© 2016

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Anti-Nuclear Movement

The Voice of Conscience


Part of the The World of the Roosevelts book series (WOOROO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Dario Fazzi
    Pages 1-10
  3. Dario Fazzi
    Pages 11-39
  4. Dario Fazzi
    Pages 41-78
  5. Dario Fazzi
    Pages 79-116
  6. Dario Fazzi
    Pages 117-143
  7. Dario Fazzi
    Pages 145-165
  8. Dario Fazzi
    Pages 193-195
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 197-202

About this book


This book explores Eleanor Roosevelt’s involvement in the global campaign for nuclear disarmament. Based on an extensive multi-archival research, it assesses her overall contribution to the global anti-nuclear campaign of the early cold war and shows how she constantly tried to raise awareness of the real hazards of nuclear testing. She strove to educate the general public about the implications of the nuclear arms race and, in doing so, she became for many a trustworthy anti-nuclear leader and a reliable voice of conscience.​


The Cold War and anti-nuclear movements containment doctrine post-war U.S. national security policy U.S.-European relations in the 20th century atomic arsenals and security measures

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Roosevelt Study CenterMiddelburgThe Netherlands

About the authors

Dario Fazzi works as researcher at the Roosevelt Study Center (RSC) in Middelburg, the Netherlands, and has been visiting professor at several Dutch, Belgian, and Italian universities. He has published articles on nuclear historiography, American and European anti-nuclear protests, and transatlantic movements. He has also been project assistant for the Leiden University Rooseveltian Century MOOC.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Eleanor Roosevelt and the Anti-Nuclear Movement
  • Book Subtitle The Voice of Conscience
  • Authors Dario Fazzi
  • Series Title The World of the Roosevelts
  • Series Abbreviated Title The World of the Roosevelts
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-32181-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81216-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-32182-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 202
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics US History
    History of Modern Europe
    Foreign Policy
    Political History
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