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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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780547225692
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/27/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 588
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas G. Paterson, professor emeritus of history at the University of Connecticut, graduated from the University of New Hampshire (B.A., 1963) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., 1968). He is the author of Soviet-American Confrontation (1973), Meeting the Communist Threat (1988), On Every Front (1992), Contesting Castro (1994), America Ascendant (with J. Garry Clifford, 1995), and A People and a Nation (with Mary Beth Norton et al., 2001). Tom is also the editor of Cold War Critics (1971), Kennedy's Quest for Victory (1989), Imperial Surge (with Stephen G. Rabe, 1992), The Origins of the Cold War (with Robert McMahon, 1999), Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations (with Michael J. Hogan, 2004), and Major Problems in American Foreign Relations (with Dennis Merrill, 2010). With Bruce Jentleson, he served as senior editor for the Encyclopedia of American Foreign Relations (1997). A microfilm edition of The United States and Castro's Cuba, 1950s-1970s: The Paterson Collection appeared in 1999. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of American History and Diplomatic History. A recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, he has directed National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for College Teachers. In 2000 the New England History Teachers Association recognized his excellence in teaching and mentoring with the Kidger Award. Besides visits to many American campuses, Tom has lectured in Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, and Venezuela. He is a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, which in 2008 honored him with the Laura and Norman Graebner Award for "lifetime achievement" in scholarship, service, and teaching. A native of Oregon, Tom is now informally associated with Southern Oregon University.

J. Garry Clifford teaches at the University of Connecticut, where he is a professor of political science and director of its graduate program. Born in Massachusetts, he earned his B.A. from Williams College (1964) and his Ph.D. in history from Indiana University (1969). He has also taught at the University of Tennessee and Dartmouth College and has participated in two National Endowment for the Humanities seminars for high school teachers at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. For his book The Citizen Soldiers (1972), he won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award of the Organization of American Historians. With Norman Cousins, he has edited Memoirs of a Man: Grenville Clark (1975), and with Samuel R. Spencer, Jr., he has written The First Peacetime Draft (1986). He also co-authored America Ascendant (with Thomas G. Paterson, 1995). With Theodore A. Wilson, he edited and contributed to Presidents, Diplomats, and Other Mortals: Essays in Honor of Robert H. Ferrell (2007). Garry's chapters have appeared in Gordon Martel, ed., American Foreign Relations Reconsidered (1994), Michael J. Hogan and Thomas G. Paterson, eds., Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations (1991 and 2004), Arnold A. Offner and Theodore A. Wilson, eds., Victory in Europe, 1945 (2000), and in the Journal of American History, Review of Politics, Mid-America, American Neptune, and Diplomatic History. Garry has served on the editorial board of Diplomatic History as well as on the editorial board of the Modern War Series of the University Press of Kansas. He is currently writing a book on FDR and American intervention in World War II.

Shane J. Maddock is professor of history at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, where he also serves on the faculty of the Martin Institute for Law and Society. Born in North Dakota, he earned his B.A. from Michigan State University (1989) and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut (1997). He also taught at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Shane edited The Nuclear Age (2001) and contributed a chapter to G. Kurt Piehler and Rosemary Mariner, eds., The Atomic Bomb and American Society (2008). He has also published in the Journal of American History, International History Review, Pacific Historical Review, New England Journal of History, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Mid-America, Journal of Military History, American Jewish History, Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, History in Dispute, and Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations. He received fellowships from the Institute for the Study of World Politics, the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and the Hoover, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson presidential libraries. His book, Nuclear Apartheid: The American Quest for Atomic Supremacy will be published by University of North Carolina Press.

Deborah Kisatsky is associate professor of history at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Born in Pennsylvania, she earned her B.A. (1990) and Ph.D. (2001) from the University of Connecticut. Deborah published The United States and the European Right, 1945-1955 with Ohio State University Press in 2005. She has also published in The American Historical Review, Intelligence and National Security, The Historian, Presidential Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, and the Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations. Deborah has received fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Center for European Integration Studies (University of Bonn), the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, and the Harry S. Truman Institute. She is currently writing a book about the life, thought, and transnational legacy of the nineteenth-century communitarian and social radical Adin Ballou.

Kenneth J. Hagan is a professor of strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College, Monterey Program, and professor of history and museum director emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. He previously taught at Claremont McKenna College, Kansas State University, and as an adjunct at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. A native of California, he received his A.B. and M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (1958, 1964) and his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate University (1970). Ken is the author of This People's Navy: The Making of American Sea Power (1991), a comprehensive history of American naval strategy and policy since the Revolution, American Gunboat Diplomacy and the Old Navy, 1877-1889 (1973), and co-author with Ian J. Bickerton of Unintended Consequences: The United States at War (2007), a critical reassessment of ten American wars from the American Revolution to Iraq. His scholarship also includes two edited collections of original essays: In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 30th Anniversary Edition (2008) and, with William Roberts, Against All Enemies: Interpretations of American Military History from Colonial Times to the Present (1986). He has lectured on the history of U.S. naval strategy at the Canadian Forces College, the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, and the U.S. National War College. Ken has given papers on naval and diplomatic history at professional meetings in Sweden, Greece, Turkey, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. In 2006 and 2007 he spoke on naval history at conferences hosted by the Royal Australian Navy in Sydney and Canberra. In 2007 and 2008 he discussed the unintended consequences of war at Oxford University and at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. For thirty years he has advised the Naval ROTC college program on its naval history course.

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Table of Contents

1. 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. 2. 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? 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. DÉTENTE AND DISEQUILIBRIUM, 1969-1981. DIPLOMATIC CROSSROAD: Richard M. Nixon's Trip to China, 1972. Nixon, Kissinger, and Their Critics. Detente, 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? Detente's Downfall: Soviet-American Rivalry, Afghanistan, and the Carter Record. 11. 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. 12. 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. INDEX. 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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