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The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History

1865 to the Present

Edited by Christos Frentzos, Antonio S. Thompson

Routledge – 2013 – 416 pages

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    978-0-415-88847-9
    June 21st 2013

Description

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.

Reviews

The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History is clear, up-to-date, wideranging and interesting. The melding of military and diplomatic history works very well and the book deserves widespread attention.

– Jeremy Black, author of Introduction to Global Military History

This excellent, well-edited volume combines clearly told narratives of U.S. foreign and military policies, from the post-Civil-War era to the 21st-century invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, with informed discussions of the evolving scholarship through which informed Americans viewed the 150 years when they moved from conquering a continent to trying to reshape large parts of the world. It deserves a wide audience ranging from students and general readers, just beginning serious study of these policies, to advanced graduate students and faculty who debate, sometimes heatedly, the changing contexts and interpretations of those historic policies.

– Walter LaFeber, author of The American Age: U.S. Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad

Contents

Introduction

Antonio Thompson and Christos Frentzos

Part 1: Post-Civil War American Expansion at Home and Abroad

1 Westward Expansion and U.S. Overseas Empire 1865-1898

Anne Paulet

2 Buffalo Soldiers on the Western Frontier: 1866-1890

Brian G. Shellum

3 U.S. Overseas Expansion in the Post Civil War Era

Stephen McCullough

Part 2: The Spanish-American War and U.S. Overseas Expansion

4 The Spanish-American War and the Development of U.S. Imperialism: 1898-1933

Thomas Schoonover

5 The Philippine-American War and the Birth of U.S. Colonialism in Asia

Frank Schumacher

6 The Platt Amendment and U.S. Occupation Policies in Latin America

Cyrus Veeser

Part 3: The First World War and Its Aftermath

7 The United States in the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles, 1914-1919

Justus D. Doenecke

8 Allied Coalition Warfare During the First World War

Brian Neumann

9 Native American Soldiers in World War I

Thomas Britten

10 Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points and the League of Nations

Ross A. Kennedy

Part 4: America Between the World Wars

11 The United States During the Interwar Years: 1919-1941

Kenneth Weisbrode

12 The Age of Disengagement and Disarmament

Benjamin D. Rhodes

13 U.S. Military Planning During the Interwar Period

Lon Strauss

Part 5: America and the Second World War

14 The United States in the Second World War: 1941-1945

Gerhard L. Weinberg

15 Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin and the Second Front

James D. Perry

16 The Atomic Bombing of Japan: Was It Necessary?

Robert Buzzanco

17 American Women in World War II

Kara Dixon Vuic

18 The Housing of Axis Prisoners of War in the U.S. During World War II

Antonio S. Thompson

Part 6: The United States and the Early Cold War

19 The Origins of the Cold War at Home and Abroad: 1945-1950

Gűnter Bischof

20 The Soviet Union, the United States and Eastern Europe, 1941-1953

Laszlo Borhi

21 U.S. Occupation Policy and Nation Building in Germany and Japan

James Dobbins

22 The Cold War at Home

K.A. Cuordileone

Part 7: The Korean War and Its Aftermath

23 The Korean War, 1950-1953: A Historiographical Summary

James I. Matray

24 UN Coalition Warfare During the Korean War

Jeffrey Grey

25 Warfare and Nation Building in the Republic of Korea, 1953-1973

Christos G. Frentzos

Part 8: The Vietnam War

26 The Vietnam War, 1945-1975: A Historiography

George C. Herring

27 The Myth of an American Attrition Strategy in the Vietnam War

Gregory A. Daddis

28 "Shaky as all Hell:" The U.S. and Nation Building in Southern Vietnam

James Carter

29 The Soldier’s Experience in Vietnam

Ron Milam

Part 9: U.S. Clandestine Operations and the Cold War on the Periphery

30 The Cold War on the Periphery, 1953-1989

Michael J. Sullivan III

31 Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the CIA: Guatemala and the Bay of Pigs

Joe Renouard

32 U.S. Clandestine Operations in Chile: 1970-1973

Lubna Qureshi

33 U.S. Troops as an Instrument in Foreign Policy: The Dominican Republic in 1965 and Grenada in 1983

Kyle Longley

Part 10: America and Post-Cold War Interventions

34 Post Cold War Conflicts

Sean N. Kalic

35 Operation Just Cause: The U.S. Invasion of Panama

Barry Mowell

36 The Participation of American Servicewomen in Operation Desert Storm

Emerald Archer

37 U.S. Troops in Non-Traditional Roles: Humanitarian and Peacekeeping Operations

Keith Pomakoy

Part 11: September 11, 2001 and Its Aftermath

38 September 11, 2001 and the War on Terror

Martin Loicano

39 Operation Enduring Freedom: The United States in Afghanistan

Kevin Farrell

40 Operation Iraqi Freedom: 2003-2010

Alexander Alderson

Appendices

List of Maps

1. U.S. Expansion in the Pacific

2. World War I Europe

3. World War II Europe and North Africa

4. World War II Pacific Theater

5. Cold War Europe

6. Korean War

7. Vietnam War

8. Iraq and Afghanistan

List of Contributors

Author Bio

Christos G. Frentzos is Associate Professor of History at Austin Peay State University.

Antonio S. Thompson Associate Professor of History at Austin Peay State University.

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Description: Edited by Christos Frentzos, Antonio S. Thompson. 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...
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