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 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 companion with different international locations or steer clear of entangling alliances? american citizens were grappling with questions like those through the nation's heritage, and particularly because the emergence of the U.S. as a huge international strength within the overdue 19th century. America within the World illuminates this background by means of taking pictures the various 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 precise reader collects greater than 2 hundred documents--everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and tune lyrics. It encompasses numerous stages of yank diplomatic background which are more often than not handled individually, comparable to the 1st international battle, the chilly struggle, and Sept. 11. The ebook provides the views of elite policymakers--presidents, secretaries of nation, generals, and diplomats--alongside these of alternative different types of americans, comparable to newspaper columnists, monks, songwriters, poets, and novelists. It additionally beneficial properties quite a few records from different nations, illustrating how foreigners seen America’s position within the world.

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

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

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