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Jimmy Carter in Africa

Nancy Mitchell

“Three characteristics define diplomacy: doggedness, teamwork, and joy,” commented Dr. Nancy Mitchell when receiving the Academy’s 2016 Douglas Dillon Book Award

Nancy Mitchell is the author of Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War (Stanford University Press and the Wilson Center, 2016) and The Danger of Dreams: German and American Imperialism in Latin America, 1895-1914 (The University of North Carolina Press, 1999). She contributed the chapter on “The Cold War and Jimmy Carter,” in The Cambridge History of the Cold War, edited by Melvyn Leffler and Odd Arne Westad (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and that on “The United States and Europe, 1900-1914,” in American Foreign Relations since 1600: A Guide to the Literature Online, edited by Thomas Zeiler (ABC Clio for the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2007). Her articles have appeared in Cold War History, International History Review, Diplomatic History, Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives, Journal of American History, H-Diplo, H-Pol, The News and Observer, The Washington Times, and The Christian Science Monitor. She received her PhD from the School of Advanced International Study of the Johns Hopkins University, and she is a professor of history at North Carolina State University where she was elected to the Academy of Outstanding Teachers.

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