Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I

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September 2005



This book includes an introductory essay outlining main themes and problems of the era, a chronology of main events, and over 1,000 separate cross-referenced dictionary entries exploring all aspects of American Diplomacy. Additionally, appendixes providing lists of presidents; secretaries of state, war, and navy; all American diplomatic ministers and ambassadors, and most U.S. consuls are included. A photographic section with images of significant individuals and locations and a massive bibliography that is essential due to the neglect of literature on the epoch until recent decades conclude this work.


Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 4 Chronology Part 5 Introduction Part 6 The Dictionary Part 7 Appendixes Chapter 8 A. U.S. Presidents, 1861-1914 Chapter 9 B. U.S. Secretaries of State, 1861-1914 Chapter 10 C. U.S. Secretaries of War, 1861-1914 Chapter 11 D. U.S. Secretaries of the Navy, 1861-1914 Chapter 12 E. U.S. Diplomatic Corps, 1861-1914 Part 13 Bibliography Part 14 About the Author


Kenneth J. Blume is a specialist in 19th century U.S. maritime, naval, and diplomatic history. He holds a Ph.D. from SUNY-Binghamton and is professor of history in the Department of Humanities and Communication, School of Arts and Sciences, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is also the author of The A to Z of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I (Scarecrow, 2010) and Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Maritime Industry (Scarecrow, 2011). .


This is a very useful resource for this important period of U.S. diplomatic history. Its inclusion of important documentary resources like Foreign Relations of the United States is particularly laudable... American Reference Books Annual ...a useful addition to the shelves of any library with an interest in the history of the United States. Reference Reviews, vol. 21 no. 1 (2007) From the "A.B.C. Conference"-the 1914 international conference in which Argentina, Brazil, and Chile attempted to mediate a dispute between the United States and Mexico-to "Zionism," this dictionary by Blume (history, Albany College of Pharmacy) provides informative entries related to US diplomatic history from 1861 to 1914. The entries cover historical events and conceptual terms such as the two cited above, but the bulk of the material consists of entries on historic persons involved with or important to the history of American diplomacy. The dictionary also includes an overview essay, a chronology, a bibliography, as well as appendixes listing the US Presidents; Secretaries of State, War, and the Navy; and members of the diplomatic corps for the time period. Reference and Research Book News
EAN: 9780810853775
ISBN: 0810853779
Untertitel: 'Historical Dictionaries of U. S'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 481 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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