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By Jeffrey A. Engel

ISBN-10: 0691133352

ISBN-13: 9780691133355

How may still the USA wield its huge, immense energy past its borders? should still it adhere to grand ideas or act on slim self-interest? should still it companion with different international locations or steer clear of entangling alliances? american citizens were grappling with questions like those during the nation's heritage, and particularly because the emergence of the USA as a huge global strength within the past due 19th century. America within the World illuminates this heritage through taking pictures 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 particular reader collects greater than 2 hundred documents--everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and tune lyrics. It encompasses a variety of levels of yank diplomatic historical past which are generally taken care of individually, akin to the 1st global conflict, the chilly battle, and Sep 11. The publication provides the views of elite policymakers--presidents, secretaries of nation, generals, and diplomats--alongside these of different sorts of american citizens, akin to newspaper columnists, priests, songwriters, poets, and novelists. It additionally positive factors a number of records from different international locations, illustrating how foreigners considered America's position within the world.

Ideal for lecture room use, America within the World sheds gentle at the complicated interaction of political, fiscal, ideological, and cultural elements underlying the workout of yankee energy at the worldwide stage.

  • Includes greater than 200 files from the overdue 19th century to today
  • Looks at every little thing from presidential addresses to political cartoons and tune lyrics
  • Presents different views, from elite policymakers to priests and novelists
  • Features records from outdoor the USA, illustrating how humans in different nations considered America's function within the world

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S. behavior abroad will dovetail with the flourishing debate about which of these impulses has been most important in explaining American decision making. We also hope that our juxtaposition of documents reflecting geostrategic calculation with other materials illuminating the political and cultural landscape of the United States will promote consideration of the extent to which foreign policy grows from—and is restrained by—the nation’s internal character. Even as we have been heavily influenced by the long-standing preoccupations of diplomatic historians, we have also been guided by a sense of which questions about the past will most likely resonate in future debates over American foreign relations.

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.

In the following letter, published in the New York Evening Post on March 25, 1889, Martí juxtaposes these two aspects of the United States and criticizes the country for failing to help Cubans break free of Spain. He also denounces harsh attitudes among Americans about Cubans (especially Cubans living in the United States), focusing his criticism on an article that had been recently published by a Philadelphia newspaper called the Manufacturer. This is not the occasion to discuss the question of the annexation of Cuba.

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