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Major Crises in Contemporary American Foreign Policy: A Documentary History (Primary Documents in American History & Contemporary Issues)

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From the Cold War to the Persian Gulf War, the high drama of America's contemporary foreign policy crises comes to life in this collection of primary documents designed for use by high school and college students. The comprehensive work dramatizes, through memoirs and diaries of the major players as well as key public documents, eight major crises: The Origins of the Cold War, the Berlin Blockade of 1948-49, the Korean War, the Berlin Crises of 1958 and 1961, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979-80, and the 1991 Persian Gulf War with Iraq. The selection of documents for each crisis dramatizes the tension between the opposing nations and illuminates the process of decision-making by U.S. policymakers. Meticulously culled from a wide variety of sources and voices, many of the 382 documents are available in no other resource.

Following a general introduction on contemporary American foreign relations, each crisis begins with a narrative introduction and chronology of events. The story of each crisis unfolds through chronologically organized documents, each of which is preceded by an explanatory headnote. The section on each crisis concludes with a suggested reading list. Among the variety of voices heard are memoirs and official statements of every president from Truman to Bush, and memoirs, diaries, and reminiscences of key players including General Douglas MacArthur, Dean Acheson, Robert Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Nikita Krushchev, Andrei Gromyko, the Shah of Iran, and Generals Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell. The variety of documents includes government reports and policy statements, private correspondence and memos, laws, speeches, position statements of interest groups, treaties and agreements, CIA directives, and interviews with key players. This basic research tool provides students with a rich panoply of voices, viewpoints, and key public documents that illuminate a crucial period in American and world history.

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A collection of primary documents for high-school and college students. They include public documents, memoirs, and diaries relating to eight major crises from the beginning of the Cold War to the Persian Gulf War. In addition to the several wars, they include the Berlin Blockade of 1948-49, the Korean War, the Berlin Crises of 1958 and 1961, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979-80.
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Synopsis:

From the Cold War to the Persian Gulf War, the high drama of America's contemporary foreign policy crises comes to life in this collection of primary documents designed for use by high school and college students. The comprehensive work dramatizes, through memoirs and diaries of the major players as well as key public documents, eight major crises: The Origins of the Cold War, the Berlin Blockade of 1948-49, the Korean War, the Berlin Crises of 1958 and 1961, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979-80, and the 1991 Persian Gulf War with Iraq. The selection of documents for each crisis dramatizes the tension between the opposing nations and illuminates the process of decision-making by U.S. policymakers. Meticulously culled from a wide variety of sources and voices, many of the 382 documents are available in no other resource.

Synopsis:

This basic research tool for students dramatizes, through a wealth of public and private documents, the crises in U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War to the Persian Gulf War.

About the Author

RUSSELL D. BUHITE is Professor of History and Head of the Department of History at the University of Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Soviet-American Relations and the Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1947

The Berlin Blockade and Airlift, 1948-1949

The Korean War, 1950-1953

The Berlin Crises of 1958-1959 and 1961

The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962

The War in Vietnam, 1954-1975

The Iranian Revolution and Hostage Crisis, 1978-1981

The Persian Gulf War with Iraq, 1990-1991

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313294686
Editor:
Buhite, Russell D.
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Editor:
Buhite, Russell D.
Author:
Buhite, Russell D.
Author:
Buhite, Russell
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
Sources
Subject:
United States Foreign relations 1989- Sources.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
United States Foreign relations 1945-
Subject:
United States Foreign relations 1989-
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Primary Documents in American History and Contemporary Issues
Series Volume:
TN-246
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
520
Dimensions:
9.21x6.14x1.13 in. 1.97 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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"Synopsis" by , From the Cold War to the Persian Gulf War, the high drama of America's contemporary foreign policy crises comes to life in this collection of primary documents designed for use by high school and college students. The comprehensive work dramatizes, through memoirs and diaries of the major players as well as key public documents, eight major crises: The Origins of the Cold War, the Berlin Blockade of 1948-49, the Korean War, the Berlin Crises of 1958 and 1961, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979-80, and the 1991 Persian Gulf War with Iraq. The selection of documents for each crisis dramatizes the tension between the opposing nations and illuminates the process of decision-making by U.S. policymakers. Meticulously culled from a wide variety of sources and voices, many of the 382 documents are available in no other resource.
"Synopsis" by , This basic research tool for students dramatizes, through a wealth of public and private documents, the crises in U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War to the Persian Gulf War.
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