William C. Widenor


William C. Widenor, professor emeritus of the history of U.S. foreign relations at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Professor Widenor is a former Foreign Service Officer and received his Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1975. He is the author of Henry Cabot Lodge and the Search for an American Foreign Policy which received the Organization of American Historians' Turner Prize in 1981.

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April 12, 2011

Ask a Scholar: Is There a Connection Between Foreign Aid and Civil Rights?

William C. Widenor

Is American humanitarianism related to a felt need to project an image of the US as compassionate, in contrast to its history of racial discrimination?

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