By Jeffrey A. Engel
How may still the United States wield its huge, immense strength past its borders? should still it adhere to grand ideas or act on slender self-interest? should still it associate with different countries or keep away from entangling alliances? american citizens were grappling with questions like those during the nation's background, and particularly because the emergence of the USA as a big global strength within the overdue 19th century. America within the World illuminates this background by means of shooting the varied voices and viewpoints of a few of the main colourful and eloquent those that participated in those momentous debates.
Spanning the period from the Gilded Age to the Obama years, this distinctive reader collects greater than 2 hundred documents--everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and music lyrics. It encompasses a variety of levels of yankee diplomatic heritage which are in general handled individually, reminiscent of the 1st global conflict, the chilly warfare, and 9-11. The booklet offers the views of elite policymakers--presidents, secretaries of nation, generals, and diplomats--alongside these of different sorts of americans, comparable to newspaper columnists, priests, songwriters, poets, and novelists. It additionally good points quite a few files from different international locations, illustrating how foreigners seen America's function within the world.
Ideal for lecture room use, America within the World sheds gentle at the advanced interaction of political, monetary, ideological, and cultural elements underlying the workout of yankee strength at the international stage.
- Includes greater than 200 files from the past due 19th century to today
- Looks at every little thing from presidential addresses to political cartoons and track lyrics
- Presents varied views, from elite policymakers to monks and novelists
- Features files from outdoors the us, illustrating how humans in different nations seen America's function within the world