The Ambiguous Legacy: U. S. Foreign Relations in the 'American Century'

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Juli 2007



This collection assesses the record of American foreign policy in the twentieth century.


The authors; Acknowledgements; Introduction Michael J. Hogan; 'The American century' Henry R. Luce; 1. Making the world safe for democracy Tony Smith; 2. 'Empire by invitation' in the American century Geir Lundestad; 3. America and the twentieth century: continuity and change Robert Jervis; 4. The idea of the national interest H. W. Brands; 5. The tension between democracy and capitalism during the American century Walter LaFeber; 6. The American century: from Sarajevo to Sarajevo Joan Hoff; 7. East Asia in Henry Luce's 'American century' Michael H. Hunt; 8. The American century and the third world Bruce Cumings; 9. Race from power: US foreign policy and the general crisis of 'white supremacy' Gerald Horne; 10. Immigrants and frontiersmen: two traditions in American foreign policy Godfrey Hodgson; 11. Partisan politics and foreign policy in the American century Michael J. Hogan; 12. Philanthropy and diplomacy in the American century Volker R. Berghahn; 13. A century of NGOs Akira Iriye; 14. Consuming women: images of Americanization in the 'American century' Emily S. Rosenberg; 15. The empire of the fun, or talkin' Soviet Union blues: the sound of freedom and US cultural hegemony in Europe Reinhold Wagnleitner; 16. American empire and cultural imperialism: a view from the receiving end Rob Kroes; Index.


'... a lively collection of essays by authors who often disagree but who nonetheless provide the reader with keen insights about the past and provocative views of the future.' Journal of the European Association of American Studies
EAN: 9780521779777
ISBN: 0521779774
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2007
Seitenanzahl: 552 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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