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America's International Relations since World War I

Wesley M. Bagby

Publication Date - January 1999

ISBN: 9780195123890

448 pages
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Retail Price to Students: $84.99


Based on the latest scholarship and newly discovered foreign documents, America's International Relations Since World War I offers a thorough account of American diplomatic history in the 20th century, including coverage of important subjects usually omitted from other texts, such as economic issues and internal development in Russia, the Soviet Union, and China. Organized chronologically, the book avoids taking an interpretive stand on the merits of particular policies, instead offering a political realist interpretation of events. The focus throughout is on the personalities and economic, cultural, and military factors which influence the politics of U.S. foreign policy.
Within the chronological framework, each chapter presents key foreign relations problems addressed by a particular presidential administration, examining them in historical perspective and context, and concludes with a short assessment of the accomplishments, events and problems of that administration. The chapters are cross-referenced topically so students can easily follow a particular subject, such as the Vietnam War, through several administrations. The text also includes a helpful list of recommended readings.
Comprehensive and clearly-written, America's International Relations Since World War I is an ideal companion to history and political science courses alike on contemporary American foreign policy.

Table of Contents

    Introduction: Elements of the Systems
    1. The United States Enters World War I
    2. World War and Peace Settlement
    3. Foreign Relations in the 1920s
    4. From Isolation to Involvement
    5. The United States Enters the War
    6. Wartime Diplomacy
    7. Onset of the Cold
    8. Cold and Hot War in East Asia
    9. Eisenhower and Dulles: Cold War in East Asia and Latin America
    10. Eisenhower and Dulles: Cold War in Europe and the Middle East
    11. Kennedy's Foreign Policy
    12. The Lyndon Johnson Administration
    13. Nixon and Detente
    14. Cold War Continued: Nixon and Ford Policies in Africa and Vietnam
    15. The Carter Administration
    16. Reagan: Cold War and Counterrevolution
    17. Reagan: From Confrontation to Closeness
    18. President Bush and the End of the Cold War
    19. President Clinton and the Post Cold War World
    Recommended readings

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