Historical Dictionary Of U.s. Diplomacy From The Civil War To World War I by Kenneth J. BlumeHistorical Dictionary Of U.s. Diplomacy From The Civil War To World War I by Kenneth J. Blume

Historical Dictionary Of U.s. Diplomacy From The Civil War To World War I

byKenneth J. Blume

Hardcover | September 29, 2005

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Launching the new series of Historical Dictionaries of U.S. Diplomacy, this volume provides a convenient introduction to a critical period of American diplomacy. The half-century from 1861 to 1914 formed a crucial time in the development of the American approach to the world, for the United States laid the foundations for its 20th century foreign policy. While the famed Monroe Doctrine insisted that no foreign power meddle in the American continent, it did not stop the U.S. from waging war against Spain, mixing in conflicts in Cuba, Chile, and Mexico, nor in backing independence for Panama, all the while acquiring smaller Pacific islands. The book includes: · An introductory essay outlining main themes and problems of the era · A chronology of main events · Over 1,000 separate cross-referenced dictionary entries exploring all aspects of American Diplomacy · Appendixes providing lists of presidents; secretaries of state, war, and navy; all American diplomatic ministers and ambassadors, and most U.S. consuls · A photographic section with images of significant individuals and locations · A bibliography facilitating further research
Kenneth J. Blume is a specialist in 19th century U.S. maritime, naval, and diplomatic history.  He holds a Ph.D. from SUNY-Binghamton and is professor of history in the Department of Humanities and Communication, School of Arts and Sciences, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is also the author of The A to Z of U.S. Dip...
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Title:Historical Dictionary Of U.s. Diplomacy From The Civil War To World War IFormat:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 8.48 × 6.22 × 1.42 inPublished:September 29, 2005Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810853779

ISBN - 13:9780810853775

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 4 Chronology Part 5 Introduction Part 6 The Dictionary Part 7 Appendixes Chapter 8 A. U.S. Presidents, 1861-1914 Chapter 9 B. U.S. Secretaries of State, 1861-1914 Chapter 10 C. U.S. Secretaries of War, 1861-1914 Chapter 11 D. U.S. Secretaries of the Navy, 1861-1914 Chapter 12 E. U.S. Diplomatic Corps, 1861-1914 Part 13 Bibliography Part 14 About the Author

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From the "A.B.C. Conference"-the 1914 international conference in which Argentina, Brazil, and Chile attempted to mediate a dispute between the United States and Mexico-to "Zionism," this dictionary by Blume (history, Albany College of Pharmacy) provides informative entries related to US diplomatic history from 1861 to 1914. The entries cover historical events and conceptual terms such as the two cited above, but the bulk of the material consists of entries on historic persons involved with or important to the history of American diplomacy. The dictionary also includes an overview essay, a chronology, a bibliography, as well as appendixes listing the US Presidents; Secretaries of State, War, and the Navy; and members of the diplomatic corps for the time period.