Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson

  • Filename: reconsidering-woodrow-wilson.
  • ISBN: 0801890748
  • Release Date: 2008-09-30
  • Number of pages: 359
  • Author: John Milton Cooper Jr.
  • Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Some of today’s premier experts on Woodrow Wilson contribute to this new collection of essays about the former statesman, portraying him as a complex, even paradoxical president. Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson reveals a person who was at once an international idealist, a structural reformer of the nation’s economy, and a policy maker who was simultaneously accommodating, indifferent, resistant, and hostile to racial and gender reform. Wilson’s progressivism is discussed in chapters by biographer John Milton Cooper and historians Trygve Throntveit and W. Elliot Brownlee. Wilson’s philosophy about race and nation is taken up by Gary Gerstle, and his gender politics discussed by Victoria Bissel Brown. The seeds of Wilsonianism are considered in chapters by Mark T. Gilderhus on Wilson’s Latin American diplomacy and war; Geoffrey R. Stone on Wilson’s suppression of seditious speech; and Lloyd Ambrosius on entry into World War I. Emily S. Rosenberg and Frank Ninkovich explore the impact of Wilson’s internationalism on capitalism and diplomacy; Martin Walker sets out the echoes of Wilson’s themes in the cold war; and Anne-Marie Slaughter suggests how Wilson might view the promotion of liberal democracy today. These essays were originally written for a celebration of Wilson’s 150th birthday sponsored by the official national memorial to Wilson—the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars—in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson House. That daylong symposium examined some of the most important and controversial areas of Wilson’s political life and presidency.

A Companion to Woodrow Wilson

  • Filename: a-companion-to-woodrow-wilson.
  • ISBN: 9781118445402
  • Release Date: 2013-01-22
  • Number of pages: 680
  • Author: Ross A. Kennedy
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A Companion to Woodrow Wilson presents a compilation of essays contributed by various scholars in the field that cover all aspects of the life and career of America’s 28th president. Represents the only current anthology of essays to introduce readers to the scholarship on all aspects of Wilson's life and career Offers a 'one stop' destination for anyone interested in understanding how the scholarship on Wilson has evolved and where it stands now

Profiles in Power

  • Filename: profiles-in-power.
  • ISBN: 9780292779457
  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Jr.
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press

Profiles in Power offers concise biographies of fourteen twentieth-century Texans who wielded significant political power and influence in Washington, D.C. First published in 1993 by Harlan Davidson, it has been revised and updated with new chapters on John Nance Garner and Henry Gonzalez and expanded chapters on Lyndon Johnson, Barbara Jordan, Ralph Yarborough, Jim Wright, and John Tower. Demonstrating the validity of a biographical approach to history, the book as a whole covers all the major political issues of the twentieth century, as well as the pivotal role of Texans in defining the national agenda.

The Chosen

  • Filename: the-chosen.
  • ISBN: 061877355X
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 711
  • Author: Jerome Karabel
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A professor of sociology at the University of California presents the findings of his survey of admissions at Princeton, revealing a century of exclusion that cuts to the core of the American experience, while raising important questions about the stratification of higher education in America. Reprint.

A Companion to American Foreign Relations

  • Filename: a-companion-to-american-foreign-relations.
  • ISBN: 9780470999035
  • Release Date: 2008-04-15
  • Number of pages: 578
  • Author: Robert Schulzinger
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

This is an authoritative volume of historiographical essays that survey the state of U.S. diplomatic history. The essays cover the entire range of the history of American foreign relations from the colonial period to the present. They discuss the major sources and analyze the most influential books and articles in the field. Includes discussions of new methodological approaches in diplomatic history.

Historical Dictionary of U S Diplomacy from World War I Through World War II

  • Filename: historical-dictionary-of-u-s-diplomacy-from-world-war-i-through-world-war-ii.
  • ISBN: 9780810856066
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 465
  • Author: Martin H. Folly
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

"The period from the beginning of World War I to the end of World War II was one of the most significant in the history of the United States. Twice the nation was drawn into "foreign entanglements" - wars it initially thought were of no concern and therefore tried to steer clear of - only to realize it could not stand aside. With each war, the United States geared up in record time, entered the fray, and was crucial to the outcome. Each tested the American people and their leaders, and in each case the country came out of the conflagration stronger than before and emerged as a world leader." "Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from World War I through World War II relates the events of this crucial period in U.S. history through a chronology. an introductory essay, and more than 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on key people, places, events, institutions. and organizations." --Book Jacket.

The A to Z of U S Diplomacy from World War I through World War II

  • Filename: the-a-to-z-of-u-s-diplomacy-from-world-war-i-through-world-war-ii.
  • ISBN: 9781461672418
  • Release Date: 2010-04-20
  • Number of pages: 540
  • Author: Martin Folly
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press

The period from the outset of World War I to the end of World War II was among the most significant in the history of the United States. Twice it was drawn into "foreign entanglements"— wars it initially thought were no concern of its own and of which it tried to steer clear—only to realize that it could not stand aside. With each one, it geared up in record time, entered the fray massively, and was crucial to the outcome. Each war tested the American people and their leaders, and in each case the country came out of the conflagration stronger than before-and even more important-yet stronger relative to other countries than it had ever been. This was the period when the United States became a world leader. The A to Z of U.S. Diplomacy from World War I through World War II relates the events of this crucial period in U.S. history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations.

Lives and Times

  • Filename: lives-and-times.
  • ISBN: 0742561941
  • Release Date: 2009-10-28
  • Number of pages: 321
  • Author: Blaine Terry Browne
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Lives and Times is a biographical reader designed to acquaint students with major issues in American history through the lives of individuals, prominent and otherwise, whose activities and ideas were crucial in shaping the course of the nation's history. Employing a narrative style, each volume consists of thirteen chapters in which the lives of two individuals are examined in the broader context of major historical themes. Readers will find not only a diversity of individuals profiled, but also themes spanning political, economic, social, cultural, intellectual and military history. This combined biographical/thematic approach provides the reader with more extensive biographical information and a fuller examination of key issues than is commonly offered in core texts. Each chapter also offers study questions and a bibliography. Also Available: Lives and Times: Individuals and Issues in American History: To 1877 by Blaine T. Browne and Robert C. Cottrell"

Savage Peace

  • Filename: savage-peace.
  • ISBN: 1416539719
  • Release Date: 2007-04-10
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Ann Hagedorn
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Written with the sweep of an epic novel and grounded in extensive research into contemporary documents, Savage Peace is a striking portrait of American democracy under stress. It is the surprising story of America in the year 1919. In the aftermath of an unprecedented worldwide war and a flu pandemic, Americans began the year full of hope, expecting to reap the benefits of peace. But instead, the fear of terrorism filled their days. Bolshevism was the new menace, and the federal government, utilizing a vast network of domestic spies, began to watch anyone deemed suspicious. A young lawyer named J. Edgar Hoover headed a brand-new intelligence division of the Bureau of Investigation (later to become the FBI). Bombs exploded on the doorstep of the attorney general's home in Washington, D.C., and thirty-six parcels containing bombs were discovered at post offices across the country. Poet and journalist Carl Sandburg, recently returned from abroad with a trunk full of Bolshevik literature, was detained in New York, his trunk seized. A twenty-one-year-old Russian girl living in New York was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for protesting U.S. intervention in Arctic Russia, where thousands of American soldiers remained after the Armistice, ostensibly to guard supplies but in reality to join a British force meant to be a warning to the new Bolshevik government. In 1919, wartime legislation intended to curb criticism of the government was extended and even strengthened. Labor strife was a daily occurrence. And decorated African-American soldiers, returning home to claim the democracy for which they had risked their lives, were badly disappointed. Lynchings continued, race riots would erupt in twenty-six cities before the year ended, and secret agents from the government's "Negro Subversion" unit routinely shadowed outspoken African-Americans. Adding a vivid human drama to the greater historical narrative, Savage Peace brings 1919 alive through the people who played a major role in making the year so remarkable. Among them are William Monroe Trotter, who tried to put democracy for African-Americans on the agenda at the Paris peace talks; Supreme Court associate justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who struggled to find a balance between free speech and legitimate government restrictions for reasons of national security, producing a memorable decision for the future of free speech in America; and journalist Ray Stannard Baker, confidant of President Woodrow Wilson, who watched carefully as Wilson's idealism crumbled and wrote the best accounts we have of the president's frustration and disappointment. Weaving together the stories of a panoramic cast of characters, from Albert Einstein to Helen Keller, Ann Hagedorn brilliantly illuminates America at a pivotal moment.

An Improbable War

  • Filename: an-improbable-war.
  • ISBN: 1845452755
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 365
  • Author: Holger Afflerbach
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books

The WWI has been described as the primordial catastrophe of the twentieth century. Arguably, Italian Fascism, German National Socialism and Soviet Leninism and Stalinism would not have emerged without the cultural and political shock of WWI. This volume focusses on the connection between the WWI and the short- and long-term causes of WWI.

Caesar in the USA

  • Filename: caesar-in-the-usa.
  • ISBN: 9780520273917
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 306
  • Author: Maria Wyke
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

The figure of Julius Caesar has loomed large in the United States since its very beginning, admired and evoked as a gateway to knowledge of politics, war, and even national life. In this lively and perceptive book, the first to examine Caesar's place in modern American culture, Maria Wyke investigates how his use has intensified in periods of political crisis, when the occurrence of assassination, war, dictatorship, totalitarianism or empire appears to give him fresh relevance. Her fascinating discussion shows how--from the Latin classroom to the Shakespearean stage, from cinema, television and the comic book to the internet--Caesar is mobilized in the U.S. as a resource for acculturation into the American present, as a prediction of America’s future, or as a mode of commercial profit and great entertainment.

Balkans into Southeastern Europe 1914 2014

  • Filename: balkans-into-southeastern-europe-1914-2014.
  • ISBN: 9781137057778
  • Release Date: 2014-07-15
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: John Lampe
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The states and peoples of Southeastern Europe have been divided by wars over the twentieth century, but they have since worked to re-establish themselves into the European mainstream. This timely new edition has been revised, updated and expanded in the light of the latest scholarship and recent events.

Woodrow Wilson

  • Filename: woodrow-wilson.
  • ISBN: 9781317891291
  • Release Date: 2015-11-30
  • Number of pages: 284
  • Author: John A. Thompson
  • Publisher: Routledge

Most famous in Europe for his efforts to establish the League of Nations under US leadership at the end of the First World War, Woodrow Wilson stands as one of America’s most influential and visionary presidents. A Democrat who pursued progressive domestic policies during his first term in office, he despised European colonialism and believed that the recipe for world peace was the self-determination of all peoples, particularly those under the yoke of the vast Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires. His efforts to resist heavy reparations on Germany fell on deaf ears, while the refusal of France, Russia and Britain to accept a League of Nations led by America, together with the US Senate’s refusal to ratify the League, led to its ultimate failure. Woodrow Wilson has traditionally been seen by both admirers and critics as an idealist and a heroic martyr to the cause of internationalism. But John Thompson takes a different view, arguing that Wilson was a pragmatist, whose foreign policy was flexible and responsive to pressures and events. His conclusion, that Wilson was in fact an exceptionally skilful politician, who succeeded in maintaining national unity whilst leading America onto the world stage for the first time in its history, offers a challenging interpretation for anyone interested in the man and his era.

The Origins of Christian Anti Internationalism

  • Filename: the-origins-of-christian-anti-internationalism.
  • ISBN: 9781589014527
  • Release Date: 2007-12-18
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Markku Ruotsila
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press

The roots of conservative Christian skepticism of international politics run deep. In this original work Markku Ruotsila artfully unearths the historical and theological origins of evangelical Christian thought on modern-day international organizations and U.S. foreign policy, particularly in the fierce debates over the first truly international body—the League of Nations. After describing the rise of the Social Gospel movement that played a vital, foundational role in the movement toward a League of Nations, The Origins of Christian Anti-Internationalism examines the arguments and tactics that the most influential confessional Christian congregations in the United States—dispensational millenialists, Calvinists, Lutherans, and, to a lesser extent, Methodists, Episcopalians, and Christian Restorationists—used to undermine domestic support for the proposed international body. Ruotsila recounts how these groups learned to co-opt less religious-minded politicians and organizations that were likewise opposed to the very concept of international multilateralism. In closely analyzing how the evangelical movement successfully harnessed political activism to sway U.S. foreign policy, he traces a direct path from the successful battle against the League to the fundamentalist-modernist clashes of the 1920s and the present-day debate over America's role in the world. This exploration of why the United States ultimately rejected the League of Nations offers a lucid interpretation of the significant role that religion plays in U.S. policymaking both at home and abroad. Ruotsila's analysis will be of interest to scholars and practitioners of theology, religious studies, religion and politics, international relations, domestic policy, and U.S. and world history.


  • Filename: understanding-u-s-politics.
  • ISBN: 9780997410426
  • Release Date: 2016-04-26
  • Number of pages: 374
  • Author: Jack Vast-Binder
  • Publisher:

If you are one of the many who are repelled by the polarized stalemate that has set in on our politics, this book was written for you. It begins with the common sense of politics and the very different common sense beliefs that conservative and liberal partisans carry around with them; especially those outdated beliefs about economics and morality that they disagree about so much. It's all written without taking sides in their endless arguing and name calling. The book goes on to explain the workings of the contemporary political scene emphasizing: 1. The industry of professional political consulting that has taken over, 2. The critical problems that the reliance upon video media have brought to our politics, 3. The emphasis on personalities and the relegation of all issues into the deep ruts of unreasoning right and left ideology. In the course of the discussion readers can even determine where they might want to weigh in themselves and help change things

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