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New PDF release: America in the world : a history in documents from the War

By Preston, Andrew; Lawrence, Mark Atwood; Engel, Jeffrey A

ISBN-10: 0691133352

ISBN-13: 9780691133355

ISBN-10: 0691161755

ISBN-13: 9780691161754

ISBN-10: 1400851459

ISBN-13: 9781400851454

How may still the United States wield its huge, immense energy past its borders? should still it adhere to grand rules or act on slender self-interest? may still it companion with different countries or stay away from entangling alliances? americans were grappling with questions like those through the nation's background, and particularly because the emergence of the USA as a huge global energy within the overdue 19th century. America within the World illuminates this background through shooting the various voices and viewpoints of a few of the main colourful and eloquent those that participated in those momentous debates.

Spanning the period from the Gilded Age to the Obama years, this specified reader collects greater than 2 hundred documents--everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and music lyrics. It encompasses a variety of levels of yankee diplomatic heritage which are in general handled individually, akin to the 1st global battle, the chilly conflict, and September 11. The ebook offers the views of elite policymakers--presidents, secretaries of kingdom, generals, and diplomats--alongside these of different different types of americans, comparable to newspaper columnists, monks, songwriters, poets, and novelists. It additionally beneficial properties a number of files from different nations, illustrating how foreigners seen America's function within the world.

Ideal for lecture room use, America within the World sheds gentle at the advanced interaction of political, financial, ideological, and cultural components underlying the workout of yankee energy at the worldwide stage.

  • Includes greater than 2 hundred records from the past due 19th century to today
  • Looks at every thing from presidential addresses to political cartoons and tune lyrics
  • Presents different views, from elite policymakers to monks and novelists
  • Features files from outdoors the U.S., illustrating how humans in different international locations seen America's position within the world

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How may still the USA wield its huge, immense strength past its borders? may still it adhere to grand ideas or act on slim self-interest? should still it associate with different countries or stay away from entangling alliances? americans were grappling with questions like those during the nation's heritage, and particularly because the emergence of the USA as an important international strength within the overdue 19th century.

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Foreign policy generated a tremendous amount of comment abroad during the American century. 5 In 2004, for example, during a presidential election that many believed would shape the fate of the entire world, the Guardian, one of Britain’s major daily newspapers, wrote that non-Americans felt “increasingly helpless” at not having a say over the outcome. “[U]nless you happen to be a voter in a handful of swing states, there’s little you can do about the final result. ” Even British politics, the Guardian warned, “may now be at least as heavily influenced by White House policy as by the choices of UK voters”6 We hope that our inclusion of some non-American documents, from adversaries as well as allies, captures these international sentiments and illustrates for Americans just how deep and profound their effect on the rest of the world can be.

Porto Rico and Cuba will have to abolish slavery, as a measure of self-preservation, to retain their laborers. San Domingo will become a large consumer of the products of Northern farms and manufactories. The cheap rate at which her citizens can be furnished with food, tools, and machinery will make it necessary that contiguous islands should have the same advantages in order to compete in the production of sugar, coffee, tobacco, tropical fruits, etc. This will open to us a still wider market for our products.

Foreign policy generated a tremendous amount of comment abroad during the American century. 5 In 2004, for example, during a presidential election that many believed would shape the fate of the entire world, the Guardian, one of Britain’s major daily newspapers, wrote that non-Americans felt “increasingly helpless” at not having a say over the outcome. “[U]nless you happen to be a voter in a handful of swing states, there’s little you can do about the final result. ” Even British politics, the Guardian warned, “may now be at least as heavily influenced by White House policy as by the choices of UK voters”6 We hope that our inclusion of some non-American documents, from adversaries as well as allies, captures these international sentiments and illustrates for Americans just how deep and profound their effect on the rest of the world can be.

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