9780393964769

AMER AGE 2E V2 PA

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    9780393964769

  • ISBN10:

    0393964760

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-02-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

In this leading text, Walter LaFeber offers a comprehensive history of American foreign relations from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. His narrative account features several major themes: the connections between U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics; the impact of American economic development on foreign policy interests; popular culture, particularly film, as a filter for public opinion on American commitments abroad; the roles of public opinion, leadership, and bureaucracy in the formation of policy.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
xi
Preface to the Second Edition xiii
Preface to the First Edition xvii
The Roots of American Foreign Policy (1492--1789)
5(35)
The Beginnings: Gold, God, and Paradise
5(3)
The City on a Hill---and on the Water
8(2)
The First Americans
10(1)
The American ``Multiplication Table'' and the European Power Struggle
11(2)
Benjamin Franklin and the Problems of a Rising People
13(2)
The Road to Revolution (1763--1775)
15(3)
The Foreign Policy of Independence (1776)
18(3)
The French Trap
21(6)
Bittersweet Results of Peace
27(1)
To the Constitution: ``What Will Render Us Respectable Abroad?''
28(4)
The ``Grand Machine'' of the Constitution
32(2)
Great Losers: The Antifederalists
34(1)
Notes
35(2)
For Further Reading
37(3)
A Second Struggle for Independence and Union (1789--1815)
40(31)
Liberty and Empires
40(2)
The Framework: The United States (1789--1814)
42(3)
Chosen People, the British Empire, and the French Revolution
45(3)
A Turn: From Jay to X Y Z
48(4)
Jefferson and Louisiana
52(6)
The Second War for Independence and Union
58(5)
From Near-Catastrophe to Near-Victory
63(4)
Notes
67(2)
For Further Reading
69(2)
The First, the Last: John Quincy Adams and the Monroe Doctrine (1815--1828)
71(23)
Windmills, Clipper Ships, and Good Feelings
71(3)
Adams
74(3)
Setting the Stage
77(1)
The Transcontinental Treaty
78(2)
Opening ``A Great Tragic Volume''---and July 4, 1821
80(3)
The Monroe Doctrine
83(5)
Great Losers: Adams the President
88(3)
Notes
91(1)
For Further Reading
92(2)
The Amphibious Expansion of a Sixty-Five-Hundred-Thousand-Horsepower Steam Engine (1828--1850)
94(36)
The Context: Manifest Destiny and Railroads in Russia
94(5)
Removing Native Americans
99(2)
The Road to China
101(3)
Texas, Maria Child, and James K. Polk
104(4)
Webster, Polk, and Looking John Bull in the Eye
108(7)
The ``Fire-Brand in the Body'': The Mexican War and Slavery
115(6)
Two Near-Misses and a Near-Settlement
121(3)
Manifest Destiny in Central America
124(1)
The Legacies of Manifest Destiny and James K. Polk
125(1)
Notes
126(2)
For Further Reading
128(2)
The Climax of Early U.S. Foreign Policy: The Civil War (1850--1865)
130(27)
Foreign Policy as a Cause of the Civil War
130(2)
Young America: South, North, and at Home
132(3)
Whigs and Asia
135(3)
Seward: Prophet of U.S.-Russian Relations
138(3)
Central America and Cuba
141(4)
Lincoln and the Foreign-Policy Dreams of 1860--1861
145(4)
The Diplomacy of the Civil War
149(4)
Notes
153(2)
For Further Reading
155(2)
Laying the Foundations for ``Superpowerdom'' (1865--1896)
157(36)
Legacies of the Civil War
157(2)
The Context of the Era: Triumph and Tragedy
159(6)
A Chronology of Postwar Expansion: The Alaska Purchase and a Backlash
165(2)
A Chronology of Postwar Expansion: Winning the West
167(4)
A Chronology of Postwar Expansion: Africa and Latin America
171(7)
A Chronology of Postwar Expansion: The Pacific and Asia
178(5)
The 1865-to-1896 Era: A Conclusion
183(4)
Notes
187(2)
For Further Reading
189(4)
Turning Point: The McKinley Years (1896--1900)
193(39)
The Significance of the Late 1890s
193(1)
McKinley and McKinleyism
194(3)
Two Crises, One War
197(5)
``A Splendid Little War...''
202(7)
...For Control of Cuba and Puerto Rico
209(3)
...And the Conquest of the Filipinos
212(5)
McKinley's Triumphs in China
217(7)
...And a Final Triumph at Home
224(3)
Notes
227(3)
For Further Reading
230(2)
The Search for Opportunity: Rough Riders and Dollar Diplomats (1901--1913)
232(37)
Theodore Roosevelt and Twentieth-Century U.S. Foreign Policy
232(4)
The American Search for Opportunity: A New Presidency for a New Foreign Policy
236(3)
East, North, and South to an Isthmian Canal
239(6)
A Great Departure: The Roosevelt Corollary
245(5)
The Fateful Triangle: The United States, China, and Japan, 1900--1908
250(6)
Taft, Knox, and Dollar Diplomacy
256(2)
Dollar Diplomacy in Asia
258(2)
Dollar Diplomacy in Latin America and Canada
260(3)
The Irony of 1900--1913
263(2)
Notes
265(2)
For Further Reading
267(2)
Wilsonians, Revolutions, and War (1913--1917)
269(33)
The World of Woodrow Wilson
269(5)
Wilson and Revolution: China
274(3)
Wilson and Revolutions: Mexico (or, Painting the Fence Post White)
277(4)
Wilson and Revolutions: Central America and the Caribbean
281(3)
The United States and World War I: Legality versus Neutrality (1914--1916)
284(7)
The Decisions for War (1916--1917)
291(6)
Notes
297(2)
For Further Reading
299(3)
Victors without Peace (1917--1920)
302(33)
Wilson's Approach to War and Peace
302(2)
Over There: The Western Front
304(3)
Over There: In Soviet Russia
307(6)
Preparing for Paris
313(3)
The ``Black Cloud'' over Paris
316(3)
At Paris: The Price of the Covenant
319(3)
At Paris: A ``Sanitary Cordon'' Instead of a ``Sanitary Europe''
322(3)
In Washington: The Defect of the Covenant
325(5)
Notes
330(2)
For Further Reading
332(3)
U.S. Presidents and Secretaries of State 335(4)
General Bibliography 339(6)
Acknowledgments to the First Edition 345(2)
Photo Credits 347(2)
Index 349

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