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This can be an authoritative quantity of historiographical essays that survey the kingdom of U.S. diplomatic heritage. The essays conceal the complete diversity of the background of yank overseas relatives from the colonial interval to the current. They speak about the most important resources and research the main influential books and articles within the box.

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Many new studies unite foreign and domestic policy with a specific focus on race, gender, class or national identity. For example, Thomas (Tim) Borstalmann has never been comfortable with what he considers the artificial separation of the internal and external history of the United States. He opens The Cold War and the Color Line (2001) with an account of how in 1961 the ambassador to the United States from the new African state of Chad was refused service in a Maryland restaurant, introducing his analysis of the intersection of Cold War ideological competition, {Page:17} 18 SUSAN BREWER decolonization in Africa, and the American civil rights movement.

Celebrated as progress, Americanization was the subject of dispute over its Old World or New World origins. Frederick Jackson Turner argued that Americanization, “English in neither nationality or character,” took place on the frontier. His British contemporary, liberal journalist W. T. Stead, saw it differently. In his 1902 book, The Americanization of the World, Stead claimed that, as the Americans carried out “the refashioning of the world in their image,” they were in fact anglicizing it. As for the “American invasion” of “the typewriter, the sewing-machine, the Linotype, the automobile, the phonograph, the telephone, the elevator, and the incandescent electric light,” Stead declared, “We want these things.

95, prompted international condemnation and challenged America’s vaunted image as leader of the free world. Policymakers, embarrassed by the contradictions to their story of American progress raised by the Little Rock Nine, the Freedom Riders, and the marchers on Selma, pushed for formal civil rights reforms such as the Voting Rights Act, if not for fundamental social change. Recent studies explore the meanings of race in US foreign relations from the perspective and experience of African-American officials and activists.

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