The Legacy of President Truman and Korea

A panel discussion was held on the Truman administration’s foreign policy in East Asia following World War II, focusing on… read more

A panel discussion was held on the Truman administration’s foreign policy in East Asia following World War II, focusing on Korea. After their papers were presented, the panelists responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Professor Matray moderated, and then made concluding synoptic remarks.

William Stueck spoke on “The Division of Korea: An Assessment of U.S. Responsibility, 1945-1948;” Steven Casey spoke on “Harry Truman, the Korean War, and the Transformation of U.S. Policy in East Asia, June 1950-June 1951;” and Charles Young showed some slides as he spoke on the problem of prisoner exchange during the armistice talks. James Matray spoke about “Mild About Harry: President Truman’s Legacy in Postwar Northeast Asia.”

“Truman and Two Koreas” was a program on May 15, 2010, of the 8th Annual Harry S. Truman Legacy Symposium, held at the held at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Steven Casey Senior Lecturer London School of Economics and Political Science->International History
  • James I. Matray Professor California State University, Chico->History Department
  • William W. Stueck Distinguished Research Prof. University of Georgia->History Department
  • Charles S. Young Assistant Professor Southern Arkansas University->Department of History, Political Science and Geography
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Key West, Florida, United States
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Jun 27, 2010
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Jun 28, 2010

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  • Jun 27, 2010 | 12:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 27, 2010 | 6:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 28, 2010 | 12:51am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 28, 2010 | 6:51am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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