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A Companion to American Foreign Relations

ISBN: 978-0-470-99903-5
576 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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This is an authoritative volume of historiographical essays that survey the state of U.S. diplomatic history. The essays cover the entire range of the history of American foreign relations from the colonial period to the present. They discuss the major sources and analyze the most influential books and articles in the field.

  • Includes discussions of new methodological approaches in diplomatic history.
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Notes on Contributors.

Introduction. (Robert D. Schulzinger).

1. Ideas and Foreign Affairs. (H.W. Brands).

2. As Far As We Can,” Culture and US Foreign Relations. (Susan Brewer).

3. International Environmental Issues. (Kurk Dorsey).

4. The Early National Period, 1775-1815. (Peter P. Hill).

5. American Expansion, 1815-1860. (William E. Weeks).

6. The United States and Imperialism. (Frank Ninkovich).

7. Relations with Africa since 1900. (Andrew DeRoche).

8. History As Victim, The Sorry State of the Study of US-Japanese Relations to 1945. (Michael A. Barnhart).

9. The United States and Latin America, 1889-1941. (Mark T. Gilderhus).

10. Woodrow Wilson and World War I. (Lloyd E. Ambrosius).

11. Recent Explorations Concerning the Interwar Period. (Justus Doenecke).

12. World War II. (Mark A. Stoler).

13. The Early Cold War. (Jeremi Suri)).

14. The United States and Latin America, 1941-1960. (Darlene Rivas).

15. From Containment to Containment? Understanding U.S. China Relations since 1949. (Evelyn Goh and Rosemary Foot).

16. The Korean War. (James I. Matray).

17. Foreign Relations in the 1950s. (Richard H. Immerman).

18. The Vietnam War. (David L. Anderson).

19. Beyond Vietnam: The 1960s. (Randall B. Woods).

20. The Middle East since 1967. (Peter L. Hahn).

21. The United States and Latin America since 1961. (Stephen G. Rabe).

22. Presidential Elections from the Cold War. (Melvin Small).

23. The Era of Détente. (Keith L. Nelson).

24. Nationalism and Regionalism in the Era of Globalization, U.S. Relations with South and Southeast Asia, 1975-2000. (Robert J. McMahon).

25. Conclusion. (Robert D. Schulzinger).

Bibliography.

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Robert D. Schulzinger is Professor of History and Director of the International Affairs Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A former President of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, he is the editor-in-chief of the society's journal, Diplomatic History. Among his many books are A Time For War: The United Stated And Vietnam, (1997) and U.S. Diplomacy since 1900, 5th Edition (2002).
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  • An authoritative historiographical volume that surveys the state of U.S. diplomatic history.

  • 25 essays cover the entire history of American foreign relations from the colonial period to the present.

  • Discusses the major sources and analyzes the most influential books and articles in the field.

  • Includes discussions of new methodological approaches in diplomatic history.
See More
"Indispensable reading for scholars in the field as well as for graduate students preparing for general exams. Covering the entire field of U.S. foreign relations from the colonial era to the present, the essays highlight the rich variety of new approaches that have energized international history over the past three decades."
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“[This] work is truly a companion for professors who need quick and easily digestible information ... and for researchers and students wishing to read more widely.” History

“Indispensible for anyone wishing to understand the background to recent debates over US foreign relations, with essays by leading scholars in a historical field that is among the most innovative — and perhaps, given the current condition of world affairs, the most relevant.” Walter LaFeber, Cornell University

“ This is an extremely valuable guide to the recent scholarly literature on the history of US foreign relations. The contributors, all respected scholars in their fields, show how history and historiography are often inextricably bound together.” Akira Iriye, Harvard University

"This companion should prove an invaluable reference source for scholars and students in the field." Journal of American Studies

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