The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers: The Human Rights Years, by Eleanor Roosevelt

By Eleanor Roosevelt

Human rights. worldwide relatives. The function of girls. U.S. politics. Eleanor Roosevelt used to be a trailblazer in lots of arenas. Her writings are crucial instruments to higher comprehend American politics, international relations and coverage, and the fight to enforce democracy regionally and across the world within the first two-thirds of the 20 th century.

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December 31 The US delegation, including ER, depart for the General Assembly. 1946 January 3 ER holds press conference aboard the Queen Elizabeth, telling reporters in an off-the-record remark, “For the first time in my life I can say just what I want. ” January 10–February 14 First session of the United Nations General Assembly convenes in London. ER appointed US delegate to the Third Committee (Humanitarian, Social and Cultural Affairs). January 17 UN Security Council holds its first meeting.

T H E E L E A N O R R O O S E V E LT P A P E R S : V O L U M E 1 1 9 4 5 – 1 9 4 8 xlv EDITORIAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES Selection Time and financial constraints prevent the creation of a comprehensive documentary edition. As discussed in more detail in the Introduction, the editor, with the strong concurrence of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and other Roosevelt scholars, decided to produce a highly selective edition designed to present an authoritative resource on Eleanor Roosevelt’s political and human rights record and to encourage further research on her life and the issues she addressed.

The group unanimously elects ER chair. February 7 The British government announces that it will terminate its Mandate for Palestine in May 1948. March 1 Attacks on British military posts throughout Palestine by Jewish insurgents lead the British Mandate government to declare martial law. March 9–April 24 The Moscow Conference of the Council of Foreign Ministers brings together the “Big Four”—the US, the USSR, Great Britain, and France—to discuss the political and economic future of Germany.

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