Major Problems In American Foreign Relations, Volume I: To 1920 by Dennis MerrillMajor Problems In American Foreign Relations, Volume I: To 1920 by Dennis Merrill

Major Problems In American Foreign Relations, Volume I: To 1920

byDennis Merrill, Thomas Paterson

Paperback | September 10, 2009

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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 Seventh Edition introduces new studies on America's early foreign relations which seek to position the nation's post "9-11" attitudes and behaviors within historical context. Some of the new literature spotlights cultural relations, and the ways in which culturally constructed attitudes about class, gender, race, and national identity have shaped American's perceptions of the world and subsequently its overseas relationships.
Dennis Merrill, a professor of history and department chair at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. He is the author of Bread and the Ballot: The United States and India's Economic Development, 1947-1963. The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations honored him with ...
Title:Major Problems In American Foreign Relations, Volume I: To 1920Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.2 × 6.3 × 0.9 inPublished:September 10, 2009Publisher:Wadsworth PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547218249

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Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with Further Reading. 1. EXPLAINING AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS.Essays.Bradford Perkins . The Unique American Prism. William Appleman Williams . The Open Door Policy: Economic Expansion and the Remaking of Societies. Norman A. Graebner . The Pursuit of Interests and a Balance of Power. Andrew Rotter . The Gendering of Peoples and Nations. Michael L. Krenn . The Power of Race. Walter L. Hixson . Culture, National Identity, and the Myth of America.2. THE ORIGINS OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY IN THE REVOLUTIONARY ERA.Documents.1. Governor John Winthrop Envisions a City Upon a Hill, 1630. 2. John Adams of Massachusetts Explains French Interest in American Independence and Cautions Against Alliance, 1775. 3. The Patriot Thomas Paine Demands Severance from the British Empire, " 1776. 4. The Declaration of Independence, 1776. 5. Treaties with France Secure an Alliance, 1778. 6. Treaty of Paris Secures American Independence, 1783. 7. Federalist No. 4: There Is Strength in Union. 8. Foreign Policy Powers in the Constitution, 1789. Essays.Lawrence S. Kaplan . The Treaty of Alliance With France and American Isolationism. Robert Kagan . Revolutionary Internationalists Engage a Harsh World.3. THE GREAT DEBATE OF THE 1790S.Documents.1. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson Defends the Treaty with France, 1793. 2. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton Urges Voiding the Treaty with France, 1793. 3. Jay's Treaty, 1794. 4. Virginia Senator James Madison Proposes Commercial Restrictions Against Britain, 1795. 5. A Democratic-Republican Society Blasts Jay's Treaty, 1795. 6. Hamilton Defends Jay's Treaty, 1795. 7. President George Washington Cautions Against Factionalism and Permanent Alliances in His Farewell Address, 1796.Essays.John Lamberton Harper . Prudence and Logic: Hamilton and Jay's Treaty. Marie-Jeanne Rossignol . Hamilton, Jay, and the Federalists: Partisan Anglophiles. 4. THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE.Documents.1. Haitian General Toussaint Louverture Accuses the Jefferson Administration of a Racial Slight, 1801. 2. President Jefferson Assesses the French Threat in New Orleans, 1802. 3. First Consul of France Napoleon Bonaparte Explains the Need to Sell Louisiana to the United States, 1803. 4. American Minister to France Robert R. Livingston Recounts the Paris Negotiations, 1803. 5. Federalist Hamilton Debunks Jefferson's Diplomacy, 1803. 6. Jefferson Instructs Captain Meriwether Lewis on Exploration, 1803.Essays.Robert W. Tucker and David C. Hendrickson . Jefferson's Risky Diplomacy of Watching and Waiting. Joseph J. Ellis . Patience, Deft Diplomacy, and Continental Empire. 5. THE WAR OF 1812.Documents.1. Secretary of State Madison Protests British Impressment of Americans from the Chesapeake, 1807. 2. The Embargo Act Forbids U.S. Exports, 1807. 3. Massachusetts Federalist Josiah Quincy Denounces Calls for War, 1809. 4. The Non-Intercourse Act Replaces the Embargo Act, 1809. 5. Shawnee Chief Tecumseh Condemns U.S. Land Grabs and Plays the British Card, 1810. 6. Kentucky Republican Henry Clay Articulates U.S. Grievances Against Britain, 1811. 7. President Madison Urges Congress to Declare War on Great Britain, 1812. 8. Former President Jefferson Predicts the Easy Conquest of Canada, 1812.Essays.Garry Wills . Economic Coercion and the Conquest of Canada: Madison's Failed Diplomacy. Walter L. Hixson . The Patriotic War.6. THE MONROE DOCTRINE.Documents.1. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams Warns Against the Search for "Monsters to Destroy," 1821. 2. British Foreign Secretary George Canning Proposes a Joint Declaration, 1823. 3. Jefferson Advises President James Monroe to Cooperate with Britain, 1823. 4. Adams Argues Against a Joint Anglo-American Declaration in Cabinet Meeting of November 7, 1823. 5. The Monroe Doctrine Declares the Western Hemisphere Closed to European Intervention, 1823. 6. Colombia Requests an Explanation of U.S. Intentions, 1824. 7. Representative William L. Brent Pla