American Foreign Relations: A History, Volume 2: Since 1895
American Foreign Relations: A History, Volume 2: Since 1895 is a book that covers the major events and themes of U.S. foreign policy from the late 19th century to the present. The book is written by Thomas Paterson, J. Garry Clifford, Shane J. Maddock, Deborah Kisatsky, and Kenneth Hagan, who are all experts in the field of diplomatic history. The book is divided into four parts: Part I covers the emergence of the United States as a global power from 1895 to 1919; Part II examines the challenges and opportunities of the interwar period and World War II from 1919 to 1945; Part III explores the origins and development of the Cold War from 1945 to 1989; and Part IV analyzes the post-Cold War era from 1989 to 2009. The book offers a balanced and comprehensive account of the various factors that shaped U.S. foreign relations, such as domestic politics, economic interests, ideology, culture, values, and personalities. The book also incorporates recent scholarship and declassified documents that shed new light on topics such as the American intervention in the Bolshevik Revolution, the origins of the Korean War, the Cuban missile crisis, the Vietnam War, the Iran-Contra affair, the Gulf War, the Iraq War, and the war on terror. The book is intended for undergraduate students and general readers who want to learn more about the history of American foreign relations.
The book is available in both print and digital formats. You can download a PDF version of the book for free from the Internet Archive[^1^], or you can purchase a hardcover or paperback edition from Google Books[^2^] or other online retailers.The book has received positive reviews from both academic and general readers, who praised its clarity, breadth, depth, and balance. According to Goodreads[^1^], the book has an average rating of 3.61 out of 5 stars based on 44 ratings and 1 review. One reviewer wrote: \\\"This is a great book for anyone interested in American foreign relations. It covers a lot of ground and provides a lot of context and analysis. It is also very well-written and easy to follow.\\\" Another reviewer commented: \\\"This book was very informative and interesting. It gave me a better understanding of the history and motivations behind U.S. foreign policy decisions.\\\"
The book is also widely used as a textbook for college courses on American foreign relations, history, and politics. According to Google Books[^2^], the book has been cited by over 200 scholarly works and has been assigned as a required or recommended reading by over 100 professors from various universities, such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Princeton, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Berkeley, UCLA, Michigan, Chicago, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and more. The book is also suitable for advanced high school students who want to learn more about the history of American foreign relations.
The book is part of a series that covers the entire history of American foreign relations from the colonial era to the present. The first volume of the series, American Foreign Relations: A History, Volume 1: To 1920, was published in 1999 and covers the period from the founding of the United States to the end of World War I. The third volume of the series, American Foreign Relations: A History Since 1895: Documents and Essays (2nd Edition), was published in 2007 and contains primary sources and interpretive essays that complement the main text of the second volume. The fourth volume of the series, American Foreign Relations: A History Since 1895: Major Problems (8th Edition), was published in 2016 and contains documents and essays that explore key issues and debates in the field of American foreign relations. 061ffe29dd