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The Cambridge history of American foreign relations /

Other Authors: Perkins, Bradford, 1925-, LaFeber, Walter., Iriye, Akira., Cohen, Warren I.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993
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Review by Library Journal Review

The four volumes in this new offering from Cambridge University Press provide a magisterial overview of American diplomatic history from the Revolution to 1991. The four authors are all recognized experts in the periods they cover. These volumes are much more than surveys; each author shares with the reader his interpretation of the larger historical themes pertinent to the events within his purview. In chronological fashion, each historian explains America's struggle as a new nation in an old world to obtain the respect it craved--finally achieved informally, and probably unwillingly, after World War I and formally after World War II--and how this effort affected the constitutional relationship between Congress and the presidency. Each volume concludes with a bibliographic essay summarizing the most important literature for the period covered. This set will serve as a standard for historical scholarship for years to come. Highly recommended for all academic and most public libraries.-- Ed Goedeken, Iowa State Univ. Lib., Ames (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.