Collection : The United States in the World

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Books in this innovative series globalize the study of United States history. It features extraordinary works that explore how people, ideas, processes, and events that transcend national borders have shaped United States history from the antebellum period through the present. Cornell University Press and the series editors welcome established and emerging scholars based in the United States and abroad who work on diverse topics and regions of the world.

The series encourages books that integrate the methodologies of transnational and international history, particularly the use of domestic and international archives; multilingual sources; and the study of the important role played by both state and non-state actors. The goal of the United States in the World series is to bring together the best new scholarship that globalizes United States history, thereby enriching and broadening our understanding of United States history.

Please send inquiries to: David C. Engerman (david.engerman@yale.edu), Amy S. Greenberg (amygreenberg@psu.edu), or Paul A. Kramer (paul.a.kramer@vanderbilt.edu).

Forthcoming volumes in the series include:

Foreign Affairs: Policy, Culture, and the Making of Love and War in Vietnam by Amanda Chapman Boczar

Civilizational Imperatives: Americans, Moros, and the Colonial World by Oliver Charbonneau

Outsourcing Democracy: U.S. NGOs and the Collapse of the Soviet Union by Kate Geoghegan

The Gathering Storm: The United States, Eduardo Frei's Revolution in Liberty, and the Polarization of Chilean Politics, 1964-1970 by Sebastiàn Hurtado-Torres

The Ends of Modernization: Development, Ideology, and Catastrophe in Nicaragua after the Alliance for Progress by David Johnson Lee

The Asian Cinema Network: The Asian Film Festival, the Asia Foundation, and the Cultural Cold War in Asia by Sangjoon Lee

The Arc of Containment: Britain, Malaya, Singapore, and the Rise of American Hegemony in Southeast Asia by Wen-Qing Ngoei

The Greek Fire: The Greek Revolution and the Emergence of American Reform Movements by Maureen Santelli

The Proving Ground: Competing Visions for Democracy and Human Rights during the Cold War by William Michael Schmidli

Pursuing Respectability in the Cannibal Isles: Americans in Nineteenth-century Fiji by Nancy Shoemaker

The United States, the International Community, and Indonesia's New Order, 1966–1998 by Bradley R. Simpson

To Bring the Good News to All Nations: Evangelicals, Human Rights, and U.S. Foreign Policy by Lauren Turek

The Value of Interests: The Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy in Latin America, 1973-1984 by Vanessa Walker

Oil Money: How Petrodollars Transformed U.S.-Middle East Relations, 1967–1986 by David M. Wight

Series Editors

David C. Engerman is Professor of History at Yale University. He has written two books on American ideas about Russia/USSR, including Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America's Soviet Experts. His longstanding interest in modernization and development programs in the Third World has led to two co-edited collections (including Staging Growth: Modernization, Development, and the Global Cold War) and his new book, The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India.  His current research is on the global politics of economic inequality in the 1970s.

Amy S. Greenberg is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History and Women's Studies at Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of four books, including the prize-winning A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico; Manifest Destiny and American Territorial Expansion: A Brief History with Documents; and Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire. She is currently at work on a study of the role of dissent in nineteenth-century U.S. foreign policy.

Paul A. Kramer is Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States and the Philippines, winner of the Stuart L. Bernath and James Rawley Prizes, as well as numerous articles on U. S. transnational, imperial and global histories. His current project deals with the intersection between immigration and imperial politics in the United States across the 20th century.

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Pursuing Respect in the Cannibal Isles
Americans in Nineteenth-Century Fiji
Nancy Shoemaker



Arc of Containment
Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia
Wen-Qing Ngoei
Arc of Containment recasts the history of American empire in Southeast and East Asia from World War II through the end of American intervention in Vietnam. Setting aside the classic story of anxiety about falling dominoes, Wen-Qing Ngoei articulates a new regional history premised on strong security and sure containment guaranteed by...



Borderline Citizens
The United States, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration
Robert C. McGreevey
Borderline Citizens explores the intersection of U.S. colonial power and Puerto Rican migration. Robert C. McGreevey examines a series of confrontations in the early decades of the twentieth century between colonial migrants seeking work and citizenship in the metropole and various groups—employers, colonial officials, court officers, and labor...



Our Frontier Is the World
The Boy Scouts in the Age of American Ascendancy
Mischa Honeck
Mischa Honeck’s Our Frontier Is the World is a provocative account of how the Boy Scouts echoed and enabled American global expansion in the twentieth century.The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has long been a standard bearer for national identity. The core values of the organization have, since its founding in 1910, shaped what it means to be an...



Democracy in Exile
Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual
Daniel Bessner
Anyone interested in the history of U.S. foreign relations, Cold War history, and twentieth century intellectual history will find this impressive biography of Hans Speier, one of the most influential figures in American defense circles of the twentieth century, a must-read.In Democracy in Exile, Daniel Bessner shows how the experience of the...



Out of Oakland
Black Panther Party Internationalism during the Cold War
Sean L. Malloy
In Out of Oakland, Sean L. Malloy explores the evolving internationalism of the Black Panther Party. He traces the shifting intersections between the black freedom struggle in the United States, Third World anticolonialism, and the Cold...



Redemption and Revolution
American and Chinese New Women in the Early Twentieth Century
Motoe Sasaki
In the early twentieth century, a good number of college-educated Protestant American women went abroad by taking up missionary careers in teaching, nursing, and medicine. Motoe Sasaki's transnational history of these New Women explores the intersections of gender, modernity, and national identity within the politics of world...



The Diplomacy of Migration
Transnational Lives and the Making of U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War
Meredith Oyen
The Diplomacy of Migration combines important innovations in the field of diplomatic history with new international trends in migration history. During the Cold War, both Chinese and American officials employed a wide range of migration policies and practices to pursue legitimacy, security, and...



Imperfect Strangers
Americans, Arabs, and U.S.–Middle East Relations in the 1970s
Salim Yaqub
In Imperfect Strangers, Salim Yaqub argues that the 1970s were a pivotal decade for U.S.-Arab relations, whether at the upper levels of diplomacy, in street-level interactions, or in the realm of the...



White World Order, Black Power Politics
The Birth of American International Relations
Robert Vitalis
In White World Order, Black Power Politics, Robert Vitalis recovers the arguments, texts, and institution building of an extraordinary group of professors at Howard University, including Alain Locke, Ralph Bunche, Rayford Logan, Eric Williams, and Merze Tate, who was the first black female professor of political science in the...



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