James G Blaine

Autor: Edward P. Crapol
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842026055
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This work assesses Blaine's role as an architect of the US empire and revisits the imperialistic goals of this two-time Secretary of State. It examines his pivotal role in shaping American foreign relations and looks at the reasons why America acquired an overseas empire at the turn of the century.

James K Polk

Autor: Thomas M. Leonard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842026475
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James K. Polk's four years in office marked the greatest period of territorial acquisition in the history of the USA. This is an analysis of each of these expansions, showing that they were far more complex than the moral crusade that had been labelled Manifest Destiny.

American Statesmen

Autor: Edward S. Mihalkanin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313308284
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Looks at the history of U.S. foreign policy through sixty-five biographical essays covering each secretary's vital statistics, dates in office, education, and the most important issues and events the secretaries dealt with.

James G Blaine And Latin America

Autor: David Healy
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826263292
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James G. Blaine was one of the leading national political figures of his day, and probably the most controversial. Intensely partisan, the dominant leader of the Republican Party, and a major shaper of national politics for more than a decade, Blaine is remembered chiefly for his role as architect of the post-Civil War GOP and his two periods as secretary of state. He also was the Republican presidential candidate in the notorious mud-slinging campaign of 1884. His foreign policy was marked by its activism, its focus on Latin America, and its attempt to increase U.S. influence there.

Continental Liar From The State Of Maine

Autor: Neil Rolde
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
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In 1884 Republican James G. Blaine came within 1,047 votes of becoming the President of the United States. This was the margin by which he lost New York State?and thus the election?to Grover Cleveland in what has been called "the dirtiest campaign in American history." Yet his career?arguably the most sensational of any American politician of the so-called Gilded Age?did not end there. He was twice U.S. secretary of state, credited with having started our country on the path to acting like a world power, a powerful speaker of the house in Congress, and a United States senator from his adopted State of Maine. He was also, in the eyes of his opponents, "The Continental Liar From the State of Maine" or "Slippery Jim"?a sort of "amiable Tricky Dick Nixon," as he's been later called. He was hated by certain members of his own party, yet loved by millions of others, including some of his enemies in the Democratic Party. The press called him "The Magnetic Man," due to his charisma, and anoth

Crucible Of Power

Autor: Howard Jones
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742564533
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Employing a narrative approach that uncovers the tangled and often confusing nature of foreign affairs, Crucible of Power focuses on the personalities, security interests, and post-war/Cold War tendencies behind the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy since 1945. The book includes updated coverage of the Bush administration's foreign policy, with particular emphasis on the Middle East. Selections from key foreign policy documents appear in each chapter.

Colin Powell

Autor: Christopher D. O'Sullivan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442202658
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Few figures in the past quarter-century have played a more significant role in American foreign policy than Colin Powell. He wielded power at the highest levels of the most important foreign policy bureaucracies: the Pentagon, the White House, the joint chiefs, and the state department. As national security advisor in the Ronald Reagan administration, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and secretary of state during George W. Bush's first term, he played a prominent role in four administrations, Republican and Democrat, spanning more than twenty years. Powell has been engaged in the most important debates over foreign and defense policy during the past two decades, such as the uses of American power in the wake of the Vietnam war, the winding down of the Cold War and the quest for new paths for American foreign policy, and the interventions in Panama (1989) and the Persian Gulf (1990–1991). During the Clinton era, he was involved in the controversies over interventions in Bosnia and Somalia. As America's top diplomat from 2001 to 2004, he helped shape the aims and goals of U.S. diplomacy after September 11, 2001, and in the run-up to the Iraq War. In this exploration of Powell's career and character, Christopher D. O'Sullivan reveals several broad themes crucial to American foreign policy and yields insights into the evolution of American foreign and defense policy in the post-Vietnam, post-Cold War eras. In addition, O'Sullivan explores the conflicts and debates between different foreign policy ideologies such as neo-conservatism and realism. O'Sullivan's book not only explains Powell's diplomatic style, it provides crucial insights into the American foreign policy tradition in the modern era.

Alexander Hamilton

Autor: Lawrence S. Kaplan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842028783
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Of all of the Founding Fathers of the American republic none, with the possible exception of Thomas Jefferson, has evoked more passions and aroused more controversy than Alexander Hamilton. As in Jefferson's case, these feelings originated in the political wars of the Federalist decade and still resorate two centuries later. The seemingly permanent friction between Hamiltonians and Jeffersonians has been replicated in every generation. In the Jefferson-Jackson era Hamilton's persona as an elitist urban aristocrat condemned him as an enemy of an expanding democratic America-an Anglophile at a time when Great Britain was the major adversary, a defender of the central national bank when political pressures for decentralization doomed both the First and Second National Banks of the United States, and a spokesman for an Eastern oligarchy at a time when the westward movement assured the expansion of political rights. Such was his reputation as an enemy of the common man that his deep-seated opposition to the institution of slavery won little recognition from northern abolitionists. In this new biography, eminent historian Lawrence Kaplan examines Hamilton's conception of America's role i

Henry L Stimson

Autor: David F. Schmitz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842026321
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This study reveals how the life of Henry L. Stimson provides a framework for analyzing America's foreign policy development from the imperialism of the 1890s to the origins of the Cold War. It also demonstrates how Stimson passed his perspectives on to the next generation of policymakers.