The United States and the Spanish Civil War.

New York, Bookman Associates [1956] .

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Subjects Diplomatic relations.
Military participation -- American.
Public opinion.
Spain -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Foreign public opinion.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Participation, American.
Spanischer Bürgerkrieg.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Spain.
United States.
Description 288 pages illustrations 23 cm
Copyright Date [1956]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents I. The Spanish background : Fall of the monarchy ; Abdication of the king ; Proclamation of the republic ; Internal strife ; The Constituent Cortes and the drafting of a new constitution ; Reaction against the Catholic Church ; Problem of local autonomy for Catalonia and the Basque provinces ; Agrarian reforms ; The army loses prestige ; Unrest and growing unpopularity of the government ; The elections of November 1933 and the swing to the right ; New rightist government makes amends to the army, church, and large landowners ; Socialist and communist influence ; The founding of the Falange Española ; Catalans and Basques turn against the government ; Continued unrest and the revolt of the Asturian miners ; Ebbing strength of the right and gradual recovery of the left ; Elections of February 1936 and the victory of the popular front ; Prelude to civil war ; Increasing strength of communists and fascists ; Instability of the government ; The army revolts ; Civil war ; Notes -- II. American neutrality and isolationism : Repercussions of the Spanish Civil War in the Americas ; American isolation and nonintervention ; The domestic scene ; Neutrality by legislation ; President Roosevelt and the formulation of American foreign policy ; Influence of Secretary Hull and other members of the cabinet ; Influence of Sumner Welles and Ambassadors Kennedy, Bullitt, and Bowers ; Notes -- III. The moral embargo : Protection of American lives and property ; Closing of the American Embassy in Madrid ; Seizure of American property ; Declaration of policy by the State Department ; The President's Chautauqua address ; Secretary Hull reaffirms American policy ; The attack on the Kane ; American shipping and the war ; Mediation proposals ; Interests and motives of the European powers ; The International Nonintervention Committee ; Board of Munitions Control upholds American policy ; American diplomatic officials in Spain maintain a neutral course ; Fundamental characteristics of American policy ; Failure of the moral embargo ; Notes.
IV. Legislating neutrality : Failure of the Nonintervention League ; Disregard of the moral embargo ; Planes for the Loyalists ; Official concern ; Spanish embargo resolution introduced in Congress ; Congressional debate ; The embargo becomes law ; Reaction abroad ; American reaction ; Congress turns its attention to permanent neutrality ; Debate over method ; Final passage of the measure ; Provisions concerning Spain ; State Department issues regulations governing soliciting and receiving contributions for use in Spain ; Proposed extension of the arms embargo to Germany and Italy ; Congressional sentiment ; Proposal acclaimed by the liberal press ; Attitude of the State Department ; The President intervenes ; American policy remains unchanged ; Notes -- V. The evasion of neutrality : American volunteers in Spain ; Attitude of the State Department ; Legislation prohibiting enlistment ; The Lincoln-Washington Battalion ; Number of enlistments and casualties ; Motives and interests of Americans fighting in Spain ; Recruiting activities in the United States ; Notes -- VI. The great debate : Ideological warfare ; Choice of nomenclature ; Propaganda floods the United States ; Reporting the Spanish conflict ; Secular press ; Catholic press ; Hearst press ; Bombing of civilians and open cities in Spain ; Americans protest ; Senator Borah's rebuke to fascism ; Defense of Franco ; Statements by Cordell Hull and Sumner Welles ; Protestant open letter to the Catholic hierarchy ; The Catholic reply ; American relief activities ; Organizations in the United States ; Repatriation of American volunteers ; Pro-Loyalist activity in Hollywood ; Catholic humanitarian organizations support the insurgents ; Activities of the American Red Cross ; The President's concern ; Attitude of the State Department ; American left-wing groups crusade for Loyalist cause ; Representatives of organized labor view the struggle ; American opinion as reported by the public opinion polls ; Notes.
VII. A holy war : Pope Pius XI sympathizes with Spanish nationalists ; Catholic support for General Franco in the United States ; Protestant groups distressed by this stand ; Joint pastoral letter of the Spanish prelates ; American protestants reply ; Response of American Catholics ; Other expressions of sentiment ; Pressure tactics ; Many Catholics refuse to support the Franco regime ; The Commonweal changes policy ; Telegram of congratulations sent by members of Congress to the Loyalist Cortes ; Catholics protest ; The Basque refugee children ; Notes -- VIII. The embargo controversy : Disregard of the Nonintervention Agreement ; Refusal of the League of Nations to take action ; The Spanish government pleads for a change in American policy ; The President's "Quarantine" speech ; Efforts to repeal the embargo ; Charges of discrimination ; Pressure groups and public opinion ; Attitude of the State Department ; The Scott and Nye resolutions ; Hull seriously considers repeal ; President Roosevelt delays action ; Secretary Hull's letter to Pittman ; Congressional action is postponed ; The final campaign for repeal ; Henry L. Stimson's letter to the New York Times ; Martin Conboy replies ; Rebuttal by Charles C. Burlingham and Philip Jessup ; Press comment and pressure groups ; American policy remains unchanged ; Violations of the arms embargo ; Roosevelt's personal sympathies ; Sources of pressure on the President ; Secretaries Ickes and Morgenthau ; Secretary Hull and the State Department ; Foreign influence ; Ambassadors Bullitt and Kennedy ; Machine politicians and party bosses ; The Catholic hierarchy ; A policy of appeasement ; Notes -- IX. Recognition : The fall of Barcelona ; European reaction ; Response in the United States ; The end of the war ; Recognition by Britain and France ; President Roosevelt moves cautiously ; Supporters of General Franco launch a strong movement for recognition ; The movement to withhold recognition ; Ambassador Bowers is ordered home "for consultation" ; Final recognition by the United States ; Criticism of American policy ; Notes -- Appendices : A. Embargo against munitions shipments to Spain ; B. Pro-Loyalist and pro-rebel activities in the New York area, 1936-1939 ; C. Documents on German foreign policy.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Spain
United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1156847
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Taylor, F. Jay 1923-2011.
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