An essay is presented on the scholarship of African American historian Gerald Horne and his thesis that white supremacy and anticommunism were the major forces behind Cold War politics and culture in the U.S. and their implications for people of African descent around the world. It examines Horne's argument that Jim Crow segregation in the U.S. was the major flaw in the U.S. government's propaganda campaigns to discourage the expansion of Communism in foreign nations.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-247
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of African American History
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011


  • United States
  • Horne, Gerald
  • Cold War, 1945-1989
  • African Americans -- History
  • Imperialism
  • African Americans -- Segregation
  • 20TH century


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