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How may still the United States wield its huge, immense energy past its borders? may still it adhere to grand rules or act on slim self-interest? may still it associate with different countries or keep away from entangling alliances? american citizens were grappling with questions like those through the nation's background, and particularly because the emergence of the us as a huge international energy within the past due 19th century. America within the World illuminates this historical past through shooting the varied 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 designated reader collects greater than 2 hundred documents--everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and track lyrics. It encompasses a variety of levels of yank diplomatic background which are commonly taken care of individually, equivalent to the 1st global struggle, the chilly conflict, 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, resembling newspaper columnists, monks, songwriters, poets, and novelists. It additionally beneficial properties a number of records from different nations, illustrating how foreigners considered America's function within the world.

Ideal for school room use, America within the World sheds mild at the advanced interaction of political, monetary, ideological, and cultural components underlying the workout of yankee energy at the international stage.

  • Includes greater than 2 hundred files from the past due 19th century to today
  • Looks at every thing from presidential addresses to political cartoons and tune lyrics
  • Presents various views, from elite policymakers to priests and novelists
  • Features records from outdoor the USA, illustrating how humans in different nations seen America's position within the world

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There may, however, be grave differences of opinion as to how this end can be most surely, most completely and most worthily attained…. Let us admit, for argument’s sake, that there is something dazzling in the conception of a great republic embracing the whole continent and the adjacent islands, and that the tropical part of it would open many tempting fields for American enterprise; let us suppose—a violent supposition, to be sure—that we could get all these countries without any trouble or cost.

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.

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.

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