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The Resource Diversifying diplomacy : my journey from Roxbury to Dakar, Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas with Jim Robison ; foreword by Allan E. Goodman ; preface by John C. Bersia

Diversifying diplomacy : my journey from Roxbury to Dakar, Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas with Jim Robison ; foreword by Allan E. Goodman ; preface by John C. Bersia

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Diversifying diplomacy : my journey from Roxbury to Dakar
Title
Diversifying diplomacy
Title remainder
my journey from Roxbury to Dakar
Statement of responsibility
Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas with Jim Robison ; foreword by Allan E. Goodman ; preface by John C. Bersia
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eng
Summary
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  • "Today, diverse women of all hues represent this country overseas. Some have called this development the "Hillary Effect." But well before our most recent female secretary of state there was Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve in that capacity, and later Condoleezza Rice. Beginning at a more junior post in the Department of State in 1971, there was"the little Elam girl" from Boston. Diversifying Diplomacytells the story ofHarriet Lee Elam-Thomas, a young black woman who beat the odds and challenged the status quo. Inspired by the strong women in her life, shefollowed in the footsteps of the few women who had gone before her in her effort to make the Foreign Service reflect the diverse faces of the United States. The youngest child of parents who left the segregated Old South to raise their family in Massachusetts, Elam-Thomas distinguished herself with a diplomatic career at a time when few colleagues looked like her. Elam-Thomas's memoir is a firsthand account of her decades-long career in the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service, recountingher experiences of making U.S. foreign policy, culture, and values understood abroad. Elam-Thomas served as a United States ambassador to Senegal (2000-2002) and retired with the rank of career minister after forty-two years as a diplomat. Diversifying Diplomacypresents thejourney of this successful woman, who not only found herself confronted by some of the world's heftier problems but also helped ensure that new shepherds of honesty and authenticity would follow in her international footsteps for generations to come."--
  • "The firsthand account of Harriet Elam-Thomas, or "the little Elam girl" from Boston, whose decades-long effort as a woman of color distinguished her as a successful diplomat"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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1941-
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Elam-Thomas, Harriet Lee
Dewey number
  • 327.2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.E43
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1952-
  • 1944-
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  • Robison, Jim
  • Goodman, Allan E.
Series statement
ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy series
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  • Elam-Thomas, Harriet Lee
  • Diplomats
  • Women diplomats
  • African American diplomats
  • United States
  • Senegal
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
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Diversifying diplomacy : my journey from Roxbury to Dakar, Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas with Jim Robison ; foreword by Allan E. Goodman ; preface by John C. Bersia
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Includes index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Allen E. Goodman -- Preface / by John Bersia -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: America's Approach Is Not the Planet's Only Game -- 1. What a Family! -- 2. My Name Is Harriet -- 3. Do You Know How to Type? -- 4. Young, Black, Female, and. ... from the White House -- 5. Harriet, How Is Your Greek? -- 6. The Desk Officer Who Was Never in Her Office -- 7. Well, It's the Truth! -- 8. This Was Our "Aha" Moment -- 9. Off to Dakar -- 10. I Was Ready to Retire ... I Thought -- Epilogue: Coming Full Circle, Cuba Face-to-Face
Control code
ocn983419215
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 205 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612349503
Lccn
2017026737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983419215
Label
Diversifying diplomacy : my journey from Roxbury to Dakar, Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas with Jim Robison ; foreword by Allan E. Goodman ; preface by John C. Bersia
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Allen E. Goodman -- Preface / by John Bersia -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: America's Approach Is Not the Planet's Only Game -- 1. What a Family! -- 2. My Name Is Harriet -- 3. Do You Know How to Type? -- 4. Young, Black, Female, and. ... from the White House -- 5. Harriet, How Is Your Greek? -- 6. The Desk Officer Who Was Never in Her Office -- 7. Well, It's the Truth! -- 8. This Was Our "Aha" Moment -- 9. Off to Dakar -- 10. I Was Ready to Retire ... I Thought -- Epilogue: Coming Full Circle, Cuba Face-to-Face
Control code
ocn983419215
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 205 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612349503
Lccn
2017026737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983419215

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