America in the World: The Historiography of American Foreign Relations since 1941 (2nd Revised edition)

America in the World: The Historiography of American Foreign Relations since 1941 (2nd Revised edition)

By: Michael J. Hogan (editor), Frank Costigliola (editor)Paperback

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This volume includes historiographical surveys of American foreign relations since 1941 by some of the country's leading historians. Some of the essays offer sweeping overviews of the major trends in the field of foreign/international relations history. Others survey the literature on US relations with particular regions of the world or on the foreign policies of presidential administrations. The result is a comprehensive assessment of the historical literature on US foreign policy that highlights recent developments in the field.

About Author

Frank Costigliola is Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of Roosevelt's Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War (2012); France and the United States: The Cold War Alliance since World War II (1992); and Awkward Dominion: American Political, Economic, and Cultural Relations with Europe, 1919-1933 (1984). Professor Costigliola is a former president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the NEH. Michael J. Hogan is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Springfield. Hogan is the author of A Cross of Iron: Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State, 1945-1954 (2000); Informal Entente: The Private Structure of Cooperation in Anglo-American Economic Diplomacy, 1918-1928 (1977); and The Marshall Plan: America, Britain, and the Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1947-1952 (1987). He is co-editor of Explaining American Foreign Relations History, 2nd edition (with Thomas G. Paterson, Cambridge, 2003). Professor Hogan is a former president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and served for fifteen years as editor of its journal, Diplomatic History.


1. Introduction Frank Costigliola and Michael J. Hogan; 2. The Charlie Maier scare and the historiography of American foreign relations, 1959-80 Mark Philip Bradley; 3. Chaps having flaps: the historiography of US foreign relations, 1980-95 Andrew J. Rotter; 4. Still contested and colonized ground: post-Cold War interpretations of US foreign relations during World War II Mark A. Stoler; 5. Recent literature on Truman's atomic bomb decision: the triumph of the middle ground? J. Samuel Walker; 6. The Cold War Curt Cardwell; 7. Cold War presidents: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon Stephen G. Rabe; 8. The war that never ends: historians and the Vietnam war Robert K. Brigham; 9. Trends in the literature on US-Latin American relations Mark T. Gilderhus and Michael E. Neagle; 10. Impatient crusaders: the making of America's informal empire in the Middle East Douglas A. Little; 11. Explaining the rise to global power: US policy toward Asia and Africa since 1941 Mark Atwood Lawrence; 12. Bringing the non-state back in: human rights and Terrorism since 1945 Brad Simpson; 13. Technology and the environment in the global economy Jonathan Reed Winkler; 14. US mass consumerism in transnational perspective Emily S. Rosenberg; 15. A worldly tale: global influences on the historiography of US foreign relations Thomas 'Tim' Borstelmann.

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  • ISBN13: 9780521172462
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9780521172462
  • weight: 520
  • ISBN10: 0521172462
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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