From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations since 1776, 1st Edition (Oxford History of the United States, Volume 12)

By George C. Herring

The Oxford historical past of the United States is the main revered multi-volume historical past of our country in print. The sequence comprises 3 Pulitzer Prize-winners, a brand new York occasions bestseller, and winners of prestigious Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. From Colony to Superpower is the single thematic quantity commissioned for the sequence. the following George C. Herring makes use of international family because the lens in which to inform the tale of America's dramatic upward push from 13 disparate colonies huddled alongside the Atlantic coast to the world's maximum superpower.

A sweeping account of United States' overseas family and international relations, this magisterial quantity files America's interplay with different peoples and countries of the area. Herring tells a narrative of gorgeous successes and infrequently tragic mess ups, captured in a fast paced narrative that illuminates the vital value of international family members to the lifestyles and survival of the kingdom, and highlights its ongoing impression at the lives of normal voters. He indicates how policymakers outlined American pursuits largely to incorporate territorial enlargement, entry to becoming markets, and the unfold of an "American way" of existence. And Herring does all this in a narrative wealthy in human drama and full of epic occasions. Statesmen corresponding to Benjamin Franklin and Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman and Dean Acheson performed key roles in America's upward push to international energy. yet America's enlargement as a state additionally owes a lot to the adventurers and explorers, the ocean captains, retailers and captains of undefined, the missionaries and diplomats, who found or charted new lands, constructed new avenues of trade, and demonstrated and defended the nation's pursuits in overseas lands.

From the yank Revolution to the fifty-year fight with communism and conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, From Colony to Superpower tells the dramatic tale of America's emergence as superpower--its beginning in revolution, its stricken current, and its doubtful future.

The Oxford heritage of the United States
The Oxford heritage of the United States is the main revered multi-volume historical past of our state. The sequence comprises 3 Pulitzer Prize winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. The Atlantic Monthly has praised it as "the so much distinct sequence in American ancient scholarship," a sequence that "synthesizes a generation's worthy of old inquiry and data into one actually cutting-edge book." Conceived lower than the final editorship of C. Vann Woodward and Richard Hofstadter, and now less than the editorship of David M. Kennedy, this well known sequence blends social, political, fiscal, cultural, diplomatic, and armed forces background into coherent and vividly written narrative.

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