Major Problems in American Foreign Relations since 1914 Documents and Essays

ISBN-10: 0618370390

ISBN-13: 9780618370399

Edition: 6th 2005

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Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this reader uses a carefully selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow students to test the interpretations of distinguished historians and draw their own conclusions about the history of American foreign policy. This text serves as an effective educational tool for courses on U.S. foreign policy, recent U.S. history, or 20th Century U.S. history.The Sixth Edition incorporates coverage of the post-Cold War era as well as new material that examines the role of gender, race, and national identity in American foreign policy.
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List price: $143.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 10/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

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
The World-System, Hegemony, and Decline
Cultural Interactions
The Gendering of Peoples and Nations
Race and the American Century
National Security, Core Values, and Power
Bureaucratic Politics and Policy Outcomes
The First World War, and the League Fight Documents
The First Lusitania Note Requests Germany to Halt Submarine Warfare, 1915
President Woodrow Wilson Asks Congress to Declare War Against Germany, 1917
Senator Robert M. La Follette Voices His Dissent, 1917
Wilson Proclaims U.S. War Aims: The Fourteen Points, 1918
Articles 10 through 16 of the League of Nations Covenant, 1919
Wilson Defends the Peace Treaty and League, 1919
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Proposes Reservations to the League Covenant, 1919
From Peace to War: Progressive Internationalists Confront the Forces of Reaction
The Peace Advocate Out of Touch with Reality
Wilsonianism: A Workable Blueprint for a Broken World
The International History of the 1920s Documents
Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes Advocates Naval Disarmament, 1921
The Isolationist Chicago Tribune Denounces Europe's Folly, 1921
Reformer Jane Addams Assesses the League of Nations, 1922
Debts and German Reparations: Hughes Calls on Private Experts for Help, 1922
Argentine Writer Manuel Ugarte Identifies the United States as the "New Rome," 1923
"Trade Follows the Film," 1925
Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover Extols U.S. Foreign Trade, 1926
The Kellogg-Briand Pact Outlaws War, 1928
The Republican Retreat from International Responsibilities
U.S. Cultural Expansion in an Era of Systemic Upheaval
Women's Internationalism
U.S. Entry into World War II Documents
Senator Gerald P. Nye Cites the Lessons of History and Advocates Neutrality, 1936
President Franklin D. Roosevelt Proposes to "Quarantine" Aggressors, 1937
Japan Envisions a "New Order" in Asia, 1938
FDR Proposes Lend-Lease Aid to Great Britain, 1940
Roosevelt Orders the U.S. Navy to "Shoot on Sight," 1941
Japan Proposes Two Diplomatic Options to the United States, November 1941
Washington Rejects Japan's Proposals and Reaffirms the Open Door, November 1941
Roosevelt Delivers His War Message to Congress, 1941
The Global Threat and the Case for War
Stalemate and the Case Against U.S. Entry into the War
Defeating the Axis, Planning the Peace: The Second World War Documents
Roosevelt Promises a Second Front, 1942
Marshal Joseph Stalin Conveys Impatience over a Second Front, 1943
Roosevelt and Stalin Discuss the "Four Policemen," at the Teheran Conference, 1943
British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill and Stalin Cut Their Percentages Deal, 1944
The Yalta Protocol of Proceedings, 1945
The Yalta Agreement on Soviet Entry into the War Against Japan, 1945
Roosevelt's Anger with Stalin, 1945
Roosevelt's Last Letter to Churchill, 1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Successful Wartime Diplomacy
The Failure of Roosevelt's Wartime Diplomacy
The Origins of the Cold War Documents
The Franck Committee Predicts a Nuclear-Arms Race If the Atomic Bomb Is Dropped on Japan, 1945
Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson Appeals for Atomic Talks with the Soviets, 1945
Attach? George F. Kennan Critiques Soviet Foreign Policy in His "Long Telegram," 1946
Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Declares an "Iron Curtain" Has Descended on Europe, 1946
Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace Questions the "Get Tough" Policy, 1946
Soviet Ambassador Nikolai Novikov Identifies a U.S. Drive for World Supremacy, 1946
The Truman Doctrine Calls for Aid to Greece and Turkey to Contain Totalitarianism, 1947
The Marshall Plan (Economic Cooperation Act) Provides Aid for European Reconstruction, 1948
The National Security Council Paper No. 68 (NSC-68)
Reassesses the Soviet Threat and Recommends a Military Buildup, 1950
Secrets and Threats: Atomic Diplomacy and Soviet-American Antagonism
Provincialism and Confrontation: President Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the Cold War
Two Cold War Empires: Imposition vs. Multilateralism
The Korean War and Containment in Asia Documents
U.S. Ambassador John Leighton Stuart Reports Mao's Overture, 1949
The National Security Council Extends Containment to Asia, December 1949
Secretary of State Dean Acheson Defines the Defense Perimeter in Asia, 1950
North Korean Leader Kim Il Sung Pleads for Soviet Support, January 1950
President Harry S. Truman and His Advisers Confer at the "Blair House Meeting," June 26, 1950
Chinese Leader Mao Zedong Informs Joseph Stalin of China's Decision to Enter the Korean War, 1950
General Douglas MacArthur Dismisses the Likelihood of Chinese Intervention, 1950
MacArthur's "No Substitute for Victory" Speech, 1951
Korea's Civil War and the Roots of U.S. Intervention
Korea: Stalin's Expansionist Gamble
The Lost Chance for Peace: Washington Rejected Chinese Communist Overtures
Dwight D. Eisenhower and Nuclear Arms Documents
National Security Council Paper No. 162/2 (NCS-162/2) Promotes Atomic Power, 1953
Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and President Dwight D. Eisenhower Threaten to Use Nuclear Weapons: The Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1955
The National Security Council Discusses the Ramifications of Sputnik, 1957
The National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE) Protests the Nuclear Arms Race, 1957
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev Reflects on the Nuclear Arms Race, 1970
Senator John F. Kennedy Presses for More Military Spending to Close the Missile Gap, 1960
Eisenhower Warns Against the "Military-Industrial Complex," 1961
Eisenhower's Heroic but Failed Crusade Against Militarization
Eisenhower's Reckless Nuclear Gamble over the Taiwan Strait
Cold War Culture and the "Third World" Documents
Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq Defends the Nationalization of Oil, 1951
U.S. Ambassador Loy Henderson Doubts Mossadeq's Mental Stability, 1952
President John F. Kennedy Launches the Peace Corps, 1961
JFK Enlists Youth and Idealism in the Peace Corps, 1961
A Peace Corps Volunteer Describes Life in Ghana, 1964
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Plans for Tourism, 1949
Modernity Goes on Display: San Juan's Caribe Hilton Hotel, 1949
A Puerto Rican Cartoon Satirizes U.S. Tourists, 1960
Culture Clash: Gender, Oil, and Iranian Nationalism
Cultural Cooperation: The Peace Corps in Ghana
Cultural Negotiation: U.S. Tourism in Puerto Rico
Cuba and the Missile Crisis Documents
CIA Assassination Plots Against Cuban Leader Fidel Castro (1960-1965), 1975
Guidelines for Operation Mongoose, 1962
Missiles Photographed in Cuba: President John F. Kennedy Meets with His Advisers, October 16, 1962
Kennedy Addresses the Nation, October 22, 1962
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev Asks for a U.S. No-Invasion Pledge, October 26, 1962
Khrushchev Requests U.S. Removal of Jupiter Missiles from Turkey, October 27, 1962
Kennedy and ExComm Consider Trading the Jupiter Missiles in Turkey, October 27, 1962
Soviet Official Anastas I. Mikoyanand Fidel Castro Debate and Review the Crisis, November 4-5, 1962
Patient Diplomacy and Measured Pressure: JFK's Finest Hour
Spinning Out of Conrol: Kennedy's War Against Cuba and the Missile Crisis
The Vietnam War Documents
The Vietnamese Declaration of Independence, 1945
Final Declaration of the Geneva Conference on Indochina, 1954
North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap Outlines His People's War Strategy, 1961
The Tonkin Gulf Resolution Authorizes the President to Use Force, 1964
A Bureaucratic Insider Laments the Momentum Against Negotiation, November 1964
President Lyndon B. Johnson's Advisors Chart the Path to Military Escalation, December 1964
Chinese Leader Mao Zedong Urges the North Vietnamese to Fight On, 1965
Senator J. William Fulbright Decries the "Arrogance of Power," 1966
Former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara Concludes That He Erred, 1995
International Capitalism and Communism Collide with Vietnamese Nationalism
Lyndon Johnson and His Bureaucracy Choose War
An Unwinnable War
Richard M. Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, the Grand Strategy, and D?tente Documents
President Richard M. Nixon Recalls His Initial Goals (1968), 1978
The Nixon Doctrine Calls on Asian Nations to Take Responsibility for Their Own Security, 1969
Nixon Explains the Five Power Centers of the New Global Economy, 1971
Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger Defends D?tente, 1974
U.S. Covert Action in Chile (1963-1973), 1975
The Journalist Anthony Lewis Blasts Kissinger's Record, 1977
Nixon's Innovative Grand Design and the Wisdom of D?tente
Why D?tente Failed
Kissinger's Realism Without Morality
The Cold War Ends and the Post-Cold War Era Begins Documents
President Ronald Reagan Denounces the Soviet Union, 1981
Reagan Touts U.S. Military Power and Introduces the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), 1983
Reagan Defends SDI After the Reykjav?k Summit Meeting, 1986
Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev Criticizes SDI After the Reykjav?k Summit Meeting, 1986
Soviet Reformer Georgi Arbatov Explains the "New Thinking" in the Soviet Union, 1989
President George Bush Proclaims Cold War Victory, 1990
President William J. Clinton Applauds America's Globalism and Warns Against a New Isolationism, 1995
President George W. Bush Jettisons the Multilateral Kyoto Protocol on the Environment, 2001
Superpower Decline and Hegemonic Survival
President Ronald Reagan's Successful Strategy of Negotiating from Strength
The Limits of American Post-Cold War Power
September 11, 2001, and Anti-Americanism in the Muslim World Documents
President Franklin D. Roosevelt Befriends King Ibn Saud, 1945
The National Security Council Weighs U.S. Options in the Middle East, 1948
Egypt's Gamel Abdel Nasser Justifies Nationalizing the Suez Canal, 1956
The Palestinian National Covenant Calls for the Liberation of Palestine, 1968
The Carter Doctrine Announces U.S. Intention to Repel Aggression in the Persian Gulf, 1980
President George Bush Declares a New World Order During the Persian Gulf Crisis, 1990
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Pleads for Peace, 1993
President George W. Bush Asks, "Why Do They Hate Us?" 2001
Osama bin Laden Proclaims, "God Has Given Them Back What They Deserve," 2001
President Bush Makes the Case for War on Iraq, 2003
The Revolt of Islam
A Cash with U.S. Foreign Policy
A Clash Between Globalization and Tradition
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