America in the World: A History in Documents from the War by Jeffrey A. Engel

By Jeffrey A. Engel

How should still the USA wield its huge, immense strength past its borders? should still it adhere to grand rules or act on slim self-interest? may still it companion with different countries or keep away from entangling alliances? americans were grappling with questions like those during the nation's background, and particularly because the emergence of the USA as an enormous global energy within the past due 19th century. America within the World illuminates this historical past via shooting the various voices and viewpoints of a few of the main colourful and eloquent those who participated in those momentous debates.

Spanning the period from the Gilded Age to the Obama years, this precise reader collects greater than 2 hundred documents--everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and tune lyrics. It encompasses a number of stages of yank diplomatic historical past which are mostly taken care of individually, resembling the 1st international warfare, the chilly struggle, and Sep 11. The publication offers the views of elite policymakers--presidents, secretaries of kingdom, generals, and diplomats--alongside these of alternative sorts of american citizens, corresponding to newspaper columnists, priests, songwriters, poets, and novelists. It additionally beneficial properties various records from different nations, illustrating how foreigners seen America's position within the world.

Ideal for lecture room use, America within the World sheds mild at the advanced interaction of political, fiscal, ideological, and cultural elements underlying the workout of yank strength at the worldwide stage.

  • Includes greater than 2 hundred records from the past due 19th century to today
  • Looks at every thing from presidential addresses to political cartoons and track lyrics
  • Presents different views, from elite policymakers to monks and novelists
  • Features records from open air the us, illustrating how humans in different international locations considered America's position within the world

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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. Spanning the era from the Gilded Age to the Obama years, this unique reader collects more than two hundred documents—everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and song lyrics. It encompasses various phases of American diplomatic history that are typically treated separately, such as the First World War, the Cold War, and 9/11.

United States—Foreign relations—21st century—Sources. 3. United States—History, Military—20th century—Sources. 4. United States—History, Military—21st century—Sources. 5. United States—Foreign public opinion—History—Sources. I. Engel, Jeffrey A. II. Lawrence, Mark Atwood. III. Preston, Andrew. 73009’04—dc23 2013035031 British Library Cataloging-in-Publication Data is available This book has been composed in Sabon Next LT Pro and Helvetica Neue LT Std Printed on acid-free paper. Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Contents Acknowledgments vii Introduction: The Long American Century 1 1 Motives of Expansion 7 2 Imperial America: War with Spain and the Philippines 32 3 Varieties of Empire 56 4 The Rise and Fall of Wilsonianism 79 5 Isolation and Intervention 107 6 World War II 131 7 The Beginning of the Cold War 157 8 The Korean War and the Cold War of the 1950s 182 9 The Nationalist Challenge 206 10 Years of Crisis 231 11 The Vietnam War 255 12 The Era of Détente 281 13 Escalating and Ending the Cold War 305 14 Globalization after the Cold War 331 15 The Age of Terror 354 Sources 379 Index 395 Acknowledgments One of the pleasures of international history is the limitless opportunity for collaboration.

With Us or Against Us: Studies in Global Anti-Americanism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005); Andrei S. : Brookings Institution Press, 2011).  ,” Guardian, October 13, 2004, 2. 1 Motives of Expansion The United States was never the passive, isolationist nation that the mythology of American history has often suggested. S. objectives. Over the following decades, moreover, the survival of the young republic depended on managing complex economic and military threats from abroad. Growing confidence encouraged increasingly ambitious uses of power.

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