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Major Problems in American Foreign Relations Documents and Essays, Concise Edition

ISBN-10: 0618376399
ISBN-13: 9780618376391
Edition: 2006
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List price: $147.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this concise reader uses a carefully selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow students to test the interpretations of distinguished historians and to draw their own conclusions about the history of American foreign policy. The text serves as an effective educational tool for one-semester courses on U.S. foreign policy or recent U.S. history. The Concise Edition consolidates the two volumes of Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, 6/e, into a single volume. Covering the major events of American foreign relations from the Revolutionary era through September 11 and its aftermath, the chapters also address the role of gender, race, and national identity in American foreign policy. This one-volume edition includes selected chapters from the two-volume edition that cover major events of American foreign policy from the Revolutionary era through September and its aftermath. The chapters have been carefully chosen to be inclusive of the most important events in American foreign relations. Chapter 1, "Explaining American Foreign Relations," has been expanded to encompass the broader period of time covered by this text. The final chapter includes coverage of September 11, Anti-Americanism in the Muslim world, and other recent events and attitudes. Chapter Introductions fill chronological gaps where chapters have been reduced from two volumes to one. The Further Readings section has been updated and revised to remain current.

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.

Approaching the Study of American Foreign Relations
Essays
The World-System, Hegemony, and Decline
The Importance of Culture
Gender Analysis and Foreign Relations
The Racial Hierarchy Mulvyn
Security, Values, and Power
Bureaucratic Poltics and Policy Outcomes
The Origins of American Foreign Policy in the Revolutionary Era Documents
John Adams of Massachusetts Explains French Interest in American Independence and Cautions Against Alliance, 1775
Treaty of Amity and Commerce with France, 1778
Treaty of Alliance with France, 1778
Treaty of Peace Provides for American Independence, 1783
Foreign Policy Powers in the Constitution, 1789
Jay's Treaty, 1794
A Democratic-Republican Society Blasts Jay's Treaty, 1795
President George Washington Cautions Against Factionalism and Permanent
Alliances in His Farewell Address, 1796
Essays
The Treaty of Alliance with France and American Isolationism
American Internationalism and Federal Union
The Louisiana Purchase Documents
President
Threat in New Orleans, 1802
Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul of France, Explains the Need to Sell Louisiana to the United States, 1803
Robert R. Livingston, American Minister to France, Recounts the Paris Negotiations, 1803
Federalist
Jefferson Instructs Captain Meriwether Lewis on Exploration, 1803 Essays
Jefferson's Risky
Diplomacy of Watching and Waiting Joyce Appleby
Jefferson's Resolute Leadership and Drive Toward Empire
The War of 1812 DOCUMENTS
Secretary of State James Madison Protests
British Impressment of Americans from theChesapeake,1807
The Embargo Act Forbids U.S. Exports, 1807
Massachusetts Federalist Josiah Quincy
Denounces Calls for War, 1809
The Non-Intercourse Act Replaces the Embargo Act, 1809
Shawnee Chief Tecumseh Condemns U.S. Land Grabs and Plays the British Card, 1810
Kentucky Republican Henry Clay Articulates U.S. Grievances Against Britain, 1811
President James Madison Urges Congress to Declare War on Great Britain, 1812
Former President Thomas Jefferson Predicts the Easy Conquest of Canada, 1812
Essays Garry Wills
Economic Coercion and the Conquest of Canada: Madison's Failed Diplomacy Steven Watts
Crusade to Revitalize the American Character
The Monroe Doctrine DOCUMENTS
Secretary of State John Quincy Adams Warns Against the Search for "Monsters to Destroy," 1821
British Foreign Secretary George Canning Proposes a Joint Declaration, 1823
Thomas Jefferson Advises President James Monroe to Cooperate with Britain, 1823
Adams Argues Against a Joint Anglo-American Declaration in the Cabinet Meeting of November 7, 1823
The Monroe Doctrine Declares the Western Hemisphere Closed to European Intervention, 1823
Colombia Requests an Explanation of U.S. Intentions, 1824
Juan Bautista Alberdi of Argentina Warns Against the Threat of "Monroism" to the Independence of Spanish America
Essays
Ineffective Defense, at Best William E. Weeks,The Age of Manifest Destiny Begins
Manifest Destiny, Texas, and the War with Mexico DOCUMENTS
Commander Sam Houston's Battle Cry for Texan Independence from Mexico, 1835
General Antonio Loacute;pez de Sant

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