Crucible of Power A History of American Foreign Relations from 1897

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2008-03-20
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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In this updated edition of Crucible of Power, Howard Jones has included a number of revisions and additions aimed at making the book more attractive to students, teachers, and general readers. A new final chapter brings the story of America's foreign relations as close to the present as possible by focusing on President George W. Bush and his dealing with 9/11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the global war on terrorism. Among other changes, every chapter now has at least one excerpt from a key document of the period, allowing the reader to examine historical evidence firsthand in hopes of providing a feel for the period involved, promoting an understanding of history through the eyes of its participants, and showing how the historian determines the important facts relevant to reconstructing a meaningful narrative. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Howard Jones is University Research Professor of History at the University of Alabama

Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
U.S. Imperialism and the New Manifest Destiny, 1897-1900p. 1
Theodore Roosevelt and the Search for World Order, 1900-1913p. 31
Woodrow Wilson and Missionary Diplomacy: Prologue to U.S. Entry into World War I, 1913-1917p. 57
World War I and the League of Nations, 1917-1921p. 91
The Independent Internationalism of the United States, 1921-1933p. 121
The Coming of World War II, 1933-1939p. 145
From Europe to Pearl Harbor, 1939-1941p. 175
Wartime Diplomacy and the Origins of the Cold War, 1941-1945p. 203
Cold War and Containment in Europe and the Near East, 1945-1950p. 241
Cold War and Containment in East Asia, 1950-1953p. 277
Containment Continued: The Eisenhower Years, 1953-1961p. 303
Containment at the Brink: Kennedy and Cuba, 1961-1963p. 343
Containment in Collapse: Johnson and Vietnam, 1963-1969p. 379
Vietnamization through Detente: A New Containment, 1969-1977p. 417
The New World Order: Jimmy Carter and the Diplomacy of Human Rights, 1977-1981p. 455
Cold War II: Reagan and the Revival of Containment, 1981-1989p. 485
The End of the Cold War and the Outbreak of Regional Conflicts, 1989-2001p. 525
President George W. Bush and Missionary Diplomacy: 9/11, the Preemptive War with Iraq, and the Global War on Terrorism, 2001-p. 569
Indexp. 609
About the Authorp. 621
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