Dictionary of American Diplomatic History

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An expanded and thoroughly updated new edition of the 1980 dictionary, this is the only reference available that presents concise, analytical articles on the main actors and events in American diplomatic history from the founding of the Republic to the present. It offers separate entries for nearly 600 individuals who have had a significant impact on U.S. foreign policy and for a like number of topics and developments connected with American diplomacy. In his introduction, John Findling discusses the broad range ...

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Overview

An expanded and thoroughly updated new edition of the 1980 dictionary, this is the only reference available that presents concise, analytical articles on the main actors and events in American diplomatic history from the founding of the Republic to the present. It offers separate entries for nearly 600 individuals who have had a significant impact on U.S. foreign policy and for a like number of topics and developments connected with American diplomacy. In his introduction, John Findling discusses the broad range of source materials he has drawn on and examines the changing role of the career diplomat in the twentieth century. Biographical entries cover secretaries of state, ambassadors, and others who have influenced foreign policy, such as congressmen, correspondents and broadcasters, diplomatic historians, presidential advisers, and entrepreneurs. Topic entries range from major crises and international negotiations to the catchwords and slogans that have shaped and mobilized public opinion throughout the nation's history. Comments on the historical importance of the subject and selected, updated bibliographies are supplied. An authoritative resource that is likely to remain the standard in its field, this new dictionary is an appropriate choice for the reference collections of academic, public, and government libraries.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
An expanded and revised edition of the 1980 work ( LJ 3/1/80), this includes some 1200 entries (up from about 1000 in the first edition) on individuals, topics, and events associated with American diplomacy from the Revolution to 1988. The previous edition went up to 1978. LJ' s reviewer called the entries a ``well-balanced and sensible selection,'' and was particularly impressed with the bibliographical notes and sources for further study, and the extensive cross-referencing, still evident in the new addition . Academic and large public libraries should consider.-- Francine Fialkoff, ``Library Journal''
Booknews
An expanded and updated revision of the 1980 dictionary. Includes some 1,200 entries on individuals, topics,and events in American diplomatic history from the Revolution to 1988. Many entries include information regarding context and historical significance. Findling history, Indiana U. Southeast provides a brief introduction describing his source materials and selection criteria, as well as the changing character of diplomacy in the twentieth century. Includes maps, organizational charts, and chronological tables. For academic and public libraries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313260247
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/26/1989
  • Edition description: Revised and Expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 710
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN E. FINDLING is Professor of History at Indiana University Southeast.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Dictionary

Appendix A: Chronology of American Diplomatic History

Appendix B: Key Diplomatic Personnel, Listed by Presidential Administration

Appendix C: Initiation, Suspension, and Termination of Diplomatic Relations

Appendix D: Place of Birth

Appendix E: Locations of Manuscript Collections and Oral Histories

Index

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