Marcus M. Witcher, 20th Century U.S. History
Department of History, Huntingdon College 

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Part 1: The Origins of the Cold War to 1968

1. Setting the Stage: The American Ideal and the Bolshevik Revolution

2. World War II and the Origins of Cold War Tensions 
The Atlantic Charter - read in Debating the Origins of the Cold War, 65-66. 
Comments on the Results of the Decisions Made at the Yalta Conference - read in Debating the Origins of the Cold War, 67-68. 

3. The Decent of the Iron Curtain, 1945-1947
The Long Telegram - read in Debating the Origins of the Cold War, 69-75. 
Stalin to Politburo Four - read in Debating the Origins of the Cold War, 155-156.

4. The Onset of the Cold War, 1947-1952

5. The Fall of China and the Korean War, 1945-1953

6. Anti-Communism at Home, 1945-1954

7. The Soviet Union After Stalin, 1953-1956

8. Eisenhower and the Cold War, 1952-1960

9. The U-2 Affair, the Congo Crisis, and the Cuban Revolution  

10. The Berlin Wall 

11. The Cuban Missile Crisis 

12. Vietnam: Part 1, 1954-1968

13. New Left, New Right: America in the 1960s 

14. Red Spring: The Sino-Soviet Split and the Soviet Crackdown in Czechoslovakia

Part 2: Détente and the End of the Cold War, 1969-1991 

15. The Advent of Détente 

16. The Cold War in Asia, South America, and the Middle East, 1970-1974

17. Vietnam: Part 2, 1968-1974

18. Watergate, Economic Woes for the U.S., and Nuclear Diplomacy in the 1970s 

19. Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan 

20. The End of Détente

21. America Turns Right: Understanding Ronald Reagan

23. The Role of Espionage in the Cold War

24. Backyard: U.S. Involvement in Latin America 

25. Mikhail Gorbachev's Vision for the Soviet Union

26. The Triumph of Improvisation: Superpower Summits, 1985-1989

27. The Berlin Wall Comes Down

28. The Dissolution of the Soviet Union 

29. Towards a New Cold War?