American Foreign Relations Since 1898: A Documentary Reader (Uncovering the Past: Documentary Readers in American History)

American Foreign Relations Since 1898: A Documentary Reader (Uncovering the Past: Documentary Readers in American History)

By: Jeremi Suri (editor)Hardback

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This volume brings together more than 50 documents which examineforeign policy not only in terms of leaders and states, but alsothrough social movements, cultures, ideas, and images, to providecomprehensive understanding of how Americans have interacted withthe wider world since 1898. * Draws together over 50 primary documents to give readers afirst-hand account of the people and events that shaped the foreignpolicy of the United States * Incorporates documents relating not only to leaders andstates, but also to social movements, cultures, ideas, andimages * Highlights the diverse range of contributors to debates aboutAmerican foreign policy, from presidents to protesters, students tosingers * Includes a comprehensive introduction to the subject andheadnotes for each document written by the editor, as well as abibliography for further study

About Author

Jeremi Suri is the E. Gordon Fox Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He is the author of Henry Kissinger and the American Century (2007), The Global Revolutions of 1968 (2006), and Power and Protest: Global Revolution and the Rise of Detente (2003).


List of Illustrations. Series Editors' Preface. Acknowledgments. Source Acknowledgments. Introduction. Chapter 1: War, Imperialism, Anti-Imperialism. 1 Secretary of State, John Hay, Open Door Notes,1899 1900. 2 President William McKinley, Account of his Decision to Occupythe Philippines, 1898. 3 The Platt Amendment, 1901. 4 Jane Addams, Critique of American Militarism, 1902. 5 President Theodore Roosevelt, "Corollary" to the MonroeDoctrine, 1904. Chapter 2: The Great War and Its Aftermath. 1 George M. Cohan, "Over There," 1917. 2 President Woodrow Wilson, Fourteen Points Address, 1918. 3 Senator Robert LaFollette, Opposition to PresidentWilson s War Message, 1917. 4 W. E. B. Dubois, Comments on the First World War, the Treatyof Versailles, and the Politics of Race, 1918. 5 Charles Lindbergh, Account of the First Solo Nonstop AirplaneFlight Across the Atlantic Ocean, 1927. 6 The Kellogg Briand Pact, 1928. Chapter 3: The Great Depression, Fascist Fears, and SocialChange in America. 1 President Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address,1933. 2 Hamilton Fish Armstrong, Meeting with Adolf Hitler, 1933. 3 Father Charles Coughlin, Radio attack on "Internationalism,"1931. 4 Charles Lindbergh, Speech to an America First CommitteeMeeting, 1941. 5 The Atlantic Charter, 1941. Chapter 4: The Second World War. 1 Lawrence T. Kagawa, the Internment of Japanese-Americans,1942. 2 President Franklin Roosevelt and Soviet Marshal Josef Stalinat the Tehran Conference, 1943. 3 Dwight Eisenhower, the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps,1945. 4 President Harry Truman, Diary Entries on the PotsdamConference and his Decision to Drop the Atomic Bombs on Japan,1945. 5 The Atomic Mushroom Cloud Over Nagasaki, 1945. Chapter 5: The Early Cold War. 1 George F. Kennan, "Long Telegram" on the Soviet Union,1946. 2 The Truman Doctrine, 1947. 3 Assistant Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, the "Loss" of China,1950. 4 Senator Joseph McCarthy, Speech in Wheeling, West Virginia,1950. 5 NSC 68, 1950. 6 President Dwight Eisenhower, the "Falling Domino" Theory inIndochina, 1954. Chapter 6: Rebellions Against the Cold War. 1 Martin Luther King, Jr., "The Rising Tide of RacialConsciousness," 1960. 2 "Spy vs. Spy," 1961. 3 SANE, Public Petition, 1961. 4 Students for a Democratic Society, Port Huron Statement,1962. 5 Women Strike for Peace, "What Every Woman Knows," 1962. 6 "Dr. Strangelove," 1964. 7 President Lyndon Johnson, "Peace Without Conquest," 1965. 8 Phil Ochs, "I ain't marchin anymore," 1965. 9 Christian Appy, Oral Histories from the Vietnam War. 10 My Lai Massacre, 1968. Chapter 7: Detente, Human Rights, and the Continuation of theCold War. 1 President Richard Nixon, "Opening" to China, 1972. 2 Agreement on Basic Principles between the United States andthe Soviet Union, 1972. 3 American Complicity in Chilean Repression, 1973. 4 The Helsinki Final Act, 1975. 5 President Jimmy Carter, Address at the University of NotreDame, 1977. 6 President Ronald Reagan, "Evil Empire" Speech, 1983. Chapter 8: The End of the Cold War. 1 President Ronald Reagan, Speech and Questionand-Answer Sessionat Moscow State University, 1988. 2 The New York Times, Mikhail Gorbachev's Heroic Reception inthe United States, 1988. 3 The New York Times, The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989. 4 President George H. W. Bush and Soviet Chairman MikhailGorbachev, the End of the Cold War, 1989. Chapter 9: After the Cold War. 1 President George H. W. Bush, the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait,1990. 2 Deputy Secretary of Defense, John Deutch, Genocide in Rwanda,1994. 3 President Bill Clinton, the Kosovo Crisis, 1999. Chapter 10: The War on Terror. 1 The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001. 2 The New York Times, the Public Horror of September 11,2001. 3 President George W. Bush, the Bush Doctrine, 2002. 4 George Packer, the Iraq War, 2005. 5 Torture at Abu Ghraib Prison, 2004. Select Bibliography. Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781405184489
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781405184489
  • weight: 550
  • ISBN10: 1405184485

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