Cover

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pp. 1-3

Title

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pp. 4-4

Copyright

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pp. 5-7

Contents

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pp. 8-9

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Introduction

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pp. 1-9

In the steamy summer of 1948, a group of thirty-six teachers representing twenty-one countries—nearly half the number of internationally recognized sovereign states in the world at that time—met at Adelphi College on ...

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1. The International Turn

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pp. 11-44

In the early twentieth century, if someone had asked Europeans or Americans to predict where the world was headed, chances were they would have pointed toward internationalism of a new twentieth-century kind. As ...

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2. Imagine Geneva, Between the Wars

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pp. 45-78

The history of internationalism has always involved forgetting. In the European summer of 1919, the British geologist Mrs. Ogilvie Gordon stood before the National Council of Women of Great Britain and Ireland and ...

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3. The Apogee of Internationalism

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pp. 79-117

The creation of the United Nations at the end of World War II confirmed the curious paradox of the twentieth century’s progress. During the world’s darkest hours, the popularity of international solutions surged. ...

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4. What Is the International?

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pp. 118-149

A quarter of a century after the apogee of internationalism, through a window of Cold War détente, the world took on a global hue. The viewers of American television, and its global affiliates, could watch Henry ...

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Afterword. The National in the Age of Internationalism

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pp. 150-160

Historians understand more than anyone else that there is no progress in history and no utopia in the past. But it is useful at times in trying to understand where we are, the world we live in, to come to some ...

Notes

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pp. 161-201

Index

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pp. 203-207

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 209-211

I have accrued an extensive geography of national and international debts in the writing of this book to, first and foremost, the Australian Research Council, the wonderful national funding body that boldly supports international ...