History of American Foreign Policy from 1895

ISBN-10: 0765620561

ISBN-13: 9780765620569

Edition: 3rd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Jerald A. Combs

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Thoroughly updated, this respected text provides a clear, concise, and affordable narrative and analytical history of American foreign policy from the revolutionary period to the present.
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List price: $52.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Europe, America, and World War I
Germany Disrupts the European Balance of Power
The United States and the European Balance of Power: The Algeciras Conference
The Issue of Neutral Rights on the Eve of War
The Outbreak of World War I
Wilsonian Neutrality
The German Response: Submarine Warfare
Wilson's Temporary Victory: "He Kept Us Out of War"
America Enters the War
Controversial Issues
Further Reading
The United States and the Peace of Versailles
America and the Allied Victory
Conflicting Plans for Peace: Wilson's "New Diplomacy" versus Europe's "Old Diplomacy"
Intervention in Russia
Pressures on the Peace from Left and Right
Negotiating the Treaty of Versailles
The Senate, the League, and the Treaty of Versailles
Controversial Issues
Further Reading
U.S. Foreign Policy Between the World Wars
Was World War II Inevitable?
The United States and Attempts at Disarmament
Economic Diplomacy Toward Europe
The United States, Japan, and the New Order in Asia
The Stimson Doctrine
The Good Neighbor Policy in Latin America
Controversial Issues
Further Reading
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Coming of World War II
Appeasement: 1932-1939
America's March Toward War in Europe
The March Toward War in Asia
Controversial Issues and Further Reading
The Diplomacy of World War II and the Seeds of the Cold War
Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin: Competing Strategies for the Grand Alliance
The Diplomacy of the War: 1941-1943
Roosevelt and Churchill: 1943
The Yalta Conference: February 1945
Controversial Issues
Further Reading
Harry Truman and the Onset of the Cold War
Truman Takes Over
From Potsdam to the Truman Doctrine: The Transition from Quid Pro Quo
Diplomacy to Containment
From the Marshall Plan to the War in Korea: The Hardening of Containment
The Cold War in East Asia
The Korean War
Controversial Issues
Further Reading
The New Look of Dwight D. Eisenhower
The New Look
Eisenhower, the Soviet Union, and Western Europe
The Dilemma of the Middle East
Eisenhower and Latin America
Eisenhower and Asia
Controversial Issues
Further Reading
Kennedy, Johnson, and Flexible Response
Kennedy and the Strategy of Flexible Response
The Bay of Pigs and Its Aftermath
The Cuban Missile Crisis and Its Aftermath
Kennedy and the Nationalist Alternative in the Third World
Controversial Issues
Further Reading
The Vietnam War
Kennedy, Diem and Ho Chi Minh
Johnson Takes Over
Nixon Takes Over
From Escalation to Withdrawal
The Impact of Vietnam
Controversial Issues
Further Reading
Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger: Manipulating the Balance of Power
Richard Nixon's "Structure of Peace"
The Opening to China
The Strategic Arms Limitations Talks
Dilemmas in the Developed World: Europe and Japan
The Third World
Controversial Issues
Further Reading
Time Bombs in the Middle East
The Six-Day War of June 1967
Black September
The Yom Kippur War, October 1973
Kissinger and Step-by-Step Diplomacy
Civil War in Lebanon 1975-1976
The Camp David Process and the Israeli-Egyptian Peace
Eruptions in the Persian Gulf and the Carter Doctrine
Lebanon and the Injection of American Forces into the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Controversial Issues
Further Reading
Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and the Demise of Detente, 1976-1984
From Carter to Reagan
Carter, Reagan, and China and Africa
Carter, Reagan, and Latin America
Carter, Reagan, and the International Economy
Carter, Reagan, the Soviets, and Nuclear Arms
Controversial Issues
Further Reading
The End of the Cold War
The Rise of Mikhail Gorbachev
The Reykjavik Summit and the Beginning of the End of the Cold War
Gorbachev, Reagan, and the End of the Cold War
Gorbachev, George Bush, and the Collapse of the Soviet Empire
Gorbachev, Bush, and the Collapse of the Soviet Union
Controversial Issues
Further Reading
American Foreign Policy in the Aftermath of the Cold War
The Debate over American Intervention
The Impact of the End of the Cold War on the Middle East
The Impact of the End of the Cold War on Latin America
The Impact of the End of the Cold War on Asia
The Impact of the End of the Cold War on Africa
The Impact of the End of the Cold War on Europe
Controversial Issues: The Future of American Foreign Policy
Further Reading
George W. Bush, 9/11, and the Iraq War
9/11 and the War in Afghanistan
9/11 and the Bush Doctrine: A New Turning Point in American Foreign Policy?
The Domestic War on Terror
The War in Iraq
The Fallout from the Iraq War
Controversial Issues and Further Reading
About the Author
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