Americas International Relations since World War I

Paperback | December 1, 1998

byWesley M. Bagby

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Based on the latest scholarship and newly discovered foreign documents, America's International Relations Since World War I offers a thorough account of American diplomatic history in the 20th century, including coverage of important subjects usually omitted from other texts, such as economicissues and internal development in Russia, the Soviet Union, and China. Organized chronologically, the book avoids taking an interpretive stand on the merits of particular policies, instead offering a political realist interpretation of events. The focus throughout is on the personalities andeconomic, cultural, and military factors which influence the politics of U.S. foreign policy. Within the chronological framework, each chapter presents key foreign relations problems addressed by a particular presidential administration, examining them in historical perspective and context, and concludes with a short assessment of the accomplishments, events and problems of thatadministration. The chapters are cross-referenced topically so students can easily follow a particular subject, such as the Vietnam War, through several administrations. The text also includes a helpful list of recommended readings. Comprehensive and clearly-written, America's International Relations Since World War I is an ideal companion to history and political science courses alike on contemporary American foreign policy.

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Based on the latest scholarship and newly discovered foreign documents, America's International Relations Since World War I offers a thorough account of American diplomatic history in the 20th century, including coverage of important subjects usually omitted from other texts, such as economicissues and internal development in Russia, t...

Wesley M. Bagby is at West Virginia University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 6.18 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:December 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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PrefaceIntroduction: Elements of the Systems1. The United States Enters World War I2. World War and Peace Settlement3. Foreign Relations in the 1920s4. From Isolation to Involvement5. The United States Enters the War6. Wartime Diplomacy7. Onset of the Cold8. Cold and Hot War in East Asia9. Eisenhower and Dulles: Cold War in East Asia and Latin America10. Eisenhower and Dulles: Cold War in Europe and the Middle East11. Kennedy's Foreign Policy12. The Lyndon Johnson Administration13. Nixon and Detente14. Cold War Continued: Nixon and Ford Policies in Africa and Vietnam15. The Carter Administration16. Reagan: Cold War and Counterrevolution17. Reagan: From Confrontation to Closeness18. President Bush and the End of the Cold War19. President Clinton and the Post Cold War WorldRecommended readingsIndex

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"A straightforward and readable account of American foreign policy in the twentieth century. The focus on military crises makes the book invaluable for a military history course."--James A. Brown, Tougaloo College