The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History: 1865 to the Present

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Christos Frentzos, Antonio Thompson
Routledge, Aug 29, 2013 - History - 400 pages
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The Routledge Handbook of U.S. Military and Diplomatic History provides a comprehensive analysis of the major events, conflicts, and personalities that have defined and shaped the military history of the United States in the modern period. Each chapter begins with a brief introductory essay that provides context for the topical essays that follow by providing a concise narrative of the period, highlighting some of the scholarly debates and interpretive schools of thought as well as the current state of the academic field. Starting after the Civil War, the chapters chronicle America's rise toward empire, first at home and then overseas, culminating in September 11, 2001 and the War on Terror.

With authoritative and vividly written chapters by both leading scholars and new talent, maps and illustrations, and lists of further readings, this state-of-the-field handbook will be a go-to reference for every American history scholar's bookshelf.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I PostCivil War American Expansion at Home and Abroad
9
Part II The SpanishAmerican War and US Overseas Expansion
35
Part III The First World War and its Aftermath
63
Part IV America Between the World Wars
99
Part V America and the Second World War
125
Part VI The United States and the Early Cold War
167
Part VII The Korean War and its Aftermath
207
Part VIII The Vietnam War
233
Part IX US Clandestine Operations and the Cold War on the Periphery
269
Part X America and Post Cold War Interventions
305
Part XI September 11 2001 and its Aftermath
343
Appendices
373
Notes on Contributors
381
Index
388
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