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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George C Herring
ISBN: 9780195078220 0195078225
OCLC Number: 317458842
Awards: Commended for National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction) 2008
Description: xvi, 1035 p.
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 challenged 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 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 U.S. foreign policy, 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 emergence of American globalism, 1941-1945 --
A noble burden far from our shores : Truman, the Cold War, and the revolution in American foreign policy, 1945-1953 --
Coexistence and crises, 1953-1961 --
Gulliver's troubles: Kennedy, Johnson, and the limits of power, 1961-1969 --
Nixon, Kissinger, and the end of the postwar era, 1969-1974 --
Foreign policy in an age of dissonance, 1974-1981 --
A unique and extraordinary time in world history : Gorbachev, Reagan, Bush, and the end of the Cold War, 1981-1991 --
The strength of a giant : America as hyper-power, 1992-2007.
Series Title: Oxford history of the United States.
Responsibility: George C. Herring.
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