Belligerents, Brinkmanship, and the Big Stick: The History of the Terms of American Diplomacy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1598841327
  • ISBN-13: 9781598841329
  • DDC: 327.73003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 395 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2010
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Overview

The United States is often portrayed as a country that gradually, even at times grudgingly, entered the realm of international diplomacy. But in fact, diplomatic alliances have been an essential component of the American story from the very beginning, when the young nation used its connections to bolster its revolutionary efforts, patch together a country out of a variety of foreign territories, and protect itself from its enemies.

Belligerents, Brinkmanship, and the Big Stick: A Historical Encyclopedia of American Diplomatic Concepts is the first comprehensive encyclopedic work to focus specifically on America's extraordinary history of political engagement with the world. With hundreds of alphabetically organized entries and a rich collection of primary sources, it offers a unique way of understanding the centrality of diplomacy and the role of foreign relations throughout U.S. history.

The encyclopedia is divided into five chronological sections, each containing a brief introduction, topical entries, biographical portraits, and representative documents. It is designed to help readers gain a deeper understanding of both general ideas as well as specific policies like the Monroe Doctrine, the Open Door Policy, and Shuttle Diplomacy. By examining seminal events, important ideas, and individual contributions in the context of U.S. history, the encyclopedia reveals the underlying traditions and motivations of American foreign policy as it has evolved over time.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: Inventing a Foreign Policy, 1776–1830.
2: Key Concepts.
3: Alliance.
4: Diplomats.
5: Embargo.
6: Impressment.
7: Jay's Treaty.
8: Legitimacy.
9: Louisiana.
10: Mercantilism.
11: Monroe Doctrine.
12: Most Favored Nation.
13: Neutrality.
14: Nonimportation.
15: No-Transfer Principle.
16: Paper Blockade.
17: Pinckney's Treaty.
18: Plan of 1776.
19: Plenipotentiary.
20: Quasi-War with France.
21: Ratification.
22: Recognition.
23: Rule of 1756.
24: Transcontinental Treaty (Florida).
25: Treaty (Treaty of Paris, 1783).
26: Uti Possedetus (Treaty of Ghent, 1814).
27: War Hawks.
28: XYZ Affair.
29: Biographies.
30: Deane, Silas (1737–1789).
31: Franklin, Benjamin (1706–1790).
32: Gallatin, Albert (1761–1849).
33: Genêt, Edmond (1763–1834).
34: Jay, John (1745–1829).
35: Livingston, Robert (1746–1813).
36: Logan, George (1753–1821).
37: Rush, Richard (1780–1859).
38: Symmes, John Cleves (1742–1814).
39: Wilkinson, James (1757–1825).
40: Expansion and Civil War, 1830–1880.
41: Key Concepts.
42: Alaska.
43: Arbitration (Alabama Claims).
44: China Market.
45: Filibustering.
46: First Shot Tradition.
47: Japan, Opening of.
48: Joint Resolution (Texas).
49: King Cotton Diplomacy.
50: Manifest Destiny.
51: Mexican War.
52: Natural Boundaries.
53: Oregon Claims.
54: Oregon Fever.
55: Ostend Manifesto (Cuba).
56: Recognition as a Belligerent.
57: Santo Domingo.
58: Texas Revolution.
59: Webster-Ashburton Treaty.
60: Biographies.
61: Adams, Charles Francis (1807–1886).
62: Astor, John Jacob (1763–1848).
63: Bidlack, Benjamin A. (1804–1849).
64: Burlingame, Anson (1820–1870).
65: Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782–1850).
66: Clayton, John Middleton (1796–1856).
67: Cushing, Caleb (1800–1879).
68: Gadsden, James (1788–1858).
69: Harris, Townsend (1804–1878).
70: Kearny, Stephen Watts (1794–1848).
71: Perry, Matthew Calbraith (1794–1858).
72: Scott, Winfield (1786–1866).
73: Seward, William H. (1801–1872).
74: Slidell, John (1793–1871).
75: Stockton, Robert Field (1795–1866).
76: Trist, Nicholas (1800–1874).
77: Upshur, Abel (1790–1844).
78: Van Buren, Martin (1782–1862).
79: Walker, William (1824–1860).
80: Webster, Daniel (1782–1852).
81: Wilkes, Charles (1798–1877).
82: Rise of a Great Power, 1880-1914.
83: Key Concepts.
84: Algeciras.
85: Anti-Imperialism.
86: Big Stick.
87: Boxer Rebellion.
88: Cuban Rebellion.
89: Dollar Diplomacy.
90: Gunboat Diplomacy.
91: Hawaii.
92: Jingoism.
93: Mediation (Russo-Japanese War).
94: Mission.
95: Neutralization.
96: New Manifest Destiny.
97: Olney Corollary.
98: Open Door Policy.
99: Panama.
100: Pan-Americanism.
101: Platt Amendment.
102: Protectionism.
103: Punitive Expedition.
104: Rapprochement.
105: Spanish-American-Cuban War.
106: Sugar.
107: Biographies.
108: Adee, Alvey (1842–1924).
109: Blaine, James Gillespie (1830–1893).
110: Bryan, William Jennings (1860–1925).
111: Dewey, George (1837–1917).
112: Hay, John Milton (1838–1905).
113: Olney, Richard (1835–1917).
114: Root, Elihu (1845–1937).
115: Shufeldt, Robert Wilson (1822–1895).
116: Stevens, John Leavitt (1820–1895).
117: Teller, Henry Moore (1830–1914).
118: Wood, Leonard (1860–1927).
119: The World Wars, 1914–1945.
120: Key Concepts.
121: American Expeditionary Force.
122: Atlantic Charter.
123: Atomic Diplomacy.
124: Disarmament.
125: Four Policemen.
126: Fourteen Points.
127: Good Neighbor Policy.
128: Grand Alliance.
129: Great War.
130: Island Hopping.
131: Isolationism.
132: Kellogg-Briand Pact.
133: League of Nations.
134: Lend-Lease.
135: Neutrality (1914–1917).
136: Neutrality Acts.
137: Non-recognition.
138: Pearl Harbor.
139: Quarantine.
140: Red Scare.
141: Second Front.
142: Siberian Expedition.
143: Stimson Doctrine.
144: United Nations.
145: Unrestricted Submarine Warfare.
146: Yalta.
147: Biographies.
148: Hopkins, Harry (1890–1946).
149: Hughes, Charles Evans (1862–1948).
150: Hull, Cordell (1871–1955).
151: Kellogg, Frank B. (1856–1937).
152: Lodge, Henry Cabot (1850–1924).
153: Nye, Gerald P. (1892–1971).
154: Pershing, John J. (1860–1948).
155: Stimson, Henry L. (1867–1950).
156: The Cold War and After, 1945–.
157: Key Concepts.
158: Bay of Pigs.
159: Berlin.
160: Brinkmanship.
161: Bush Doctrine.
162: Cambodia.
163: Containment.
164: Détente.
165: Free Trade.
166: GATT.
167: Gulf War.
168: Hostage Crisis.
169: Iran-Contra.
170: Israel.
171: Land for Peace.
172: Liberation of Eastern Europe.
173: Limited War (Korea).
174: Marshall Plan.
175: Massive Retaliation.
176: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
177: NSC-68.
178: Red Scare Again.
179: Shuttle Diplomacy.
180: Sputnik.
181: Tet.
182: Tonkin Gulf Incident.
183: Truman Doctrine.
184: U-2.
185: War on Terror.
186: Biographies.
187: Acheson, Dean (1893–1971).
188: Dulles, John Foster (1888–1959).
189: Kissinger, Henry (1923–).
190: Marshall, George C. (1880–1959).
191: McNamara, Robert Strange (1916–).
192: Rumsfeld, Donald (1932–).
Chronology.