America in the World: A History in Documents from the War by Jeffrey A. Engel,Mark Atwood Lawrence,Andrew Preston

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

How should still the United States wield its huge, immense strength past its borders? should still it adhere to grand rules or act on slender self-interest? may still it accomplice with different countries or steer clear of entangling alliances? american citizens were grappling with questions like those through the nation's background, and particularly because the emergence of the U.S. as a massive international energy within the past due 19th century. America within the World illuminates this background by means of taking pictures the varied voices and viewpoints of a few of the main colourful and eloquent those who participated in those momentous debates.

Spanning the period from the Gilded Age to the Obama years, this certain reader collects greater than 2 hundred documents--everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and tune lyrics. It encompasses a variety of levels of yankee diplomatic heritage which are in general taken care of individually, akin to the 1st international struggle, the chilly warfare, and September 11. The publication provides the views of elite policymakers--presidents, secretaries of kingdom, generals, and diplomats--alongside these of different varieties of americans, resembling newspaper columnists, monks, songwriters, poets, and novelists. It additionally gains various files from different nations, illustrating how foreigners considered America’s function within the world.

Ideal for school room use, America within the World sheds mild at the complicated interaction of political, monetary, ideological, and cultural elements underlying the workout of yankee strength at the international stage.

  • Includes greater than 200 records from the overdue 19th century to today
  • Looks at every little thing from presidential addresses to political cartoons and music lyrics
  • Presents different views, from elite policymakers to monks and novelists
  • Features records from outdoor the us, illustrating how humans in different international locations considered America’s function within the world

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