History And 9/11 (Critical Perspectives On The P)

History And 9/11 (Critical Perspectives On The P)

By: Joanne Meyerowitz (author)Hardback

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The contributors to this landmark collection set the attacks on the United States in historical perspective. They reject the simplistic notion of an age-old "clash of civilizations" and instead examine the particular histories of American nationalism, anti-Americanism, U.S. foreign policy, and Islamic fundamentalism among other topics. With renewed attention to Americans' sense of national identity, they focus on the United States in relation to the rest of the world. A collection of recent and historical documents--speeches, articles, and book excerpts--supplement the essays. Taken together, the essays and sources in this volume comment on the dangers of seeing the events of September 11 as splitting the nation's history into "before" and "after." They argue eloquently that no useful understanding of the present is possible without an unobstructed view of the past. Author note: Joanne Meyerowitz is Professor of History at Indiana University and editor of The Journal of American History.

About Author

Joanne Meyerowitz is Professor of History at Indiana University and editor of The Journal of American History. Contributors: R. Scott Appleby, Mary Marshall Clark, Nur Bilge Criss, Nick Cullather, Michael H. Hunt, Bruce R. Kuniholm, Bruce B. Lawrence, Ussama Makdisi, Melani McAlister, John Prados, Emily S. Rosenberg, Marilyn Blatt Young, and the editor.


Introduction - Joanne Meyerowtiz1. In the Wake of September 11: The Clash of What? - Michael H. Hunt2. Damming Afghanistan: Modernization in a Buffer State - Nick Cullather3. A Short History of Anti-Americanism and Terrorism: The Turkish Case - Nur Bilge Criss4. Notes on the CIA's Secret War in Afghanistan - John Prados5. Rescuing Women and Children - Emily S. Rosenberg6. A Cultural History of the War without End - Melani McAlister7. The September 11, 2001, Oral History Narrative and Memory Project:8. A First Report - Mary Marshall Clark9. "Anti-Americanism" in the Arab World: An Interpretation of a Brief History - Ussama Makdisi10. History in the Fundamentalist Imagination - R. Scott Appleby11. Conjuring with Islam, II - Bruce B. Lawrence12. 9/11, the Great Game, and the Vision Thing: The Need for (and Elements of) a More Comprehensive Bush Doctrine - Bruce R. KuniholmAfterword: The Anteroom of War - Marilyn Blatt YoungPrimary Source DocumentsSamuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations?, 1993The King-Crane Commission Report, August 28, 1919Sayyid Qutb, Milestones, 1960President Jimmy Carter, State of the Union Address, January 21, 1980Brian Whitaker, The Definition of Terrorism, May 7, 2001President George W. Bush, Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People, September 20, 2001Osama bin Laden, Speech on September 11 Attacks, October 7, 2001Pew Global Attitudes Project, Opinion Leaders on America, December 19, 2001Laura Bush, Radio Address on Women in Afghanistan, November 17, 2001President George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, January, 29, 2002Campaign against Sanction with IraqTom Masiello, On September 11th, February 2, 2002

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  • ISBN13: 9781592132027
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781592132027
  • ISBN10: 1592132022

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