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From colony to superpower : U.S. foreign relations since 1776

Author: George C Herring
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford history of the United States (Unnumbered)
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Historian Herring uses foreign relations as the lens through which to tell the story of America's rise from thirteen disparate colonies along the Atlantic coast to the world's greatest superpower. He documents America's interaction with other peoples and nations, a story of stunning successes and sometimes tragic failures, captured in a fast-paced narrative that illuminates the central importance of foreign  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George C Herring
ISBN: 9780195078220 0195078225
OCLC Number: 212018624
Description: xvi, 1035 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: "To begin the world over again" : foreign policy and the birth of the republic, 1776-1778 --
"None who can make us afraid" : the new republic in a hostile world, 1789-1801 --
"Purified as by fire" : republicanism imperiled and reaffirmed, 1801-1815 --
"Leave the rest to us" : the assertive republic, 1815-1837 --
A dose of arsenic : slavery, expansionism, and the road to disunion, 1837-1861 --
"Last best hope" : the Union, the Confederacy, and Civil War diplomacy, 1861-1877 --
"A good enough England" : foreign relations in the Gilded Age, 1877-1893 --
The War of 1898, the new empire, and the dawn of the American century, 1893-1901 --
"Bursting with good intentions" : the United States in world affairs, 1901-1913 --
"A new age" : Wilson, the Great War, and the quest for a new world order, 1913-1921 --
Involvement without commitment, 1921-1931 --
The great transformation : depression, isolationism, and war, 1931-1941 --
"Five continents and seven seas" : World War II and the rise of American globalism, 1941-1945 --
"A novel burden far from our shores" : Truman, the Cold War, and the revolution in U.S. foreign policy, 1945-1953 --
Coexistence and crises, 1953-1961 --
Gulliver's troubles : Kennedy, Johnson, and the limits of power, 1961-1968 --
Nixon, Kissinger, and the end of the postwar era, 1969-1974 --
Foreign policy in an age of dissonance, 1974-1981 --
"A unique and extraordinary moment" : Gorbachev, Reagan, Bush, and the end of the Cold War, 1981-1991 --
"The strength of a giant" : America as hyperpower, 1992-2007.
Series Title: Oxford history of the United States (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: George C. Herring.
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In this installment of the multi-volume Oxford History of the United States, Herring delivers a sweeping account of the United States' foreign relations and diplomacy, which tells the dramatic story  Read more...

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