From Colony to Superpower (häftad)
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From Colony to Superpower (häftad)

From Colony to Superpower

U.S. Foreign Relations since 1776

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Häftad Engelska, 2011-05-26
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A finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, this prize-winning and critically acclaimed history uses foreign relations as the lens through which to tell the story of America's dramatic rise from thirteen disparate colonies huddled along the Atlantic coast to the world's greatest superpower.
George C. Herring tells a story of stunning successes and sometimes tragic failures, captured in a fast-paced narrative that illuminates the central importance of foreign relations to the existence and survival of the nation, and highlights its ongoing impact on the lives of ordinary citizens. He shows how policymakers defined American interests broadly to include territorial expansion, access to growing markets, and the spread of an "American way" of life. And Herring does all this in a
story rich in human drama and filled with epic events. Statesmen such as Benjamin Franklin and Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman and Dean Acheson played key roles in America's rise to world power. But America's expansion as a nation also owes much to the adventurers and explorers, the sea captains,
merchants and captains of industry, the missionaries and diplomats, who discovered or charted new lands, developed new avenues of commerce, and established and defended the nation's interests in foreign lands. From Colony to Superpower captures all this as it tells the dramatic story of America's emergence as superpowerits birth in revolution, its troubled present, and its uncertain future.
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"Herring recaptures a quarter-millennium of American foreign policy with fluidity and felicity...we have long been waiting for a single-volume history like this one." New York Times Book Review

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<br>George C. Herring is Alumni Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Kentucky. A leading authority on U.S. foreign relations, he is the former editor of Diplomatic History and a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He is the author of America'sLongest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975, among other books.<br>


Maps Editor's Introduction Introduction 1. "To Begin the World Over Again": Foreign Policy and the Birth of the Republic, 1776-1778 2. "None Who Can Make Us Afraid": The New Republic in a Hostile World, 1789-1801 3. "Purified as by Fire": Republicanism Imperiled and Reaffirmed, 1801-1815 4. "Leave the Rest to Us": The Assertive Republic, 1815-1837 5. A Dose of Arsenic: Slavery, Expansion, and the Road to Disunion, 1837-1861 6. "Last Best Hope": The Union, the Confederacy, and Civil War Diplomacy, 1861-1877 7. "A Good Enough England": Foreign Relations in the Gilded Age, 1877-1893 8. The War of 1898, the New Empire, and the Dawn of the American Century, 1893-1901 9. "Bursting with Good Intentions": The United States in World Affairs, 1901-1913 10. "A New Age": Wilson, the Great War, and the Quest for a New World Order, 1913-1921 11. Involvement Without Commitment, 1921-1931 12. The Great Transformation: Depression, Isolationism, and War, 1931-1941 13. "Five Continents and Seven Seas": World War II and the Rise of American Globalism, 1941-1945 14. "A Novel Burden Far from Our Shores:" Truman, the Cold War, and the Revolution in U.S. Foreign Policy, 1945-1953 15. Coexistence and Crises, 1953-1961 16. Gulliver's Troubles: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Limits of Power, 1961-1968 17. Nixon, Kissinger, and the End of the Postwar Era, 1969-1974 18. Foreign Policy in an Age of Dissonance, 1974-1981 19. "A Unique and Extraordinary Moment": Gorbachev, Reagan, Bush, and the End of the Cold War, 1981-1991 20. "The Strength of a Giant": America as Hyperpower, 1992-2007 Bibliographical Essay Index