American Foreign Relations A History, Volume 1: To 1920

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2009-03-31
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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. 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

Embryo of Empire: Americans and the World Before 1789
Diplomatic Crossroad: Jay, Franklin, Adams, and Negotiations for Independence, 1782
Reaching for Independence: Ideology and Commercial Power
Opportunity and Necessity: Alliance with France
What f?France had not formally allied with the United States beginning in 1778?
Suspicious Suitors in Europe
A Separate Peace: The Treaty of Paris
Ill-Treated under the Articles of Confederation
The New Constitution and the Legacy of the Founding Generation
Independence, Expansion, and War, 1789-1815
Diplomatic Crossroad: The Chesapeake Affair, 1807
The French Revolution Reverberates in America
Commerce, Politics, and Diplomacy: Jay's Treaty
Pinckney's Treaty, France, and Washington's Farewell
Skillful Fencing: The XYZ Affair and the Quasi-War with France
Jefferson's Empire for Liberty?
European Madhouse: Blockades, Neutral Trade, and Impressment, 1803-1807
"Peaceable Coercion" and the Path to the War of 1812
In All the Tenses: Why War Came
What if?President Madison had not asked Congress for war in 1812?
Wartime Diplomacy and the Peace of Ghent
The Legacy of a War Neither Won Nor Lost
Extending and Preserving the Sphere, 1815-1848
Diplomatic Crossroad: Mexican-American War on the Rio Grande, 1846
Expanding the Sphere: Manifest Destiny
Commercial Ambitions in the Pacific
John Quincy Adams, the Floridas, and the Transcontinental Treaty
The Monroe Doctrine Sets the Compass
Measuring John Bull: Trade, Canada, and Other Intersections
Contest over the Oregon Country
The Texas Bombshell
The War with Mexico and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
What if?Nicholas P. Trist had not negotiated a peace treaty with Mexico in 1848?
The Lessons and Costs of Expansion, 1815-1848
Expansionism, Sectionalism, and Civil War, 1848-1865
Diplomatic Crossroad: William Walker and Manifest Manhood in Central America, 1855-1860
Sectionalism and Sputtering Expansionism
The South's Dream of Empire
Cuban Allure
Openings to East Asia
Anglo-American D?tente, an Isthmian Canal, and Central America
The American Civil War and International Relations
British "Lookers On" Across the Atlantic
What if?Great Britain had recognized the Confederacy during the Civil War?
War as Catalyst
Establishing Regional Hegemony and Global Power, 1865-1895
Diplomatic Crossroad: The Foiled Grab of the Dominican Republic, 1869-1870
The Culture of Expansionism and Imperialism
Economic Expansion and Imperial Rivalry
Toward Command of the Seas: The New Navy
Secretary William H. Seward Projects the Future
Great Britain, Canada, and North American Disputes
Americans in Asia: China, Japan, and Korea
Pacific Prizes: Hawai'i and Samoa
What if?there had been no McKinley Tariff in 1890?
Eyeing Africa
Latin America Moves into the Yankee Vortex
Going Global
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 the 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
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 United States After the Treaty of Paris
American Naval Battles, 1798-1815
Looking West
The War with Mexico
Indian Removal from the South
United States Territorial Expansion
The Southern Perspective on Expansion
The Asian Frontier
The Rise of U.S. Economic Power in the World
The Colonization of Africa, Turn of the Century
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
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