Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Currents of WarA New History of American-Japanese Relations, 1899-1941$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sidney L. Pash

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813144238

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813144238.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use (for details see www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 January 2019

All or Nothing

All or Nothing

(p.217) Chapter 8 All or Nothing
The Currents of War

Sidney Pash

University Press of Kentucky

The book’s final chapter, All or Nothing, considers how the shift from containment to rollback brought on the war that neither America nor Japan sought. Chapter 8 begins with Hideki Tojo’s selection as prime minister and then moves on to the formulation of Japan’s final two diplomatic proposals, the Roosevelt administration’s view of both as modi vivendi, Harry Dexter White’s last-minute peace plan, and Hull’s decision to reject these options in the so-called Hull Note of November 26. This chapter asserts that although Cordell Hull did not deliberately seek war with Japan, he believed that the Tojo cabinet was committed to foreign expansion and therefore saw any last-minute compromise as either illusory or dangerous.

Keywords:   Hideko Tojo, Harry Dexter White, Winston Churchill, modus vivendi, Plans A and B, Saburo Kurusu, Hull Note, Conclusion

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .