By Preston, Andrew; Lawrence, Mark Atwood; Engel, Jeffrey A
How should still the United States wield its huge, immense energy past its borders? should still it adhere to grand ideas or act on slim self-interest? may still it companion with different international locations or keep away from entangling alliances? american citizens were grappling with questions like those during the nation's background, and particularly because the emergence of the U.S. as an enormous global strength within the overdue 19th century. America within the World illuminates this background via taking pictures the various voices and viewpoints of a few of the main colourful and eloquent those who participated in those momentous debates.
Spanning the period from the Gilded Age to the Obama years, this certain reader collects greater than 2 hundred documents--everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and tune lyrics. It encompasses a variety of levels of yank diplomatic heritage which are generally handled individually, equivalent to the 1st global struggle, the chilly struggle, and Sep 11. The ebook provides the views of elite policymakers--presidents, secretaries of nation, generals, and diplomats--alongside these of different types of americans, similar to newspaper columnists, priests, songwriters, poets, and novelists. It additionally positive factors quite a few files from different international locations, illustrating how foreigners seen America's function within the world.
Ideal for school room use, America within the World sheds mild at the complicated interaction of political, financial, ideological, and cultural elements underlying the workout of yank strength at the worldwide stage.
- Includes greater than 2 hundred records from the overdue 19th century to today
- Looks at every little thing from presidential addresses to political cartoons and music lyrics
- Presents various views, from elite policymakers to monks and novelists
- Features files from open air the USA, illustrating how humans in different international locations considered America's function within the world
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His book made no mention of al-Qaeda or its leader, Osama bin Laden, and contained only a brief discussion of international terrorism. As Kissinger would be the first to admit, foreign policy priorities are apt to change, often suddenly and unpredictably. When they do, as at the end of the Cold War and after 9/11, Americans usually find themselves locked in ferocious debate over how their country should act on the world stage. And in such debates, all sides refer to the past—successes and mistakes alike—in order to craft, justify, and legitimate plans for the present and future.
5. United States—Foreign public opinion—History—Sources. I. Engel, Jeffrey A. II. Lawrence, Mark Atwood. III. Preston, Andrew. 73009’04—dc23 2013035031 British Library Cataloging-in-Publication Data is available This book has been composed in Sabon Next LT Pro and Helvetica Neue LT Std Printed on acid-free paper. Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Contents Acknowledgments vii Introduction: The Long American Century 1 1 Motives of Expansion 7 2 Imperial America: War with Spain and the Philippines 32 3 Varieties of Empire 56 4 The Rise and Fall of Wilsonianism 79 5 Isolation and Intervention 107 6 World War II 131 7 The Beginning of the Cold War 157 8 The Korean War and the Cold War of the 1950s 182 9 The Nationalist Challenge 206 10 Years of Crisis 231 11 The Vietnam War 255 12 The Era of Détente 281 13 Escalating and Ending the Cold War 305 14 Globalization after the Cold War 331 15 The Age of Terror 354 Sources 379 Index 395 Acknowledgments One of the pleasures of international history is the limitless opportunity for collaboration.
But for good general introductions from a variety of approaches, see Geir Lundestad, “Empire by Invitation? : University Press of New England, 2000); Alan McPherson, Yankee No! , With Us or Against Us: Studies in Global Anti-Americanism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005); Andrei S. : Brookings Institution Press, 2011). ,” Guardian, October 13, 2004, 2. 1 Motives of Expansion The United States was never the passive, isolationist nation that the mythology of American history has often suggested.