American Visions of the Netherlands East Indies/Indonesia: U. S. Foreign Policy and Indonesian Nationalism 1920-1949 / Edition 1

American Visions of the Netherlands East Indies/Indonesia: U. S. Foreign Policy and Indonesian Nationalism 1920-1949 / Edition 1

by Frances Gouda, Thijs Brocades Zaalberg
     
 

The result of a Fulbright senior research fellowship celebrating the simultaneous 50th anniversaries of the Fulbright Exchange Foundation and the Indonesian Republic, this book offers a new perspective on American attitudes toward Dutch colonial rule and Indonesia’s struggle for independence. Drawing on extensive research in American, Dutch, Indonesian, and

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The result of a Fulbright senior research fellowship celebrating the simultaneous 50th anniversaries of the Fulbright Exchange Foundation and the Indonesian Republic, this book offers a new perspective on American attitudes toward Dutch colonial rule and Indonesia’s struggle for independence. Drawing on extensive research in American, Dutch, Indonesian, and Australian diplomatic records and archival documents, as well as the archives of the United Nations, the authors give a new overview of the political background and changing rationale of American foreign policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789053564790
Publisher:
Amsterdam University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
American Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments9
Abbreviations and Glossary13
Introduction17
Ch. 1American Foreign Policy and the End of Dutch Colonial Rule in Southeast Asia: An Overview25
Ch. 2"It's 1776 in Indonesia"44
Ch. 3The United States and the Dutch East Indies: the Celebration of Capitalism in West and East during the 1920's66
Ch. 4American Visions of Colonial Indonesia from the Great Depression to the Growing Fear of Japan, 1930-193883
Ch. 5The Specter of Japan and America's Recognition of the Indonesian Archipelago's Strategic Importance, 1938-1945100
Ch. 6The Politics of Independence in the Republik Indonesia and International Reactions, 1945-1949119
Ch. 7The Emerging Cold War and American Perspectives on Decolonization in Southeast Asia in the Postwar Era142
Ch. 8Indonesia's Struggle for Independence and Outside World: England, Australia, and the United States in Search of a Peaceful Solution165
Ch. 9Armed Conflict, the United Nations' Good Offices Committee, and the Renville Agreement: America's Involvement in Trying to Reach a Settlement200
Ch. 10Soviet Strategies in Southeast Asia and Indonesian Politics: US Foreign Policy Adrift during the Course of 1948237
Ch. 11Rescuing the Republic's Moderates from Soviet Communism: Washington's Conversion to Unequivocal Support of Indonesia's Independence266
Epilogue294
Archival Sources and Selective Bibliography306
Sources of Illustrations313
Notes315
Index369

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