U.S. Department Of State

U.S. Department Of State

by Elmer Plischke


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313291265
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/1999
Pages: 806
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.69(d)
Lexile: 1710L (what's this?)

About the Author

ELMER PLISCHKE is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a recognized authority on U.S. foreign relations and State Department matters.

Table of Contents


Glossary of Diplomatic Terms

Glossary of Symbols and Acronyms

Part I: To 1801

Origins of American Diplomacy—Prelude

Federalist Period—Creating the State Department and Diplomatic Corps, 1789-1801

Part II: 1801-1861

Post-Federalist Period—Germination and Crystallization, 1801-1829

Transition Period—Extension and Stabilization, 1829-1861

Part III: 1861-1945

The Road to Becoming a Great World Power— Amplification, Innovation, and Renovation, 1861-1913

United States Becomes a Superpower—Expansion, Reorganization, and Career Consolidation, 1914-1945

Part IV: 1945-, and the Future

United States as a Superpower—The Contemporary Era Since 1945

The Future

Appendix I: Principal Statutes and Executive Orders Concerning the Department of State and the Foreign Service

Appendix II: United States Law on the Conduct of American Foreign Relations

Appendix III: United States Territorial Expansion



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