Born of revolution but destined for empire. A nation of immigrants isolated by two great oceans. America's relations with the rest of the world have always been complex and contradictory, a fact exhaustively chronicled by historians. This thorough two-volume bibliography surveys the vast historiography of 400 years of American foreign relations.
A thorough update of the standard bibliography of American foreign relations literature from colonial times to the present day.
America has formed alliances, exchanged diplomats, traded goods and services, and fought wars with nations on every continent but Antarctica. And people have written books, articles, reports, and papers by the thousands on these subjects.
In American Foreign Relations since 1600, the 2002 president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Robert Beisner, has worked with members of SHAFR to compile the most exhaustive survey of writing on American foreign relations ever published. Covering 400 years of American history, his team of editors—all top experts in the field—have referenced and annotated nearly 20,000 published and nonpublished works. It's all here, from the Mayflower Compact to the My Lai massacre, from the War of 1812 to the war on terrorism, from the pre-Revolutionary era to the post-Cold War world.
• Nearly 20,000 fully annotated bibliographical entries on topics such as the Mexican Revolution, pan-Americanism, wartime diplomacy, the German threat, and more
• A preface clearly outlining the updated features of the book
• Three analytical indexes to guide users to entry information, contributors, and significant individuals
• Biographical studies on individuals such as John Barrett, William Jennings Bryan, and Theodore Roosevelt
• Covers published and unpublished sources
• Compiled by leading experts in the field
• Includes special sections in each chapter on bibliographical, historiographic, and biographical sources
• Explores nontraditional aspects of the history of foreign relations