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Alliance in Doubt
American Reaction to the 1960
US-Japanese Security Treaty Crisis

by Nicholas Evan Sarantakes
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene, Kansas
          Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower (Whitman File)
                    • Legislative Meeting Series
          Papers of Christian Herter

Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, Austin, Texas
          LBJ Archive
                    • Notes and Transcripts of LBJ Conversations
                    • Senate File

U.S. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
          Record Group 46
                    Records of the U. S. Senate
                              Records of the Committee on Foreign Relations
                                        Treaty File

Government Documents
U.S. Congress, Congressional Record

U.S. Department of State, Foreign Relations of the United States, 1955-1957, vol. 23, part 1, Japan
—, —, 1958-1960, vol. 18, Japan and Korea

U.S. Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations, Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security with Japan, June 7, 1960, Eighty-Sixth Congress, Second Session, 1960. (Washington, 1960)

U.S. Senate, Office of the Historian, “Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security with Japan,” June 7, 1960, Executive Sessions of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Historical Series) vol. 12 Eighty-Sixth Congress, Second Session, 1960. (Washington, 1982)

Oral History
Foreign Service Oral History Program, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C
          • Douglas MacArthur II

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U.S. News and World Report

Katakoa Tetsuya - Protest in Tokyo: Japan’s Postwar Political System (Stanford, CA, 1992)

Packard, III, George R. - Protest in Tokyo: The Security Treaty Crisis of 1960 (Princeton, NJ, 1966)

Pruessen, Ronald W. - John Foster Dulles: The Road to Power (New York, 1982)

Reischauer, Edwin O. - Japan Past and Present (Second edition, New York, 1958)

Scalapino, Robert - Democracy and Party Movement in Prewar Japan: The Failure of the First Attempt (Los Angeles and Berkeley, 1953)

Schaller, Michael - Altered States: The United States and Japan Since the Occupation (New York, 1997)

Silberman Bernard S. and Harootunian, H.D. - Japan in Crisis: Essays on Taish( Democracy (Princeton, NJ, 1974)

Ward, Robert E. - ed., Political Development in Modern Japan (Princeton, NJ, 1968)

Welfield, John - An Empire in Eclipse: Japan in the Postwar American Alliance System—A Study in the Interaction of Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy (Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 1988)

Reischauer, Edwin O. - “What Went Wrong?” in James Morley, ed., Dilemmas of Growth in Prewar Japan (Princeton, NJ, 1971), 489-510.

Sarantakes, Nicholas Evan - “Lyndon Johnson, Foreign Policy, and the Election of 1960,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Forthcoming


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Prof. Kris SarantakesProfessor Sarantakes earned his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California. His monograph, "Keystone: The American Occupation of Okinawa and U.S.-Japanese Relations, 1945-1972," is forthcoming. He also runs the "U.S. Diplomatic History Resources Index" website, located at www.tamu-commerce.edu/coas/history/sarantakes/stuff.html/
Email: Nick_Sarantakes@tamu-commerce.edu
More at www.tamu-commerce.edu/coas/history/sarantakes/.

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