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American Foreign Relations Reconsidered : 1890-1993 - Gordon Martel

American Foreign Relations Reconsidered


By: Gordon Martel (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th May 1994
ISBN: 9780415104777
Number Of Pages: 280

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This major book collects twelve of the leading scholars in the field of U.S. foreign relations. Each contributor provides a clear, concise summary of an important period or theme in U.S. diplomatic and strategic affairs since the Spanish Civil War. The articles follow the chronological development of the emergence of the United States as a world power. Special themes such as the American policy-making process, the role of economic interests, imperialism and neo-colonialism, and the dynamics of the nuclear arms race receive particularly thorough emphasis.
Remarkable for its depth and breadth of concern, "U.S. Foreign Relations Reconsidered" is an indispensable resource for those interested in coming to a further and comphrensive understanding of U.S. foreign relations. Each author focuses of key controversy in the period and provides a singularly incisive interpretation of U.S. foreign policy.

"Martel has produced an excellent tool for a job worth doing--giving undergraduates a thought-provoking, but easy-going, grand tour of the dauntingly complicated world of American foreign relations." -"International History Review, 8/96 "This is a very good book. The editor has selected excellent scholars to survey the state of play in US foreign relations. The reult is the most up-to-date comprehensive historiographical survey of US foreign relations extant.." -Professor Jerald A. Combs, San Francisco State University "The selectivity and the orginality of the esaays in "American Foreign Relations Reconsidered give it an edge ... This should be a very useful book. The authors are excellent.." -Professor Robert L. Beisner, The American University "Serves undergraduate students taking courses in the history of U.S. foreign relations.."

Prefacep. xi
Traditions of American Diplomacy: from Colony to Great Powerp. 1
They Don't Come out Where You Expect: Institutions of American Diplomacy and the Policy Processp. 21
Economic Interest and United States Foreign Policyp. 37
Notesp. 49
Imperialism, American Style, 1890-1916p. 52
Wilsonian Diplomacy in War and Peacep. 71
The Triumph of Isolationismp. 90
The Interpretive Wars over the Cold War, 1945-60p. 106
From Kennedy to Nixon: The End of Consensusp. 125
Notesp. 142
From Détente to the Gulfp. 145
Notesp. 163
The United States and the Rise of the Third Worldp. 166
Reconsidering the Nuclear Arms Race: The Past as Prelude?p. 187
American Diplomacy: Retrospect and Prospectp. 211
Bibliographyp. 234
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780415104777
ISBN-10: 0415104777
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 19th May 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1