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Major Problems in American Foreign Relations Since 1914 Vol. 2 : Documents and Essays

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6th
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9780618370399

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0618370390
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Pub. Date:
10/20/2006
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Cengage Learning
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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 students to test the interpretations of distinguished historians and draw their own conclusions about the history of American foreign policy. This text serves as an effective educational tool for courses on U.S. foreign policy, recent U.S. history, or 20th Century U.S. history.The Sixth Edition incorporates coverage of the post-Cold War era as well as new material that examines the role of gender, race, and national identity in American foreign policy.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Approaching the Study of American Foreign Relations
1(32)
Essays
The World-System, Hegemony, and Decline
3(4)
Thomas J. McCormick
Cultural Interactions
7(5)
Emily S. Rosenberg
The Gendering of Peoples and Nations
12(4)
Andrew Rotter
Race and the American Century
16(7)
Gerald C. Horne
National Security, Core Values, and Power
23(3)
Melvyn P. Leffler
Bureaucratic Politics and Policy Outcomes
26(4)
J. Garry Clifford
Further Reading
30(3)
Woodrow Wilson, the First World War, and the League Fight
33(212)
Documents
The First Lusitania Note Requests Germany to Halt Submarine Warfare, 1915
35(1)
President Woodrow Wilson Asks Congress to Declare War Against Germany, 1917
36(2)
Senator Robert M. La Follette Voices His Dissent, 1917
38(1)
Wilson Proclaims U.S. War Aims: The Fourteen Points, 1918
39(2)
Articles 10 Through 16 of the League of Nations Covenant, 1919
41(1)
Wilson Defends the Peace Treaty and League, 1919
42(5)
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Proposes Reservations to the League Covenant, 1919
47(1)
Essays
From Peace to War: Progressive Internationalists Confront the Forces of Reaction
48(149)
Thomas J. Knock
Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace Questions the ``Get Tough'' Policy, 1946
197(2)
Soviet Ambassador Nikolai Novikov Identifies a U.S. Drive for World Supremacy, 1946
199(3)
The Truman Doctrine Calls for Aid to Greece and Turkey to Contain Totalitarianism, 1947
202(2)
The Marshall Plan (Economic Cooperation Act) Provides Aid for European Reconstruction, 1948
204(1)
The National Security Council Paper No. 68 (NSC-68) Reassesses the Soviet Threat and Recommends a Military Buildup, 1950
205(3)
Essays
Secrets and Threats: Atomic Diplomacy and Soviet-American Antagonism
208(10)
Barton J. Bernstein
Provincialism and Confrontation: President Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the Cold War
218(8)
Arnold A. Offner
Two Cold War Empires: Imposition vs. Multilateralism
226(16)
John Lewis Gaddis
Further Reading
242(3)
The Korean War and Containment in Asia
245(43)
Documents
U.S. Ambassador John Leighton Stuart Reports Mao's Overture, 1949
248(2)
The National Security Council Extends Containment to Asia, December 1949
250(4)
Secretary of State Dean Acheson Defines the Defense Perimeter in Asia, 1950
254(2)
North Korean Leader Kim Il Sung Pleads for Soviet Support, January 1950
256(1)
President Harry S. Truman and His Advisers Confer at the ``Blair House Meeting,'' June 26, 1950
257(3)
Chinese Leader Mao Zedong Informs Joseph Stalin of China's Decision to Enter the Korean War, 1950
260(1)
General Douglas MacArthur Dismisses the Likelihood of Chinese Intervention, 1950
261(1)
MacArthur's ``No Substitute for Victory'' Speech, 1951
262(2)
Essays
Korea's Civil War and the Roots of U.S. Intervention
264(10)
Bruce Cumings
Korea: Stalin's Expansionist Gamble
274(6)
Vladislov Zubok
Constantine Pleshakov
The Lost Chance for Peace: Washington Rejected Chinese Communist Overtures
280(6)
Thomas J. Christensen
Further Reading
286(2)
Dwight D. Eisenhower and Nuclear Arms
288(37)
Documents
National Security Council Paper No. 162/2 (NSC-162/2) Promotes Atomic Power, 1953
291(1)
Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and President Dwight D. Eisenhower Threaten to Use Nuclear Weapons: The Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1955
292(1)
The National Security Council Discusses the Ramifications of Sputnik, 1957
293(3)
The National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE) Protests the Nuclear Arms Race, 1957
296(1)
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev Reflects on the Nuclear Arms Race, 1970
297(2)
Senator John F. Kennedy Presses for More Military Spending to Close the Missile Gap, 1960
299(1)
Eisenhower Warns Against the ``Military-Industrial Complex,'' 1961
300(2)
Essays
Eisenhower's Heroic but Failed Crusade Against Militarization
302(11)
Michael S. Sherry
Eisenhower's Reckless Nuclear Gamble over the Taiwan Strait
313(10)
Gordon H. Chang
He Di
Further Reading
323(2)
Cold War Culture and the ``Third World''
325(42)
Documents
Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq Defends the Nationalization of Oil, 1951
328(3)
U.S. Ambassador Loy Henderson Questions Mossadeq's Mental Stability, 1952
331(1)
President John F. Kennedy Launches the Peace Corps, 1961
332(1)
JFK Enlists Youth and Idealism in the Peace Corps, 1961
333(1)
A Peace Corps Volunteer Describes Life in Ghana, 1964
334(2)
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Plans for Tourism, 1949
336(2)
Modernity Goes on Display: San Juan's Caribe Hilton Hotel, 1949
338(1)
A Puerto Rican Cartoon Satirizes U.S. Tourists, 1960
339(1)
Essays
Culture Clash: Gender, Oil, and Iranian Nationalism
340(8)
Mary Ann Heiss
Cultural Cooperation: The Peace Corps in Ghana
348(7)
Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
Cultural Negotiation: U.S. Tourism in Puerto Rico
355(10)
Dennis Merrill
Further Reading
365(2)
Cuba and the Missile Crisis
367(47)
Documents
CIA Assassination Plots Against Cuban Leader Fidel Castro (1960--1965), 1975
369(3)
Guidelines for Operation Mongoose, 1962
372(1)
Missiles Photographed in Cuba: President John F. Kennedy Meets with His Advisers, October 16, 1962
373(6)
Kennedy Addresses the Nation, October 22, 1962
379(3)
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev Asks for a U.S. No-Invasion Pledge, October 26, 1962
382(2)
Khrushchev Requests U.S. Removal of Jupiter Missiles from Turkey, October 27, 1962
384(1)
Kennedy and ExComm Consider Trading the Jupiter Missiles in Turkey, October 27, 1962
385(1)
Soviet Official Anastas I. Mikoyan and Fidel Castro Debate and Review the Crisis, November 4--5, 1962
386(2)
Essays
Patient Diplomacy and Measured Pressure: JFK's Finest Hour
388(13)
Robert Dallek
Spinning Out of Control: Kennedy's War Against Cuba and the Missile Crisis
401(11)
Thomas G. Paterson
Further Reading
412(2)
The Vietnam War
414(41)
Documents
The Vietnamese Declaration of Independence, 1945
417(1)
Final Declaration of the Geneva Conference on Indochina, 1954
418(1)
North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap Outlines His People's War Strategy, 1961
419(2)
The Tonkin Gulf Resolution Authorizes the President to use Force, 1964
421(1)
A Bureaucratic Insider Laments the Momentum Against Negotiation, November 1964
422(1)
President Lyndon B. Johnson's Advisers Chart the Path to Military Escalation, December 1964
423(2)
Chinese Leader Mao Zedong Urges the North Vietnamese to Fight On, 1965
425(1)
Senator J. William Fulbright Decries the ``Arrogance of Power,'' 1966
426(2)
Former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara Concludes That He Erred, 1995
428(1)
Essays
International Capitalism and Communism Collide with Vietnamese Nationalism
429(8)
Robert Buzzanco
Lyndon Johnson and His Bureaucracy Choose War
437(9)
Fredrik Logevall
An Unwinnable War
446(6)
Robert K. Brigham
Further Reading
452(3)
Richard M. Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, the Grand Strategy, and Detente
455(41)
Documents
President Richard M. Nixon Recalls His Initial Goals (1968), 1978
457(2)
The Nixon Doctrine Calls on Asian Nations to Take Responsibility for Their Own Security, 1969
459(1)
Nixon Explains the Five Power Centers of the New Global Economy, 1971
460(2)
Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger Defines Detente, 1974
462(2)
U.S. Covert Action in Chile (1963--1973), 1975
464(4)
The Journalist Anthony Lewis Blasts Kissinger's Record, 1977
468(3)
Essays
Nixon's Innovative Grand Design and the Wisdom of Detente
471(9)
Joan Hoff
Why Detente Failed
480(9)
Raymond L. Garthoff
Kissinger's Realism Without Morality
489(5)
Walter Isaacson
Further Reading
494(2)
The Cold War Ends and the Post--Cold War Era Begins
496(40)
Documents
President Ronald Reagan Denounces the Soviet Union, 1981
499(1)
Reagan Touts U.S. Military Power and Introduces the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), 1983
499(2)
Reagan Defends SDI After the Reykjavik Summit Meeting, 1986
501(2)
Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev Criticizes SDI After the Reykjavik Summit Meeting, 1986
503(2)
Soviet Reformer Georgi Arbatov Explains the ``New Thinking'' in the Soviet Union, 1989
505(3)
President George Bush Proclaims Cold War Victory, 1990
508(2)
President William J. Clinton Applauds America's Globalism and Warns Against a New Isolationism, 1995
510(2)
President George W. Bush Jettisons the Multilateral Kyoto Protocol on the Environment, 2001
512(1)
Essays
Superpower Decline and Hegemonic Survival
513(7)
Thomas G. Paterson
President Ronald Reagan's Successful Strategy of Negotiating from Strength
520(8)
John Lewis Gaddis
The Limits of American Post-Cold War Power
528(5)
Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Further Reading
533(3)
September 11, 2001, and Anti-Americanism in the Muslim World
536(52)
Documents
President Franklin D. Roosevelt Befriends King Ibn Saud, 1945
540(1)
The National Security Council Weighs U.S. Options in the Middle East, 1948
541(4)
Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser Justifies Nationalizing the Suez Canal, 1956
545(1)
The Palestinian National Covenant Calls for the Liberation of Palestine, 1968
546(2)
The Carter Doctrine Announces U.S. Intention to Repel Aggression in the Persian Gulf, 1980
548(2)
President George Bush Declares a New World Order During the Persian Gulf Crisis, 1990
550(1)
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Pleads for Peace, 1993
551(1)
President George W. Bush Asks, ``Why Do They Hate Us?'' 2001
551(3)
Osama bin Laden Proclaims, ``God Has Given Them Back What They Deserve,'' 2001
554(1)
President Bush Makes the Case for War on Iraq, 2003
555(3)
Essays
The Revolt of Islam
558(15)
Bernard Lewis
A Clash with U.S. Foreign Policy
573(11)
Ussama Makdisi
A Clash Between Globalization and Tradition
584(4)
Robert Wright
Further Reading
588


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