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Artillery of Heaven
American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East
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...
Black Yanks in the Pacific
Race in the Making of American Military Empire after World War II
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...
The Business of Empire
United Fruit, Race, and U.S. Expansion in Central America
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.
Cauldron of Resistance
Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam
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.
Converting the World in the Early American Republic
In describing how American missionaries interacted with a range of foreign locations (including India, Liberia, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, North America, and Singapore) and imperial contexts, Christian Imperialism provides a new perspective on how Americans thought of their country's role in the world.
The Diplomacy of Migration
Transnational Lives and the Making of U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War
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 prestige.
U.S. Anti-imperialism from the Founding Era to the Age of Terrorism
Empire's Twin broadens our conception of anti-imperialist actors, ideas, and actions; it charts this story across the range of American history, from the Revolution to our own era; and it opens up the transnational and global dimensions of American anti-imperialism.
For God and Globe
Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War
For God and Globe recovers the history of an important yet largely forgotten intellectual movement in interwar America. Michael G. Thompson explores the way radical-left and ecumenical Protestant internationalists articulated new understandings of the ethics of international relations between the 1920s and the 1940s.
From Development to Dictatorship
Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era
Thomas C. Field Jr. reconstructs the untold story of USAID's first years in Bolivia, including the country's 1964 military coup d’état.
Americans, Arabs, and U.S.–Middle East Relations in the 1970s
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 imagination.