By Robert Schulzinger
This can be an authoritative quantity of historiographical essays that survey the nation of U.S. diplomatic heritage. The essays conceal the full diversity of the background of yank overseas relatives from the colonial interval to the current. They talk about the foremost resources and examine the main influential books and articles within the box.
- Includes discussions of recent methodological techniques in diplomatic history.
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These studies begin with W. E. B. DuBois’ assertion that “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line” and pursue its implications. A growing number of historians have explored the ways in which gendered images illustrated, symbolized, and influenced perceptions of power relationships. Kristin Hoganson (1998) argues that anxieties over changing male and female roles at the end of the nineteenth century helped push the United States into war. ” With their eye on the economic advantage of US territory in the Pacific, American imperialists claimed that white middle-class and upper-class American men could avoid degeneracy and prove their manhood by wielding authority over the Filipinos, considered to be childlike, feminine, and savage.
Kroes, Rob: If You’ve Seen One, You’ve Seen the Mall: Europeans and American Mass Culture (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1996). Kuisel, Richard: Seducing the French: The Dilemma of Americanization (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993). ” American Historical Review 100 (October 1995), 1015–33. Linenthal, Edward T. ): History Wars: The Enola Gay and Other Battles for the American Past (New York: Henry Holt, 1996). ” Diplomatic History 25 (winter 2001), 121–8. ” Diplomatic History 20 (summer 1996), 357–80.
Sears’ (1993) discussion of the many effects of the tremendously popular “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show” in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Europe. As it traveled, the show, featuring gunfights, bucking broncos, trick riding, and dramatic rescues of white settlers from savages, demonstrated the triumph of industrial civilization’s revolver and repeating rifle, the effectiveness of sensational mass advertising, and such efficient transportation and setup that Prussian army officers took detailed notes.
A Companion to American Foreign Relations by Robert Schulzinger