American Age U. S. Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad - 1750 to the Present

ISBN-10: 0393964744
ISBN-13: 9780393964745
Edition: 2nd 1994
Authors: Walter LaFeber
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Book details

List price: $41.55
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

In the Second Edition, LaFeber has revised nearly every chapter in the book. In the early chapters, there is more attention to the origins of foreign policy institutions and practices, including precedents for the executive agreement, and new discussions of U.S. relations with Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The more recent chapters feature fresh insights of Potsdam, the origins of the Korean War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis--all based on new evidence drawn from Soviet archives. The new edition amply covers the momentous events that brought the Cold War to an end and thrust the United States into the uncetain position of the world's only superpower.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
The Roots of American Foreign Policy (1492-1789)
A Second Struggle for Independence and Union (1789-1815)
The First, the Last: John Quincy Adams and the Monroe Doctrine (1815-1828)
The Amphibious Expansion of a Sixty-Five-Hundred-Thousand- Horsepower Steam Engine (1828-1850)
The Climax of Early U.S. Foreign Policy: The Civil War (1850-1865)
Laying the Foundations for """"Superpowerdom"""" (1865-1896)
Turning Point: The Mckinley Years (1896-1900)
The Search for Opportunity: Rough Riders and Dollar Diplomats (1901-1913)
Wilsonians, Revolutions, and War (1913-1917)
Victors Without Peace (1917-1920)
The Rise and Fall of the American Structure for World Order (1920-1955)
Fdr and the Entry into World War II (1933-1941)
World War Ii: The Rise and Fall of the Grand Alliance (1941-1945)
The Cold War, or the Renewal of U.S.-Russian Rivalry (1945-1949)
The Big Turn: The Era of the Korean War (1949-1952)
The Era of Eisenhower: The Good Old Days (1953-1960)
Jfk and Lbj: From the New Frontier Through the Great Society to Vietnam (1961-1969)
Coming to Terms with History: The Nixon-Kissinger Years (1969-1976)
Back to the Future: The Carter-Reagan Years (1977-1988)
New World Order to World Disorder: Bush and Clinton (1989-1993)
U.S. Presidents and Secretaries of State
General Bibliography
Acknowledgments for the First Edition
Photo Credits
Index

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