Teaching Module: The Battle of Bretton Woods
Author: Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics
July 10, 2013
This module, with Teaching Notes by author and CFR Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics Benn Steil, features discussion questions, essay questions, activities, and additional materials for educators to supplement the use of the CFR book The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order in the classroom. In this book, Dr. Steil challenges the notion that Bretton Woods was the product of an amiable Anglo-American collaboration, and explains that it was in reality part of a much more ambitious geopolitical agenda hatched within President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Treasury and aimed at eliminating Great Britain as an economic and political rival.
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Teaching Modules—featuring teaching notes by the authors of CFR publications—are designed to assist educators in creating or supplementing a course syllabus. The modules are customized packages built around a primary CFR text, such as a book or report, and include teaching notes; additional readings; video, audio, and transcripts of CFR meetings; Foreign Affairs articles; and other online resources. Use of these modules is free of charge. They may be used in part or in their entirety.
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