The Resource The Morgenthau Plan : Soviet influence on American postwar policy, John Dietrich, (electronic book)

The Morgenthau Plan : Soviet influence on American postwar policy, John Dietrich, (electronic book)

Label
The Morgenthau Plan : Soviet influence on American postwar policy
Title
The Morgenthau Plan
Title remainder
Soviet influence on American postwar policy
Statement of responsibility
John Dietrich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After hostilities officially ceased, what drove American policy towards Germany in 1944-1949? While Soviet policies came under closer inspection, Western policies have rarely been subjected to critical review. This book deals with the Morgenthau Plan and its impact on American postwar planning. Conventional accounts of Western postwar policies occasionally mention the Morgenthau Plan, describing it as a plan developed in the Treasury Department designed to deindustrialize or "pastoralize" the German nation. These accounts are chiefly characterized by their brevity, at most admitting that "[it] and its temporary and partial adoption ... was an unfortunate but small chapter in American diplomatic history." Conventional accounts state that the Plan was adopted by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill at the Second Quebec Conference in September 1944, and that, when President Roosevelt was informed of its impracticality, he immediately abandoned it and stated that he had initialed the plan "without much thought." Contrary to what is often reported in history books, the Morgenthau Plan had a major impact on post war planning. This book traces the role of Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Roosevelt's Secretary of the Treasury, in the planning for the post war world, with close attention to the discussions leading up to the Second Quebec Conference where Winston Churchill's acceptance of the plan was obtained. It follows the devastating consequences of the policies based on the plan, and their contribution to the post war collapse of the European economy. Damning evidence shows that the Allies intentionally brought starvation and disease to large civilian populations. "This is a startling, important book which I hope will rattle the bones of the comfortable court historians of the USA, such as Stephen Ambrose, who have spent their careers shading and evading the truth that the world and their students deserve, and do not get."--James Bacque, Author of Other Losses and Crimes and Mercies (published by Little, Brown and Co.). John Dietrich holds a Masters Degree in International Relations and is an expert on post war conditions in Europe. Upon retiring from the US Army, he served in the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1985 until 1991
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1946-
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Dietrich, John
Dewey number
940.53/144/094
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.G3
LC item number
D48 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • United States
  • Germany
  • United States
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Morgenthau, Henry
Label
The Morgenthau Plan : Soviet influence on American postwar policy, John Dietrich, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of the Morgenthau Plan -- Planning for the Second Quebec Conference (Octagon) -- The Second Quebec Conference, September 11-16, 1944 -- Immediate consequences of the Quebec Conference -- German reaction to the Morgenthau Plan -- Joint chiefs of staff directive 1067 -- The economic consequences of the Morgenthau Plan -- Food rationing -- Enforced/slave labor -- The ethnic "cleansing" of Eastern Europe
Control code
ebr10476883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 198 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Morgenthau Plan : Soviet influence on American postwar policy, John Dietrich, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of the Morgenthau Plan -- Planning for the Second Quebec Conference (Octagon) -- The Second Quebec Conference, September 11-16, 1944 -- Immediate consequences of the Quebec Conference -- German reaction to the Morgenthau Plan -- Joint chiefs of staff directive 1067 -- The economic consequences of the Morgenthau Plan -- Food rationing -- Enforced/slave labor -- The ethnic "cleansing" of Eastern Europe
Control code
ebr10476883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 198 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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