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Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations from 1897 / Edition 1
     

Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations from 1897 / Edition 1

by Howard Jones
 

ISBN-10: 0842029184

ISBN-13: 9780842029186

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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

Overview

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.

About the Author:
Howard Jones is University Research Professor of History at the University of Alabama

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842029186
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents


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

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