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

How may still the US wield its huge, immense energy past its borders? may still it adhere to grand rules or act on slender self-interest? should still it companion with different countries or stay away from entangling alliances? american citizens were grappling with questions like those through the nation's historical past, and particularly because the emergence of the USA as a big international strength within the past due 19th century. America within the World illuminates this historical past by way of shooting 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 200 documents--everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and music lyrics. It encompasses numerous stages of yankee diplomatic heritage which are usually handled individually, resembling the 1st global struggle, the chilly battle, 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, comparable to newspaper columnists, priests, songwriters, poets, and novelists. It additionally gains a number of records from different nations, illustrating how foreigners considered America’s position within the world.

Ideal for lecture room use, America within the World sheds gentle at the complicated interaction of political, fiscal, ideological, and cultural components underlying the workout of yankee energy at the worldwide stage.

  • Includes greater than 200 files from the past due 19th century to today
  • Looks at every thing from presidential addresses to political cartoons and music 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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