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America in the World : A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror

By: Engel, Jeffrey A.
Contributor(s): Lawrence, Mark Atwood | Preston, Andrew.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.America in the World: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (417 p.).ISBN: 9781400851454.Subject(s): United States -- Foreign public opinion -- History -- Sources | United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century -- Sources | United States -- Foreign relations -- 21st century -- Sources | United States -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Sources | United States -- History, Military -- 21st century -- SourcesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: America in the World : A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on TerrorDDC classification: 327.7300904 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Long American Century; 1 Motives of Expansion; 2 Imperial America: War with Spain and the Philippines; 3 Varieties of Empire; 4 The Rise and Fall of Wilsonianism; 5 Isolation and Intervention; 6 World War II; 7 The Beginning of the Cold War; 8 The Korean War and the Cold War of the 1950s; 9 The Nationalist Challenge; 10 Years of Crisis; 11 The Vietnam War; 12 The Era of Détente; 13 Escalating and Ending the Cold War; 14 Globalization after the Cold War; 15 The Age of Terror; Sources; Index
Summary: How should America wield its enormous power beyond its borders? Should it adhere to grand principles or act on narrow self-interest? Should it partner with other nations or avoid entangling alliances? Americans have been grappling with questions like these throughout the nation's history, and especially since the emergence of the United States as a major world power in the late nineteenth century. America in the World illuminates this history by capturing the diverse voices and viewpoints of some of the most colorful and eloquent people who participated in these momentous debates. Spanning t
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Long American Century; 1 Motives of Expansion; 2 Imperial America: War with Spain and the Philippines; 3 Varieties of Empire; 4 The Rise and Fall of Wilsonianism; 5 Isolation and Intervention; 6 World War II; 7 The Beginning of the Cold War; 8 The Korean War and the Cold War of the 1950s; 9 The Nationalist Challenge; 10 Years of Crisis; 11 The Vietnam War; 12 The Era of Détente; 13 Escalating and Ending the Cold War; 14 Globalization after the Cold War; 15 The Age of Terror; Sources; Index

How should America wield its enormous power beyond its borders? Should it adhere to grand principles or act on narrow self-interest? Should it partner with other nations or avoid entangling alliances? Americans have been grappling with questions like these throughout the nation's history, and especially since the emergence of the United States as a major world power in the late nineteenth century. America in the World illuminates this history by capturing the diverse voices and viewpoints of some of the most colorful and eloquent people who participated in these momentous debates. Spanning t

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This volume features 223 historical documents, preceded by traditional historical overview sections written by three American history scholars. Following an introduction, 15 chapters--ranging from "Motives of Experience" to "The Age of Terror"--span the past 120 years of American history. Chronologically arranged historical documents drive the discussion, with the help of the editors' preceding historical overviews, which guide readers and inform them of the context of the documents. Thus readers can form their own ideas about a particular historical event or period instead of simply taking the expert's view. This approach allows readers to assume the perspective of a historian rather than merely a student of history. America in the World would be an excellent addition to a modern American history curriculum, since it requires readers to encounter history from the history makers' perspectives. --Gregory Johnson, Governors State University

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Jeffrey A. Engel is director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. Mark Atwood Lawrence is associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. Andrew Preston is reader in American history at the University of Cambridge.

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