From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations since 1776, 1st Edition (Oxford History of the United States, Volume 12)

From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations since 1776, 1st Edition (Oxford History of the United States, Volume 12)

George C. Herring


The Oxford historical past of the United States is the main revered multi-volume heritage of our state in print. The sequence comprises 3 Pulitzer Prize-winners, a brand new York occasions bestseller, and winners of prestigious Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. From Colony to Superpower is the single thematic quantity commissioned for the sequence. right here George C. Herring makes use of overseas family because the lens during which to inform the tale of America's dramatic upward push from 13 disparate colonies huddled alongside the Atlantic coast to the world's maximum superpower.

A sweeping account of United States' international family members and international relations, this magisterial quantity files America's interplay with different peoples and international locations of the realm. Herring tells a narrative of lovely successes and infrequently tragic disasters, captured in a fast paced narrative that illuminates the important value of international kinfolk to the lifestyles and survival of the country, and highlights its ongoing effect at the lives of standard voters. He indicates how policymakers outlined American pursuits commonly to incorporate territorial growth, entry to becoming markets, and the unfold of an "American way" of lifestyles. And Herring does all this in a narrative wealthy in human drama and choked with epic occasions. Statesmen reminiscent of Benjamin Franklin and Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman and Dean Acheson performed key roles in America's upward push to international strength. yet America's enlargement as a kingdom additionally owes a lot to the adventurers and explorers, the ocean captains, retailers and captains of undefined, the missionaries and diplomats, who found or charted new lands, constructed new avenues of trade, and confirmed and defended the nation's pursuits in overseas lands.

From the yankee Revolution to the fifty-year fight with communism and conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, From Colony to Superpower tells the dramatic tale of America's emergence as superpower--its beginning in revolution, its stricken current, and its doubtful future.

The Oxford background of the United States
The Oxford historical past of the United States is the main revered multi-volume heritage of our country. The sequence comprises 3 Pulitzer Prize winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. The Atlantic Monthly has praised it as "the so much distinct sequence in American ancient scholarship," a chain that "synthesizes a generation's worthy of ancient inquiry and data into one actually cutting-edge book." Conceived less than the overall editorship of C. Vann Woodward and Richard Hofstadter, and now below the editorship of David M. Kennedy, this popular sequence blends social, political, monetary, cultural, diplomatic, and army historical past into coherent and vividly written narrative.

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