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The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations : Volume 3, The Globalizing of America, 1913-1945 - Akira Iriye

The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations

Volume 3, The Globalizing of America, 1913-1945

Paperback Published: 28th August 1995
ISBN: 9780521483827
Number Of Pages: 256

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The book describes the history of the foreign relations of the United States during 1913-1945, the period of two world wars as well as of momentous changes that brought to an end the period of European domination. The United States emerged as the key global power, actively participating in wars but also promoting trade and investment activities throughout the world, as well as "Americanizing" other countries' ways of life and habits of thought. The book is thus not a usual survey of foreign policy decisions but tells a story about America's growing involvement in all parts of the world and in all aspects of twentieth-century life.

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"Akira Iriye's Globalizing of America is a splendid survey of a complicated period. In masterful fashion, it explains how the United States became a dominant power in Europe and in Asia. It is thorough, judicious, and original." Ernest May, Harvard University "Happily, the new, four-volume Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations provides an opportunity to scan the past two centuries for indications of the shape of foreign policy in the post-Cold War world. Each of the four books stands on its own. Each offers a clear overview of a particular period written by a distinguished historian drawing on a considerable body of research, itself the product of decades of scholarly endeavor. None is simply a chronicle of events." World Policy Journal "These books can be read together, or, thanks to fairly broad and overlapping introductory chapters, they can be read as discrete volumes. They will certainly make an impact on the profession." Canadian Journal of History "...elegant survey of the formative years of American global preeminence, 1913-1945...Iriye offers a provocative analysis of the American contribution to defining the concept of 'normalcy' in international relations...[Iriye] has been at the forefront of the cultural movement in international history...Akira Iriye's essay is a clear and insightful introduction to the period that shaped the one we live in today." Timothy Naftali, Boston Book Review

The Age of European Domination
The rise of the west
The emergence of modern states
The Great War and American Neutrality
The American question in Europe
American interests and visions
America in Asia and Latin America
The United States In War
America goes to war
War as a crusade
Wilson and Lenin
The Versailles Peace
The new peace
The economics of the new peace
Wilsonianism confirmed - and betrayed
The 1920s: The Security Aspect
Disarmament
Peace in Europe and Asia - and elsewhere
Coping with revolutionary nationalism
The 1920s: The Economic Aspect
The diplomacy of the dollar
Business civilisation
The 1920s: The Cultural Aspect
Peace as an ideology
Peace through cultural exchange
The Americanisation of the world
The Collapse of International Order
The world economy in disarray
Japan's challenge to world order
Liberalism under attack
Totalitarianism and the Survival of Democracy
Totalitarianism and war
The democracies and war
The isolationist impulse
The Emergence of Geopolitics
Wars in Asia and Europe
America re-enters the international arena
The growth of geopolitical-mindedness
The Road to Pearl Harbor
The European war and US neutrality
The axis vs the democracies
Japan attacks the United States
The Global Conflict
The diplomacy of war
The new internationalism
Toward a postwar world
Conclusion
Notes
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ISBN: 9780521483827
ISBN-10: 0521483824
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th August 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.99  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.36

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