Title Access to History for the IB Diploma: The Cold War and the Americas 1945–1981, 2/e
Author Vivienne Sanders
ISBN 9781471841378
List price GBP 21.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 264
Book size 191 X 248 mm
Publishing year 2015
Original publisher Hodder Education
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
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Status New Arrival
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The renowned IB Diploma History series, combining compelling narratives with academic rigor.

An authoritative and engaging narrative, with the widest variety of sources at this level, helping students to develop their knowledge and analytical skills.

This second edition provides:

  • Reliable, clear and in-depth content from topic experts
  • Analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates
  • Dedicated exam practice with model answers and practice questions
  • TOK support and Historical Investigation questions to help with all aspects of the Diploma


Dedication • Introduction • What you will study • How you will be assessed • About this book

Chapter 1: US foreign policy pre-1945 • The USA and Latin America pre-1945 • The USA and Canada pre-1945 • The USA and China pre-1945

Chapter 2: President Truman and the Cold War • The USA and Communism pre-1945 • The start of the Cold War • Key debate: Why did the Cold War begin? • The Truman Doctrine and containment • The Truman Doctrine and Latin America • The Cold War and American society and culture • Examination advice and practice

Chapter 3: The Korean War 1950-3 • Causes of the outbreak of the Korean War • Key debate: Why did the Korean War begin? • The course of events in the Korean War in 1950 • A UN war • Ending the Korean War, 1951-3 • The diplomatic and political outcomes of the Korean War • Examination advice and practice

Chapter 4: President Eisenhower and the ‘New Look’ • Eisenhower and change in foreign and defence policy • Eisenhower and Latin America • Key debate: What was the significance of the US intervention in Guatemala? • Examination advice and practice

Chapter 5: US involvement in the Vietnam War • The US involvement in Vietnam, 1950-69 • The motives behind US involvement in Vietnam • Key debate: Why and how far did each US president get involved in Vietnam? • Why the USA failed in Vietnam • The end of the war • Domestic effects of the war • Canadian and Latin American reactions to the Vietnam War • The role of Vietnam in the development of the Cold War • Examination advice and practice

Chapter 6: The Cuban Revolution • Cuba before 1959 • Castro before 1959 • Eisenhower, Cuba and Castro • Examination advice and practice

Chapter 7: From Kennedy to Carter: US foreign policy in Latin America 1961-81 • President Kennedy and Latin America • President Johnson and Latin America • President Nixon and control of the Western hemisphere • President Carter, human rights, the Panama Canal and Nicaragua • Examination advice and practice

Chapter 8: Cuba in the Cold War • Castro’s domestic policies • Cuban foreign policy • Castro’s Cuba: conclusions • Examination advice and practice

Chapter 9: The impact of the Cold War on Latin America • The debate over the external connection • Conclusions about the impact of the Cold War on Latin America

Timeline • Glossary • Further reading • Internal assessment • Index

Target Audience:

This book is suitable for History students and the teachers of IB Diploma.

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