Tragedy of American Diplomacy

Tragedy of American Diplomacy

by William Appleman Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393304930

ISBN-13: 9780393304930

Pub. Date: 07/28/1988

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

One of the first modern historians to integrate economic realities into the study of American foreign policy, William Appleman Williams has been a diplomatic historian of major influence since the first publication of The Tragedy of American Diplomacy. In this pioneering book, "the man who has really put the counter-tradition together in its modern form" (Saturday

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One of the first modern historians to integrate economic realities into the study of American foreign policy, William Appleman Williams has been a diplomatic historian of major influence since the first publication of The Tragedy of American Diplomacy. In this pioneering book, "the man who has really put the counter-tradition together in its modern form" (Saturday Review) examines the profound contradictions between America's ideals and its uses of its vast power, from the Open Door Notes of 1898'to the Bay of Pigs and the Vietnam War.

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ISBN-13:
9780393304930
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: History and the Transcendence of the Tragicviii
Chapter 1Imperial Anticolonialism18
IThe Transformation of the Expansionist Outlook
IIThe Crisis of the 1890s and the Turn to Imperialism
Chapter 2The Imperialism of Idealism58
Chapter 3The Rising Tide of Revolution90
Chapter 4The Legend of Isolationism108
IA Great Debate Over the Tactics of Empire
IIThe Internationalization of Business
Chapter 5The War for the American Frontier162
Chapter 6The Nightmare of Depression and the Vision of Omnipotence202
IRoosevelt and Stalin Confront the Dilemmas of Victory
IIThe Open Door Policy and the Onset of the Cold War
IIIA New Vision of Omnipotence and A Misreading of History Prompt the United States to Overplay Its Hand
IVThe Diplomacy of the Vicious Circle
Chapter 7The Impotence of Nuclear Supremacy276
Chapter 8The Terrifying Momentum Toward Disaster294
Conclusion: The Wisdom of an Open Door for Revolutions306
"The Tragedy of American Diplomacy": Twenty-five Years After313

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