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Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, Volume II: Since 1914

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Summary

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this reader uses a carefully selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow users to test the interpretations of distinguished historians and draw their own conclusions about the history of American foreign policy. This book serves as an effective educational tool for courses on U.S. foreign policy, recent U.S. history, or 20th Century U.S. history. Some of the new literature spotlights cultural relations, and the ways in which culturally constructed attitudes about class, gender, race, and national identity have shaped Americanís perceptions of the world and subsequently its overseas relationships.

Table of Contents

Approaching The Study Of American Foreign Relations
Essays
The World-System, Hegemony, and Decline
Culture, National Identity, and the Myth of America
Gender Analysis and Foreign Relations
The Adaptable Power of Racism
National Security, Core Values, and Power
Bureaucratic Politics and Policy Outcomes
Further Reading
The First World War, And The League Fight
Documents
The First Lusitania Note Demands
That Germany Halt Submarine Warfare, 1915
President
Asks Congress to Declare War Against Germany, 1917
Senator
Follette Voices His Dissent, 1917
U.S. War Aims
The Fourteen Points, 1918
Articles 10 Through 16 of the League of Nations Covenant, 1919
Wilson Defends the Peace Treaty and League, 1919
Cabot Lodge Proposes
Reservations to the League Covenant, 1919
The Chinese Reformer
Recalls the Shandong
Question and China's May Fourth Movement, 1927
Essays
From Peace to War: Progressive Internationalists
Confront the Forces of Reaction
A Passionate Visionary Stumbles Into War
Wilsonianism and Anti-Colonial Nationalism: A Dream Deferred
Further Reading
The International History Of The Twenties
Documents
Secretary of State
Hughes Advocates Naval Disarmament, 1921
The Isolationist Chicago Tribune
Denounces Europe's Folly, 1921
Debts and German Reparations
Hughes Calls on Private Experts for Help, 1922
The Argentine Writer Manuel Ugarte
Identifies the United States as the "New Rome," 1923
"Trade Follows the Film," 1925
Journalist Carlton Beals Reports on Augusto
Revolution, 1928
U.S. Advertisers Pedal America's
Big Brands to Europe, 1929
The U.S. Department of Commerce Maps the European Market, 1933
Essays
U.S. Cultural Expansion in an Era of Systemic Upheaval
Empire by Persuasion: American Mass Consumption in Europe
Empire by Coercion: U.S. Corporate and Military Power in Latin America
Further Reading
U.S. Entry Into World War II
Documents
Cites the Lessons of History and Advocates Neutrality, 1936
President
Proposes to "Quarantine" Aggressors, 1937
Japan Envisions a "New Order" in Asia, 1938
Urges Economic Sanctions Against Japan, 1938
Warns Against Economic Sanctions, 1939
FDR Proposes Lend-Lease Aid to Great Britain, 1940
Roosevelt Orders the U.S. Navy to "Shoot on Sight," 1941
Japan Proposes Two Diplomatic
Options to the United States, November 1941
Washington Reject Japan's
Proposals and Reaffirms the Open Door, November 1941
His War Message to Congress, 1941
Essays
The Global Threat and the Case for War
The Economic Origins of the Pacific War
Further Reading
Defeating The Axis, Planning The Peace: The Second World War
Documents
Promises a Second Front, 1942
Conveys Impatience over a Second Front, 1943
Discuss the "Four Policemen" at the Teheran Conference, 1943
British Prime Minister
Their Percentages Deal, 1944
The Yalta Protocol of Proceedings, 1945
The Yalta Agreement on Soviet Entry into the War Against Japan, 1945
Anger with Stalin, 1945
Last Letter to Churchill, 1945
Essays
Successful Wartime Diplomacy
The Failure of Roosevelt's Wartime Diplomacy
Further Reading
The Origins Of The Cold War
Documents
The Franck Committee
Predicts a Nuclear-Arms Race
If the Atomic Bomb
Is Dropped on Japan, 1945
Secretary of War
Appeals for Atomic Talks with the Soviets, 1945
Attach?
Critiques Soviet Foreign Policy in His "Long Telegram," 1946
Former British Prime Minister
Declares an "Iron Curtain" Has Descended on Europe, 1946
Soviet Ambassador
Identifies a U.S. Drive for World Supremacy, 1946
The Truman Doctrine
Calls for Aid to Greece
Turkey to Contain Totalitarianism, 1947
The Marshall Plan (Economic Cooperation Act)
Provides Aid for European Reconstruction, 1948
The National Security Council Paper No. 68 (NSC-68)
Reassesses the Soviet
Threat and Recommends a Military Buildup, 1950
Essays
Atomic Bomb: Wartime Endgame and Cold War Catalyst
Provincialism and Confrontation
Truman's Responsibility
Further Reading with Two Cold War Empires
Imposition vs. Multilateralism Further Reading
The Korean War And Containment
In Asia
Documents
U.S
Stuart Reports Mao's Overture, 1949
The National Security Council
Extends Containment to Asia, December 1949
Secretary of State Dean Acheson
Defines the Defense Perimeter in Asia, 1950
North Korean Leader Kim Il Sung
Pleads for Soviet Support, January 1950
President
His Advisers Confer at the "Blair House Meeting," June 26, 1950
Chinese Leader
Informs Joseph Stalin of China's
Decision to Enter the Korean War, 1950
General Douglas MacArthur
Dismisses the Likelihood of Chinese Intervention, 1950
MacArthur's "No Substitute for Victory" Speech, 1951
Essays
Kim's Civil War, Stalin's Opportunism, and Truman's Containment
Mao's Unalterable Decision to Enter the Korean War
The Lost Chance for Peace
Washington Rejected Chinese Communist Overtures
Further Reading
Nuclear Arms
Documents
National Security Council Paper No. 162/2 (NSC-162/2) Promotes Atomic Power, 1953
Secretary of State
Threaten to Use Nuclear Weapons
The Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1955
The National Security Council
Discusses the Ramifications of Sputnik, 1957
The National Committee for a Sane
Nuclear Policy (SANE) Protests the Nuclear Arms Race, 1957
Khrushchev Explains
His Berlin Strategy to Allies, 1958
Khrushchev Reflects on the Nuclear Arms Race, 1970
Presses for More Military Spending to Close the Missile Gap, 1960
Against the "Military-Industrial Comple," 1961
Essays
Eisenhower's Heroic but Failed Crusade Against Militarization
Vladislav M Zubok?
Khrushchev's "New Look": Brinksmanship and Bluff
Further Reading
Culture And U.S.-Third World Relations During the Cold War
Documents
Time Showcases the New Israelis
Pioneering and Pragmatic, 1948
Requests U.S. Help for Israel's "Pioneers," 1948
U.S. Aid Officials Liken Asia's Developing
Nations to Headstrong Youths, 1950
Egypt's Gamel Abdel Nasser Justifies
Nationalizing the Suez Canal, 1956
State Department Planners
Assess the Nasser Threat, 1956
Congress Backs the Eisenhower Doctrine, 1957
'The King and I' Tells a Tale of Sentimental Modernization, 1956
W.W. Rostow Theorizes the Five Stages of Modernization, 1960
A Peace Corps Volunteer Describes Life in Ghana, 1964
Essays
The Special U.S.-Israeli Relationship
Cultural Affinity and Cold War Alignment
Musical Modernization
"The King and I"
Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
Cultural Cooperation
The Peace Corps in Ghana
Further Reading
Cuba And The Missile Crisis
Documents
CIA Assassination Plots Against
Cuban Leader Fidel Castro (1960-1965), 1975
Guidelines for Operation Mongoose, 1962
Missiles Photographed in Cuba: President
Meets with His Advisers, October 16, 1962
Addresses the Nation, October 22, 1962
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev
Asks for a U.S. No-Invasion Pledge, October 26, 1962
Requests U.S. Removal of Jupiter Missiles from Turkey, October 27, 1962
Kennedy and ExComm Consider Trading the Jupiter
Missiles in Turkey, October 27, 1962
Soviet Official Anastas
I. Mikoyanand Fidel Castro Debate and Review the Crisis, November 4-5, 1962
Essays
Patient Diplomacy and Measured Pressure
JFK's Finest Hour
Spinning Out of Control
Kennedy's War Against Cuba and the Missile Crisis
Further Reading
The Vietnam War
Documents
The Vietnamese Declaration of Independence, 1945
Final Declaration of the Geneva
Conference on Indochina, 1954
North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen
Giap Outlines His People's War Stratgey, 1961
President
Weighs the Options with Senator Richard Russell, 1964
The Tonkin Gulf Resolution
Authorizes the President to Use Force, 1964
The Chinese Leader
Urges the North Vietnamese to Fight On, 1965
Fulbright Decries the "Arrogance of Power," 1966
Former Secretary of Defense
Concludes That He Erred, 1995
Essays
International Capitalism and Communism
Collide with Vietnamese Nationalism
LBJ's Reluctant Crusade to Save South Vietnam
An Unwinnable War
Further Reading
Grand Strategy, and D?tente
Documents
The Nixon Doctrine Calls on Asian
Nations to Take Responsibility for Their Own Security, 1969
Kissinger Advocates a Hard-line
Toward Chile's Salvadore Allende, 1970
Kissinger Delineates a Five-Point
Covert Program for Chile, 1970
Nixon Discusses "Philosophy" with Mao Zedong, 1972
Nixon and Kissinger Bomb the "Bejesus"
Out of North Vietnam, 1972
U.N. Security Council Resolution 338
Calls for Arab-Israeli Ceasefire Negotiations, 1973
Israeli Prime Minister
Out a Tough Negotiating Position, 1973
PLO Chair Yasser Arafat Condemns
Zionism and Western Imperialism, 1974
Secretary of State Kissinger
Defines and Defends D?tente, 1974
Essays
D?tente: Restraining Dissent and Pursuing Peace
The Irrationality of War in Vietnam
Peace Through D?tente
Short-term Success at the Expense of Enduring Peace
Further Reading
The Cold War Ends And The Post-Cold War Era Begins
Documents
President
Condemns the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, 1980
The CIA Analyzes Soviet
Prospects in Afghanistan, 1980
President Ronald Reagan
Denounces the Soviet Union, 1981
Reagan and Gorbachev Spar
Over Nuclear Weapons Reduction, 1986
The Soviet Reformer Georgi
Arbatov Explains the "New Thinking" in the Soviet Union, 1989
Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh
Reports on Official Wrong-doing in Iran Contra, 1992
President
Proclaims Cold War Victory, 1990
President
Applauds America's Globalism
Warns Against a New Isolationism, 1995
Essays
Reagan's Peace Through Strength
Gorbachev's Dream of World Peace
Odd Arne Westad?
Reagan's Cold War Military
Anti-Americanism in Afghanistan
Cold War Triumphalism and U.S.-led Globalization
Further Reading
9-11, And The Middle East. Documents
President
Asks, "Why Do They Hate Us?" 2001
Al Qaeda's Osama bin Laden
Proclaims, "God Has Given Them Back What They Deserve," 2001
Bush Excoriates an Axis of Evil, 2002
The Bush Administration
Articulates a Strategy of Preemption, 2002
French President Jacques
Chirac Defends UN Multilateralism, 2003
The Scholar Rashid
Khalidi Explains
Anti-Americanism in the Middle East, 2004
Israel's Prime Minister
Lauds the U.S.-Israeli Partnership
States Peace Terms, 2006
Secretary of State-designate
Diplomacy and "Smart Power," 2009
President
Vows to Temper Power with Negotiation, 2009
Essays
Bush's Bold Grand Strategy and Mixed Performance
Bush's Ideological Excess
Scandalous Incompetence
Further Reading
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