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Converting the World in the Early American Republic
In 1812, eight American missionaries, under the direction of the recently formed American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, sailed from the United States to South Asia. The plans that motivated their voyage were ano less grand than taking part in the Protestant conversion of the entire world. Over the next several decades, these men...
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...
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...
With Sails Whitening Every Sea
Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire
Brian Rouleau argues that because of their ubiquity in foreign ports, American sailors were the principal agents of overseas foreign relations in the early...
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...
A Union Forever
The Irish Question and U.S. Foreign Relations in the Victorian Age
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
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
In 1955, Ngo Dinh Diem organized an election to depose chief-of-state Bao Dai, after which he proclaimed himself the first president of the newly created Republic of Vietnam. The United States sanctioned the results of this election, which was widely condemned as fraudulent, and provided substantial economic aid and advice to the RVN. Because...
The Universe Unraveling
American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos
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 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.