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Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations


  • 2 tables
  • Page extent: 384 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.73 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 327.73/001
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: E183.7 .E9 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • United States--Foreign relations
    • International relations--Methodology

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521832793 | ISBN-10: 0521832799)

  • There was also a Paperback of this title but it is no longer available | Adobe eBook
  • Published February 2004

Replaced by 9781107054189

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Originally published by Cambridge in 1991, this text has become an indispensable volume not only for teachers and students of international history and political science, but also general readers seeking an introduction to American diplomatic history. Along with substantially revised essays from the first edition, it presents entirely new material on postcolonial theory, borderlands history, modernization theory, gender, race, memory, cultural transfer, and critical theory. The book defines the study of American international history by stimulating research in new directions, and encouraging interdisciplinary thinking, especially between diplomatic history and other fields of American history in an increasingly globalized world. First Edition Hb (1991): 0-521-40383-9 First Edition Pb (1991): 0-521-40736-2


1. Introduction Michael J. Hogan and Thomas G. Patterson; 2. Defining and doing the history of American foreign relations: a primer Frank Cosigliola and Thomas G. Paterson; 3. Toward a pluralist vision: the study of American foreign relations as international and national history Robert J. McMahon; 4. Theories of international relations Ole R. Holsti; 5. Bureaucratic politics J. Garry Clifford; 6. Psychology Richard Immerman; 7. National security Melvyn P. Leffler; 8. Corporatism Michael J. Hogan; 9. World systems Thomas J. McCormick; 10. Dependency Louis A Pérez, Jr.; 11. Considering borders Emily S. Rosenberg; 12. The global frontier: comparative history and the frontier-borderlands approach Nathan J. Citino; 13. Modernization theory Nick Cullather; 14. Ideology Michael Hunt; 15. Culture and international history Akira Iriye; 16. Cultural transfer Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht; 17. Reading for meaning: theory, language, and metaphor Frank Costigliola; 18. What's gender got to do with it? Gender history as foreign relations history Kristin Hoganson; 19. Race to insight: the US and the world, white supremacy and foreign affairs Gerald Horne; 20. Memory and understanding US foreign relations Robert D. Schulzinger.


"...essential reading for anyone interested in history, the bombing of Hiroshima, education, or American culture...I highly recommend this book." Pacific Reader


Michael J. Hogan, Thomas G. Paterson, Frank Costigliola, Robert J. McMahon, Ole R. Holsti, J. Garry Clifford, Richard Immerman, Melvyn P. Leffler, Thomas J. McCormick, Louis A. Pérez, Jr., Emily S. Rosenberg, Nathan J. Citino, Nick Cullather, Michael Hunt, Akira Iriye, Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht, Kristin Hoganson, Gerald Horne, Robert D. Schulzinger

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