United States Foreign Oil Policy since World War I: For Profits and Security / Edition 2

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Balancing the international quest for oil with reduction of dependence on foreign oil has been a persistent but elusive goal for U.S. governments. Achieving this balance has been complicated by market excesses and shortages and by periodic anxiety over the exhaustion of fossil fuel sources. Stephen Randall offers a timely analysis of American foreign oil policy at the intersection of energy interests and national and international security interests.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773529229
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen J. Randall is dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, and professor of history, University of Calgary, and the author of many books, including Canada and the United States: Ambivalent Allies.
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Table of Contents

1 Forging policy for the postwar era 13
2 Containing nationalism, 1919-1928 43
3 Oil policy in depression : the Hoover years 59
4 From depression to war, 1933-1941 78
5 World War II and the structure of decision making, 1940-1943 110
6 The petroleum reserves corporation 131
7 The preservation of domestic and offshore resources 155
8 The failure of internationalism, 1943-1947 172
9 American enterprise denied and resurgent, 1945-1948 218
10 From Korea to OPEC 252
11 From OPEC to the Iranian revolution 269
12 From oil shocks to oil wars 295
13 Conclusion : reflections on the past and present 319
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