Guide To U.S. Foreign Policy: A Diplomatic History, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1452235368
  • ISBN-13: 9781452235363
  • DDC: 327.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 992 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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At no time in American history has an understanding of the role and the art of diplomacy in international relations been more essential than it is today. Both the history of U.S. diplomatic relations and the current U.S. foreign policy in the twenty-first century are major topics of study and interest across the nation and around the world. Spanning the entire history of American diplomacy from the First Continental Congress to the war on terrorism to the foreign policy goals of the twenty-first century. GUIDE TO U.S. FOREIGN POLICY traces not only the growth and development of diplomatic policy, but also the the shifts in public opnionthat shape diplomatic trends.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Dedication Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Summary Table of Contents.
Table of Contents.
List of Illustrations.
About the Editors.
Introduction: The History and Role of American Foreign Relations.
1: The Development and Growth of American Foreign Policy.
2: From the Colonial Era to a New Nation.
3: Manifest Destiny.
4: Civil War Diplomacy.
5: The Gilded Age.
6: Diplomatic Milestones, 1770s–1898: History and Analysis of the Foreign Policy Developments in the New Nation.
7: The United States on the International Stage.
8: The Spanish-American War and Imperialism.
9: The Big Stick and Dollar Diplomacy.
10: The Challenge of Maintaining Neutrality.
11: Making the World Safe for Democracy.
12: Diplomatic Milestones, 1898–1919: History and Analysis of the Nation's Emergence as a World Power and Society's Reaction.
13: Diplomacy and Foreign Policy between the Wars.
14: Independent Internationalism.
15: The Great Depression the Economy and Diplomacy.
16: The Debate Over Intervention.
17: World War II Diplomacy.
18: Diplomatic Milestones, 1918–1945: History and Analysis of the Shift from Isolationism to Internationalism.
19: Diplomacy Stretched to its Limits: The Early Cold War Era.
20: The Legacy of World War II.
21: The Cold War: Containing Communism.
22: Middle East Diplomacy: Formative Years.
23: Korea and Anti-Communist Policies in East Asia.
24: Brinkmanship and Mutually Assured Destruction.
25: Relations with Nonaligned Nations in Asia and Africa.
26: Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, 1945–1970.
27: The Vietnam War.
28: Diplomatic Milestones, 1945–1970s: History and Analysis of the Cold War—Origins to Détente.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Dedication Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Summary Table of Contents.
Table of Contents.
List of Illustrations.
1: The End of the Cold War.
2: Détente.
3: Shuttle Diplomacy and its Impact on the Middle East.
4: Rogue States and the Emergence of Terrorist Tactics.
5: “Tear Down this Wall”: The Fall of Communism and the Emergence of Eastern Europe.
6: Glasnost and Perestroika: The End of the Soviet Union.
7: Diplomatic Milestones, 1970s-1991: History and Analysis of the Post-Vietnam Era and its Impact on American Society.
8: New Thresholds of Diplomacy.
9: U.S. Economic and Foreign Relations with the Western Hemisphere.
10: The Environment and International Diplomacy.
11: Europe, the United States, and NATO and their Roles in the Twenty-first Century.
12: Diplomatic Milestones, 1992–2000: Dilemmas of the Post–Cold War Era.
13: Diplomatic Dilemmas in the Post-9/11 World.
14: The Global War on Terrorism.
15: The Rise of China in the Twenty-first Century.
16: Africa in the Twenty-first Century.
17: U.S.-Israeli Relations and the Quest for Peace in the Middle East.
18: U.S. Foreign Policy Goals of the Twenty-first Century.
19: Diplomatic Milestones, 2001–Present: History and Analysis of Emerging Issues.
The Handbook of Key Diplomatic Terms, Events, and Organizations.
Chapter Acronyms and Initialisms.
Presidents, Secretaries of State, Secretaries of War or Defense, and National Security Advisers and their Terms of Service.