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

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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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...



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...



Path of Empire
Panama and the California Gold Rush
Aims McGuinness
Path of Empire reveals how U.S. imperial projects in Panama were integral to developments in California and the larger process of U.S. continental expansion, offering a model for the new transnational history.



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