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Origins of the Cold War

ISBN-10: 0395904307
ISBN-13: 9780395904305
Edition: 4th 1999
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Description: Combining classic and contemporary scholarly essays, this best-selling anthology from the respected Problems in American Civilization series presents challenging perspectives on the complex origins of the East-West confrontation after World War II.

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List price: $73.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Combining classic and contemporary scholarly essays, this best-selling anthology from the respected Problems in American Civilization series presents challenging perspectives on the complex origins of the East-West confrontation after World War II.

PETER IVERSON is Regents' Professor of History (Emeritus) at Arizona State University. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Iverson has written many books in modern American Indian history, including The Navajo Nation (1981), Carlos Montezuma (1982), When Indians Became Cowboys (1994), "We Are Still Here" (1999), Dine: A History of the Navajos (2002), and, with former Navajo Nation president, Peterson Zah, We Will Secure Our Future (2012). His work has been supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment For the Humanities. At Arizona State University Iverson directed or co-directed 51 Ph.D. students to completion of their programs. He served as president of the Western History Association in 2004-2005.Thomas G. Paterson, professor emeritus of history at the University of Connecticut, graduated from the University of New Hampshire (B.A., 1963) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., 1968). He is the author of Soviet-American Confrontation (1973), Meeting the Communist Threat (1988), On Every Front (1992), Contesting Castro (1994), America Ascendant (with J. Garry Clifford, 1995), and A People and a Nation (with Mary Beth Norton et al., 2001). Tom is also the editor of Cold War Critics (1971), Kennedy's Quest for Victory (1989), Imperial Surge (with Stephen G. Rabe, 1992), The Origins of the Cold War (with Robert McMahon, 1999), Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations (with Michael J. Hogan, 2004), and Major Problems in American Foreign Relations (with Dennis Merrill, 2010). With Bruce Jentleson, he served as senior editor for the Encyclopedia of American Foreign Relations (1997). A microfilm edition of The United States and Castro's Cuba, 1950s-1970s: The Paterson Collection appeared in 1999. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of American History and Diplomatic History. A recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, he has directed National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for College Teachers. In 2000 the New England History Teachers Association recognized his excellence in teaching and mentoring with the Kidger Award. Besides visits to many American campuses, Tom has lectured in Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, and Venezuela. He is a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, which in 2008 honored him with the Laura and Norman Graebner Award for "lifetime achievement" in scholarship, service, and teaching. A native of Oregon, Tom is now informally associated with Southern Oregon University.

Preface
Introduction
Acronyms and Abbreviations. Chronology
Explanations
American Capitalist Expansion
Jr., Communist Ideology, Stalinist Totalitarianism, and American Universalism
American Ideology: The Riga and Yalta Axioms
America's National Security Policy: A Source of Cold War Tensions Vladislav Zubok and Constantine Pleshakov, Stalin's Road to the Cold War
Inevitable Conflict: The Unstable International System
The Origins of the Cold War in Europe
Saving American Lives and Pressing the Soviets: The Atomic Bomb Decision
Reorienting American Foreign Policy
Truman's Achievements Carolyn Eisenberg, Dividing Germany
The Limits of American Power in Eastern Europe Frank Costigliola, Demonizing the Soviets
Kennan's Long Telegram
Economic Crisis and American Militarization
Two Very Different Empires
The Primacy of Security in Soviet Foreign Policy
The Cold War in Asia Nancy Bernkop Tucker, Subordinating China
The Cold War Comes to Southeast Asia
The Conflicted and Troubled Origins of the Sino-Soviet Alliance Suggestions for Further Reading Maps Europe After the Second World War Asia and the Middle East After the Second World War

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