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United States Foreign Policy in the Interwar Period, 1918-1941 The Golden Age of American Diplomatic and Military Complacency

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ISBN-10: 0275948250

ISBN-13: 9780275948252

Edition: 2001

Authors: Benjamin D. Rhodes

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This study presents an in-depth survey of the principal policies and personalities of American diplomacy of the era, together with a discussion of recent historiography in the field. For two decades between the two world wars, America pursued a foreign policy course that was, according to Rhodes, shortsighted and self-centered. Believing World War I had been an aberration, Americans naively signed disarmament treaties and a pact renouncing war, while eschewing such inconveniences as enforcement machinery or participation in international organizations. Smug moral superiority, a penurious desire to save money, and naivete ultimately led to the neglect of America's armed forces even as…    
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List price: $110.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/30/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 238
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

United States Foreign Policy in the Interwar Period: A Historiographical Overview
Wilson and Democratic Peacemaking: A Tragic Beginning to the Interwar Era
Harding, Hughes, and Republican Moral Diplomacy
Foreign Policy Under Coolidge and Kellogg: A Relative Bed of Roses
Foreign Policy Under Hoover and Stimson: A Bed of Pain
Early New Deal Foreign Policy: The Limits of Improvisation
The Good Neighbor Policy: A Bipartisan Accomplishment
Congressional Neutrality: Roosevelt, the British, and Bankers as Performing Circus Animals
The Shifting of the Foreign Policy Momentum
Aid to Britain Short of War
Japan and the United States Miscalculate
Selected Bibliography
Index