America in the World: A History in Documents from the War by Jeffrey A. Engel

By Jeffrey A. Engel

How may still the United States wield its huge, immense strength past its borders? may still it adhere to grand ideas or act on slim self-interest? may still it companion with different international locations or steer clear of entangling alliances? american citizens were grappling with questions like those during the nation's historical past, and particularly because the emergence of the USA as an incredible global strength within the past due 19th century. America within the World illuminates this background through shooting the various 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 special reader collects greater than 200 documents--everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and music lyrics. It encompasses quite a few stages of yankee diplomatic background which are more often than not taken care of individually, akin to the 1st international struggle, the chilly conflict, and September 11. The ebook provides the views of elite policymakers--presidents, secretaries of nation, generals, and diplomats--alongside these of alternative forms of americans, equivalent to newspaper columnists, priests, songwriters, poets, and novelists. It additionally gains various files from different nations, illustrating how foreigners seen America's function within the world.

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

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

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Behavior by revealing what foreign observers, as well as Americans, thought about it. S. foreign policy generated a tremendous amount of comment abroad during the American century. 5 In 2004, for example, during a presidential election that many believed would shape the fate of the entire world, the Guardian, one of Britain’s major daily newspapers, wrote that non-Americans felt “increasingly helpless” at not having a say over the outcome. “[U]nless you happen to be a voter in a handful of swing states, there’s little you can do about the final result.

S. S. position.

7 OPPOSITION TO FOREIGN ADVENTURES The failure to acquire Santo Domingo or Cuba in the 1860s and 1870s did not end speculation about adding new territories to the United States. Indeed, growing commercial and military power made the prospect appear more feasible than ever before. Some Americans viewed that possibility with great enthusiasm. Others worried that expanding the nation would carry numerous problems and could even eat away at core American ideals. S. Senate, an ambassadorship to Spain, and a stint as editorial writer for Harper’s.

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