Collection : The United States in the World

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: Mark Philip Bradley (mbradley@uchicago.edu) David C. Engerman (engerman@brandeis.edu), Amy S. Greenberg (asg5@psu.edu), and Paul A. Kramer (paul.a.kramer@vanderbilt.edu).

 

Forthcoming volumes in the series include:

With Sails Whitening Every Sea: Commercial Expansion, Maritime Empire, and the American Seafaring Community Abroad by Brian Rouleau

Redemption and Revolution: American and Chinese New Women in the Early Twentieth Century by Motoe Sasaki

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

For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States, 1919–1945 by Michael Thompson

Varieties of U.S. Anti-Imperialism: Historical Contexts since 1776 by Ian Tyrrell and Jay Sexton

Haiti and the Uses of America: Rapproachment Culturel with the United States, 1930–1950 by Chantalle Verna

Imperfect Strangers: Americans and Arabs in the 1970s by Salim Yaqub

 


Series Editors

Mark Philip Bradley is Professor of International History at the University of Chicago . He is the author of the prize-winning Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam, 1919-1950 and co-editor of Truth Claims: Representation and Human Rights. He is currently working on a book that explores the history of the global human rights revolution in the twentieth century and an international history of the wars in Vietnam.

David C. Engerman is professor of History at Brandeis University. He has written two books on American ideas about Russia/USSR, including most recently 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 a current project on American and Soviet aid to India.

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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From Development to Dictatorship
Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era
Thomas C. Field
Thomas C. Field Jr. reconstructs the untold story of USAID’s first years in Bolivia, including the country’s 1964 military coup d’état.



A Union Forever
The Irish Question and U.S. Foreign Relations in the Victorian Age
David Sim
David Sim examines how Irish nationalists and their American sympathizers tried to convince legislators and statesmen to use the global influence of the United States to achieve Irish independence.



Radicals on the Road
Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism during the Vietnam Era
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Wu analyzes how interactions among people from the U.S. and several East and Southeast Asian nations inspired transnational identities and multiracial coalitions that challenged political commitments during the Vietnam War era.



Cauldron of Resistance
Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam
Jessica M. Chapman
Based on extensive work in Vietnamese, French, and American archives, Chapman offers a detailed account of three crucial years, 1953–1956, during which a new Vietnamese political order was established in the south.



The Universe Unraveling
American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos
Seth Jacobs
The Universe Unraveling is a provocative reinterpretation of U.S.-Laos relations in the years leading up to the Vietnam War. U.S. policy toward Laos under Eisenhower and Kennedy cannot be understood apart from the traits Americans ascribed to Lao allies.



Militarism in a Global Age
Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I
Dirk Bönker
Dirk Bönker explores the far-reaching ambitions of German and U.S. naval officers before World War I as they advanced navalism, a particular brand of modern militarism that stressed the paramount importance of sea power.



The Business of Empire
United Fruit, Race, and U.S. Expansion in Central America
Jason M. Colby
Colby provides new insight into the role of transnational capital, labor migration, and racial nationalism in shaping U.S. expansion into Central America and the greater Caribbean.



Black Yanks in the Pacific
Race in the Making of American Military Empire after World War II
Michael Cullen Green
By the end of World War II, many black citizens viewed service in the segregated American armed forces with distaste if not disgust. Meanwhile, domestic racism and Jim Crow, ongoing Asian struggles against European colonialism, and prewar calls for...



Screening Enlightenment
Hollywood and the Cultural Reconstruction of Defeated Japan
Hiroshi Kitamura
Shows how the US's expansive attempt at cultural globalization helped transform Japan into one of Hollywood's key markets. He also demonstrates the prominent role American cinema played in the political reeducation and reorientation of the Japanese.



Artillery of Heaven
American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East
Ussama Makdisi
The complex relationship between America and the Arab world goes back further than most people realize. In Artillery of Heaven, Ussama Makdisi presents a foundational American encounter with the Arab world that occurred in the nineteenth century...



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