Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, Volume 2: Since 1914 (7th Edition) (Major Problems in American History)

Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, Volume 2: Since 1914 (7th Edition) (Major Problems in American History)

Dennis Merrill, Thomas G. Paterson

Language: English

Pages: 617

ISBN: 2:00215732

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this reader uses a carefully selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow students to test the interpretations of distinguished historians and draw their own conclusions about the history of American foreign policy. This text serves as an effective educational tool for courses on U.S. foreign policy, recent U.S. history, or 20th Century U.S. history. Some of the new literature spotlights cultural relations, and the ways in which culturally constructed attitudes about class, gender, race, and national identity have shaped American's perceptions of the world and subsequently its overseas relationships.

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own military power. . . . The President quickly determined to send the Soviet Union whatever help could be provided; the fact that he placed his closest confidante, Harry Hopkins, in charge of this endeavor testifies to the importance he attached to it. Hopkins was sent to Moscow to get the whole project moving and took along Colonel Philip Faymonville, a strong believer in the ability of the Red Army to hold out, to handle aid at the Russian end. Knowing of popular opposition to aid to the

reciprocated. The whole world was indeed aflame. The Economic Origins of the Pacific War WALTER LAFEBER For the United States and Japan, World War II’s roots ran back to September 1931, when the Kwantung Army struck to place all Manchuria under Japanese control. The causes and results of that invasion exemplified the major themes of U.S.-Japan relations after [Admiral Matthew] Perry’s arrival at Edo Bay [in 1853]. In the years before the attack, U.S. officials had tried to integrate Japan into

Ambassador [Joseph] Grew in Tokyo who warned that sanctions could lead to war and, at the least, undercut relative moderates such as Konoe and [Kimmochi] Saionji who were trying to rein in the militarists. Hull, with his ear to the ground of Capitol Hill, also feared that any aggressive action could unloose the fury of congressional “isolationists” who would further tie his and Roosevelt’s hands. In August and September 1937, Japanese planes badly wounded the British ambassador to China and

August 1927 he was widely hailed in Egypt as the “Father of the Nation.” The British, attempting to accommodate nationalist sentiment while preserving their interests, ended the protectorate and granted Egypt limited independence in 1922, but the nationalists found it inadequate and continued to demand full sovereignty. They won a greater measure of independence in 1936, but the struggle against British influence in Egypt continued until 1956, when the last of the British forces evacuated

to circumstances, the racial composition and the social conditions of the peoples upon which its action is exercised, is one From Manuel Ugarte, The Destiny of a Continent, Catherine A. Phillips (tr.), with an introduction by J. Fred Rippy (ed.) (New York: Knopf, 1925), pp. 139–148. Copyright 2009 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 78 Major Problems in American Foreign Relations of the most significant phenomena of this

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