advisor and speechwriter for a number of Democratic election campaigns. In January 1961, less than two months after this recording, Schlesinger resigned from Harvard in order to accept an appointment as a Special Assistant to the newly elected President, John F. Kennedy. Schlesinger's lecture is introduced by Ben Padrow and Dr. Jessie Gilmore, Associate Professor of History.

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United States--International relations, Soviet Union, Nuclear warfare

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Reel to reel, 3.75 ips, 1/2 track, mono [0145-01]; 7.5 ips, 1/2 track, mono [0145-02]


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