American Foreign Relations A History, Volume 2: Since 1895

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  • Copyright: 2009-03-27
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This best-selling text presents the best synthesis of current scholarship available to emphasize the theme of expansionism and its manifestations. Volume 2 includes recently declassified documents, and provides the opportunity to consider new perspectives on topics such as the American intervention in the Bolshevik Revolution, the origins of the Cold War and the Korean War, and the Cuban missile crisis. The Seventh Edition boasts a companion website that correlates directly to the text. The site offers color images to use in classroom discussion, key documents, audio transcripts, and tips on conducting effective research projects.

Table of Contents

Imperialist Leap, 1895-1900
Diplomatic Crossroad: The Maine, McKinley, and War, 1898
The Venezuela Crisis of 1895
Men of Empire
Cleveland and McKinley Confront Cuba Libre, 1895-1898
What if?Spain had granted independence to Cuba in 1898?
The Spanish-American-Cuban-Filipino War
Men Versus "Aunties": The Debate over Empire in the United States
Imperial Collisions in Asia: The Philippine Insurrection and the Open Door in China
The Elbows of a World Power, 1895-1900
Managing, Policing, and Extending the Empire, 1900-1914
Diplomatic Crossroad: Severing Panama from Colombia for the Canal, 1903
Architects of Empire
Cuba's Limited Independence Under the Platt Amendment
The Constable of the Caribbean: The Roosevelt Corollary, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic
Ordering Haiti and Nicaragua
Resisting Revolution in Mexico
Japan, China, and Dollar Diplomacy in Asia
Anglo-American Rapprochement and Empire Building
What if?manliness and civilization had not become linked in the minds of American leaders in period 1900-1917?
War, Peace, and Revolution in the Time of Wilson, 1914-1920
Diplomatic Crossroad: The Sinking of the Lusitania, 1915
The Travails of Neutrality
Submarines, Neutral Rights, and Mediation Efforts
Wilson's Choices Bring America into World War
The Debate over Preparedness
The Doughboys Make the Difference in Europe
The Fourteen Points and a Contentious Peace Conference
Principle, Personality, Health, and Partisanship: The League Fight
What if?the president had accepted Senate reservations and the United States had joined the League of Nations in 1919-1920?
Red Scare at Home and Abroad: Bolshevism and Intervention in Russia
The Whispering Gallery of Global Disorder
Descending into Europe's Maelstrom, 1920-1939
Diplomatic Crossroad: Roosevelt Extends America's Frontier to the Rhine, 1939
"Prize Fighters with a Very Long Reach": The Independent Internationalists
Economic and Cultural Expansion in a Rickety World
Seekers of a World Without War
Cold as Steel: Soviet-American Encounters
Hitler's Germany, Appeasement, and the Outbreak of War
American Isolationism and Myopic Neutrality
What if?President Franklin D. Roosevelt had vetoed the Neutrality Acts in the 1930s?
Roosevelt Shifts and Congress Balks on the Eve of War
Asia, Latin America, and the Vagaries of Power, 1920-1939
Diplomatic Crossroad: The Manchurian Crisis, 1931-1932
A Question of Power
Facing Japan: The Washington Naval Disarmament Conference and China
Japan's Footsteps Toward Pacific Hegemony
What if?Americans had not sympathized with China over Japan after 1931?
Being "Neighborly" in Latin America
Creating "Frankenstein" Dictators in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Haiti
Subverting Nationalism in Cuba and Puerto Rico
Accommodating Mexico
Pan Americanism and Hemispheric Defense on the Eve of War
Survival and Spheres: the Allies and the Second World War, 1939-1945
Diplomatic Crossroad: The Atlantic Charter Conference, 1941
Juggling Between War and Peace, 1939-1941
The Road to Pearl Harbor: Japanese-American Relations, 1939-1941
The Big Three: Strategies and Fissures, 1941-1943
What if?the Allies had opened a second front in France before 1944?
China Tangles
Bystanders to the Holocaust
Planning the Postwar Peace, 1943-1945
Compromises at Yalta
To Each Its Own: Allied Divergence and Spheres of Influence
The Potsdam Conference and the Legacy of World War II
All-Embracing Struggle: the Cold War Begins, 1945-1950
Diplomatic Crossroad: Atomic Bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945
Truman, Stalin, and the U.S.-Soviet Clash
Challenging the Soviets in Eastern Europe
"Getting Tough": Early Cold War Crises
What if?the United States and the Soviet Union had reached an agreement in 1946 to prevent the spread of atomic weapons? "A Bolt of Lightning": The Truman Doctrine, Israel, and Containment
Europe Divided: The Marshall Plan, Germany, and NATO
Allies and Adversaries in Asia
The People's Republic of China and U.S. Nonrecognition
A Cold War Culture Emerges
Cold War Prism: The Korean War and Eisenhower -Dulles Foreign Relations, 1950-1961
Diplomatic Crossroad: The Decision to Intervene in the Korean War, 1950
The Korean War and the "Trojan Horse" of American National Security
"The Great Equation": Eisenhower's Foreign Policy
Dulles, the New Look, and McCarthyism
The Glacier Grinds On: Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the Cold War
Missiles, Berlin, and the U-2 Mess
To the Brink with China, To the Market with Japan
Nationalism, Neutralism, and the Third World
"Batten Down the Hatches": Reform and Resistance in the Middle East and Latin America
What if?the United States had used diplomacy rather than covert action to confront Third World nationalism during the 1950s?
American Cultural Expansion and the Cold War
Passing the Torch: The Vietnam Years, 1961-1969
Diplomatic Crossroad: The Tet Offensive in Vietnam, 1968
Vietnamese Wars Before 1961
Bear Any Burden?: John F. Kennedy and His Foreign Policy Team
Arms Buildup, Berlin Crisis, and Nation Building
The Most Dangerous Area in the World: The Cuban Revolution and Latin America
Spinning Out of Control: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Laos, Vietnam, and the Kennedy Legacy
What if?John F. Kennedy had lived to make key decisions on the Vietnam War?
Nose to Nose: Lyndon B. Johnson and the World
"The Biggest Damned Mess": Johnson's War
Hawks, Doves, Comrades, and Adversaries
D?tente and Disequilibrium, 1969-1981
Diplomatic Crossroad: Richard M. Nixon's Trip to China, 1972
Nixon, Kissinger, and Their Critics
D?tente, SALT, and the Nuclear Arms Race
Regional Tails Wagging the Superpower Dogs: The Middle East
Thinking Globally: Relations with Latin America and Africa
Number One Challenged: Economic Competition, Environmental Distress, and the North-South Debate
No Mere Footnote: Vietnamization, Cambodia, and a Wider War
The Peace Agreement, Withdrawal, and Defeat
The Many Lessons and Questions of Vietnam
Mixed Signals: Carter's Contradictory Course
Engaging the Third World: Latin America and Africa
Middle East Highs and Lows: Camp David and the Iranian Hostage Crisis
What if?the Iranian hostage rescue mission had succeeded?
D?tente's Downfall: Soviet-American Rivalry, Afghanistan, and the Carter Record
A New World Order?
Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, 1981-2001
Diplomatic Crossroad: The Berlin Wall Comes Down, 1989
Gorbachev and the Earthquakes of 1989-1991
Ronald Reagan's Mission to Revive American Hegemony
Soviet-American Crises and the Antinuclear Movement
Civil Wars and Interventionism: Central America and the Caribbean
Hornets' Nests in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia
Indispensable Nation: Bush, Clinton, and the Post-Cold War World
Russian Disintegration, German Reunification, NATO Expansion, Balkan Hell
Hope and Tragedy in Africa
What if?the United States had killed Osama bin Laden in August 1998?
Invasions and Implosions in Latin America
Mideast Imbroglios
Feuding and Trading with China, Vietnam, and Japan
Between Two Worlds: Reagan, Bush, Clinton and the Legacies of the Cold War
Millennial America: Foreign Relations Since 2001
Diplomatic Crossroad: 9/11 and After
Rise of the Vulcans: Bush and His War Cabinet
Present at a New Creation: The War on Terror, Afghanistan, and the Bush Doctrine
"Slam Dunk": Justifying the Iraq War
Mission Accomplished?: The Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
Containing Evil and Spreading Freedom: The Bush Policy Toward the Middle East and Asia
Getting a Sense of Their Souls: Europe, Latin America, and Africa in the Twenty-First Century
Transnational Challenges and Opportunities
What if?Al Gore had become president in 2001?
Appendix: Makers of American Foreign Relations
General Bibliography
General Reference Works
Overviews of Relations with Countries, Regions, and Other Places of the World, Including Atlases and Gazetteers, Annual Surveys and Chronologies, Bibliographies, Biographical Aids, Chronologies, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, and Statistics
Overviews of Subjects, Including Atlases, Annual Surveys, Bibliographies, Biographical Aids, Chronologies, Encyclopedias, and Statistics
Maps And Graphs
The Great Powers in Asia, 1900
Panama Canal Zone
U.S. Interventions in the Caribbean and Central America
The Lusitania and U-20
The Outbreak of World War I Summer 1914
Europe Reshaped by War and Peace
The Weight of the United States in the World Economy
The Contracting Spiral of World Trade
Japanese Expansion to 1941
The German Onslaught 1939-1942
The Allies Push Japan Back, 1942-1945
Changes in Europe After World War II
Changes in Asia After World War II
The Korean War, 1950-1953
Africa in 1945
Africa in 2000
Southeast Asia and the Vietnam War
The Middle East
The United States and Latin America Since 1945
U.S. Dependence on Imports of Raw Materials, 1980
Transformations: Russia, the Former Soviet Republics, Eastern Europe, and Germany
World Arms Exports, 1992-1994
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