Modern American Diplomacy / Edition 1

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SR Books is proud to make available the revised and enlarged edition of the classic text Modern American Diplomacy, first published in 1986. The editors have thoroughly updated this important work to reflect the advances in scholarship. In addition, three entirely new chapters have been added: "Containment and American Foreign Policy, 1945-1963," by Mark H. Lytle, Bard College; "The Cold War in Asia," by Marc Gallicchio, Villanova University; and "Nuclear Weapons and U.S. Cold War Diplomacy," by Walter L. Hixson, University of Akron. Designed as a text for 20th-century U.S. diplomacy or international relations courses, the 13 essays in Modern American Diplomacy examine the successes and failures that led to America's global dominance. The contributors, all specialists in the topics about which they write, bring clarity and insight to the events that have conditioned Washington's policies. Issues covered include U.S. positions on the Middle East, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of American History
Particularly noteworthy is the ability of the authors to combine interesting, provocative interpretations with basic factual and historiographical data within . . . brief essays. . . . A timely and welcome arrival.
A very useful collection of original essays on the major issues of modern American diplomatic history. . . . Highly recommended.
Journal Of American History
Particularly noteworthy is the ability of the authors to combine interesting, provocative interpretations with basic factual and historiographical data within . . . brief essays. . . . A timely and welcome arrival.
Walter LaFeber
These original essays in their first edition were most welcome and significant because they were readable, succinct interpretations of pivotal events offered by leading scholars in the field. With the addition of three new and important essays that focus on the Cold War, the new edition is even better.
Michael J. Hogan
An up-to-date and readable collection of essays by well-known specialists. Taken together, they provide excellent coverage of key issues in the history of modern America. A good choice for the undergraduate classroom.
A collection of 13 essays designed to complement standard texts in recent US diplomacy and international relations. Essays examine the successes and failures that led to the rise of America's global dominance and its recent relative decline, looking at the events that have conditioned US policies in the diplomatic area from the rise of US imperialism through recent policies in Latin America and the Middle East. This second edition includes new articles and revised material reflecting changes since 1986. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
A very useful collection of original essays on the major issues of modern American diplomatic history. . . . Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780842025553
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 293
  • Sales rank: 1,097,625
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

John M. Carroll is regents' professor of history at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. George C. Herring is alumni professor of history at the University of Kentucky.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Course of American Diplomacy Chapter 2 In Search of an Orderly World: U.S. Imperialism, 1898-1912 Chapter 3 Woodrow Wilson and U.S. Intervention in World War I Chapter 4 The United States and the Versailles Peace Settlement Chapter 5 American Diplomacy in the 1920s Chapter 6 The Diplomacy of the Depression Chapter 7 The United States Enters World War II Chapter 8 World War II and the Coming of the Cold War Chapter 9 Containment and American Foreign Policy, 1945-1963 Chapter 10 The Cold War in Asia Chapter 11 Nuclear Weapons and Cold War Diplomacy Chapter 12 The Vietnam War Chapter 13 Latin America in the Cold War and After Chapter 14 The Middle East, Oil, and the Third World Chapter 15 Afterword: Facing a New World Order

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