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The History of American Foreign Policy from 1895

Jerald A. Combs Jessica Elkind



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01 April 2024
Series: xx xx
Now in its fifth edition, this volume offers a clear, concise, and nuanced history of U.S. foreign relations since the Spanish–American War and places that narrative within the context of the most influential historiographical trends and debates.

The History of American Foreign Policy from 1895 includes both revised and new sections that incorporate insights from recent scholarship on the United States in the world. These sections devote more attention to the international framework as well as the domestic constraints under which American foreign policymakers operated. This edition also emphasizes the role of non-state actors such as missionaries, aid workers, activists, and business leaders in shaping policies and contributing to international relations. As a result, the text considers a broader and more diverse range of people and voices than many other histories of U.S. foreign policy. Expanded final chapters bring the story of U.S. foreign relations to the present and explore some of the contemporary challenges facing American and global leaders, including terrorism, the effects of climate change, China’s increasing influence, and globalization. Updated controversial issues sections and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter reflect important contributions from new studies.

This engaging text is an invaluable resource for students interested in the history of American foreign policy and international relations.
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Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   5th edition
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   1.202kg
ISBN:   9781032108087
ISBN 10:   1032108088
Series:   xx xx
Pages:   630
Publication Date:  
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jerald A. Combs (PhD UCLA 1964) is Emeritus Professor of History at San Francisco State University. He is the author of The Jay Treaty: Political Battleground of the Founding Fathers and American Diplomatic History: Two Centuries of Changing Interpretations. Jessica Elkind (PhD UCLA 2005) is Associate Professor of History at San Francisco State University, where she teaches on the United States in the world and Southeast Asia. Her publications include Aid Under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War (2016). She is currently working on a study of U.S. non-military involvement in Cambodia during the 1970s.

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