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Williams, William Appleman

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Works: 89 works in 404 publications in 4 languages and 15,844 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: E744, 327.73
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The tragedy of American diplomacy by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
68 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The contours of American history by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
40 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Appleman Williams was the American history profession's greatest critic of US imperialism. The Contours of American History, first published in 1961, reached back into British history to argue that the relationship between liberalism and empire was in effect a grand compromise, with expansion abroad containing class and race tensions at home. Coming as it did before the political explosions of the 1960s, Williams's message was a deeply heretical one, and yet the Modern Library ultimately chose Contours as one of the best 100 nonfiction books of the 20th Century. This fiftieth anniversary edition will introduce this magisterial work to a new readership, with a new introduction by Greg Grandin, one of today's leading historians of US foreign policy
America in Vietnam : a documentary history ( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of essays and documents, written and compiled by four distinguished historians, is an essential source book for anyone seeking to understand the causes, character, and consequences of American involvement in Vietnam
The roots of the modern American empire; a study of the growth and shaping of social consciousness in a marketplace society by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
22 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Empire as a way of life : an essay on the causes and character of America's present predicament, along with a few thoughts about an alternative by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
18 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American-Russian relations, 1781-1947 by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
17 editions published between 1952 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America confronts a revolutionary world, 1776-1976 by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
7 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From colony to empire : essays in the history of American foreign relations by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
10 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great evasion; an essay on the contemporary relevance of Karl Marx and on the wisdom of admitting the heretic into the dialogue about America's future by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
16 editions published between 1954 and 1974 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shaping of American diplomacy; readings and documents in American foreign relations, 1750-1955 by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
12 editions published between 1956 and 1968 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History as a way of learning; articles, excerpts, and essays by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
8 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The United States, Cuba, and Castro; an essay on the dynamics of revolution and the dissolution of empire by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
17 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shaping of American diplomacy by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
15 editions published between 1956 and 1972 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Americans in a changing world : a history of the United States in the twentieth century by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
9 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Redefining the past : essays in diplomatic history in honor of William Appleman Williams ( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some presidents: Wilson to Nixon by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A William Appleman Williams reader : selections from his major historical writings by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When he died in 1990, William Appleman Williams was arguably the most influential and controversial of a generation of historians that came of age after World War II. Williams's revisionist writings, especially those dealing with American diplomatic history and the cold war, forced historians and other thinkers and policymakers to abandon old cliche's and confront disturbing questions about America's behavior in the world. Williams saw history as "a way of learning" and applied the principle brilliantly in books and essays which have altered our vision of the American past and present. In this rich collection, Henry Berger has drawn from Williams's most important writings - including The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, The Contours of American History, and The Roots of the Modern American Empire - to present his key arguments. There are selections in all, from books, essays, and articles, including two never before published. Mr. Berger has added notes to the selections and an enlightening introduction which explores Williams's career and ideas. Williams defined America's social, moral, constitutional, and economic development in uncompromising, iconoclastic, and original terms. Shunning the realist school of historical interpretation, he drew from the teachings of Spinoza, Marx, and Wilhelm Dilthey in his "process of choosing how I would make sense out of the world." His task, as he saw it, was to explore how distinct elements of historical development could together reveal the dynamic relationships of the reality in which it occurred. "Reality," he wrote, "involves how a political act is also an economic act, or how an economic decision is a political choice, or of how an idea of freedom involves a commitment to a particular economic system." These selections from Williams's key writings offer a valuable introduction as well as an intelligent guide to one of America's most important historical thinkers
America and the Middle East; open door imperialism or enlightened leadership? by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Tragödie der amerikanischen Diplomatie by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
12 editions published between 1959 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Storia degli Stati Uniti by William Appleman Williams ( Book )
9 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Appleman Williams, William
Appleman Williams, William 1921-1990
Vil'âms, Vil'âm Èpplmen.
ウィリアムズ, ウィリアム・A
Languages
English (307)
Italian (9)
Spanish (4)
German (4)
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