Imperialism and Expansionism in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection

Editors: Magoc, Chris J. and Bernstein, David
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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ISBN: 978-1-61-069429-2
Category: History - United States -- History
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This groundbreaking encyclopedia offers sweeping coverage of a subject central to American history and of urgent importance today as the nation wrestles with a global imperial posture and the long-term viability of the largest military establishment in human history. The work features entries encompassing the full scope of American expansionism and imperialism from the colonial era through the twenty-first century "War on Terror."

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • General Introduction
  • VOLUME 1: Seven Years’ War to the Annexation of Hawai‘i
  • Chronology: 1754–1898
  • 1. From Colony to Empire: The Transformation of Anglo North America, 1754–1850
  • Historical Overview
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Algonquians
  • American Revolution (1775–1783)
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Astor, John Jacob
  • Astoria
  • Baring, Alexander
  • Blockade of Confederate Ports (1861–1865)
  • Cayuse War (1848–1850)
  • Citizen Genêt Affair (1793)
  • Convention of 1818
  • Cook, James
  • Donation Land Claim Act of 1850
  • Embargo Act (1807)
  • Fort Stanwix, Treaty of (1784)
  • Hard Labor, Treaty of (1768)
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Indian Peace Medals
  • Indians of the Middle Missouri River
  • Indians of the Pacific Northwest
  • Iroquois Confederacy
  • Jay's Treaty (1794)
  • Lord Dunmore's War (1774)
  • Lower and Upper Canada Rebellions (1837–1838)
  • Madison, James
  • Missions
  • Neolin
  • New Orleans, Battle of (1815)
  • Nootka Sound Convention (1790)
  • Northwest Passage
  • Oregon Boundary Dispute
  • Oregon Treaty (1846)
  • Paris, Treaty of (1763)
  • Paris, Treaty of (1783)
  • Paxton Boys (1763)
  • Pinckney's Treaty (1796)
  • Pontiac
  • Proclamation of 1763
  • Quebec Act (1774)
  • Rush-Bagot Pact (1817)
  • San Juan Islands
  • Seven Years’ War (1754–1763)
  • Spalding, Henry and Eliza Hart
  • Stevens, Isaac
  • Thompson, David
  • Trent Affair (1861)
  • Vancouver, George
  • Wampum
  • War Hawks
  • War of 1812 (1812–1815)
  • Webster-Ashburton Treaty (1842)
  • Whitman, Marcus and Narcissa Prentiss
  • XYZ Affair (1797–1798)
  • Primary Documents
  • Pontiac's Speech Explaining His Reasons for Making War on the English (1763)
  • “We Are All Equally Free”: Broadside of the New York City Workingmen Demanding a Voice in the Revolutionary Struggle (1770)
  • Mohawk Joseph Brant Comes to London and Addresses King George III (1776)
  • George Washington's Newburgh Address (1783)
  • American Proclamation of Neutrality (1793)
  • President James Madison's War Message (1812)
  • “Star Spangled Banner” (1814)
  • Monroe Doctrine (1823)
  • Andrew Sherburne's Experiences on an American Privateer During the Revolutionary War (1828)
  • “For Oregon!” Settlers from Illinois Describe the Oregon Territory (1847)
  • 2. Imperial Conflicts on the Spanish-Mexican Rim, 1769–1855
  • Historical Overview
  • Adams-Onís Treaty (1819)
  • Alamo, Battle of (1836)
  • Alta California
  • Anza, Juan Bautista de
  • Austin, Moses
  • Austin, Stephen F.
  • Barceló, Maria Gertrudis (“Las Tules”)
  • Bear Flag Revolt (1846)
  • Becknell, William
  • California Missions
  • California Republic (1846)
  • Californios
  • Comancheria
  • Cortina, Juan Nepomuceno
  • East and West Florida
  • Empresarios
  • Fredonian Rebellion (1826–1827)
  • Gadsden Purchase (1854)
  • Gregg, Josiah
  • Guadalupe Hidalgo, Treaty of (1848)
  • Herrera, José Joaquín de
  • Houston, Sam
  • Indians of California
  • Indians of the Southwest
  • Kearny, Stephen Watts
  • Kirker, James
  • La Amistad Schooner (1839–1841)
  • Las Gorras Blancas
  • Lisa, Manuel
  • Maxwell, Lucien Bonaparte
  • Mestizos
  • Mexican-American War (1846–1848)
  • Mexican Colonization Law of 1824
  • Mexican Land Grants
  • Neutral Ground (Louisiana)/Sabine Free State (1806–1821)
  • New Spain
  • Osages
  • Pike, Zebulon
  • Presidios
  • Russian-American Company
  • San Ildefonso, Treaty of (1800)
  • San Jacinto, Battle of (1836)
  • San Lorenzo, Treaty of (Pinckney Treaty) (1795)
  • Santa Anna, Antonio López de
  • Santa Fe Trail
  • Seguín, Juan
  • Seminole War (First) (1817–1818)
  • Serra, Junípero
  • Smith, Jedediah Strong
  • Taylor, Zachary
  • Texas, Annexation of (1845)
  • Texas Rangers
  • Texas, Republic of (1836–1845)
  • Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe
  • Walker, Robert J.
  • Wilkinson, James
  • Wilmot, David
  • Primary Documents
  • Junípero Serra's Report on the Missions of California (1773)
  • Stephen F. Austin's Address Supporting Texas Independence (1836)
  • “A Foreigner in My Own Land”: Juan Nepomuceno Seguín Flees Texas (1842)
  • Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo's Account of His Imprisonment During the Bear Flag Revolt in California (1846)
  • Samuel Chamberlain's Recollections of the Mexican War (1846)
  • Vicente Filisola's Account of the Battle of the Alamo (1849)
  • José Antonio Navarro's Letter to the Editor, San Antonio Ledger (1853)
  • Elfido López Recalls Rural Mexican-American Life in the Late 19th Century (1870s)
  • 3. Beyond the Continent, 1798–1898
  • Historical Overview
  • American Colonization Society
  • American Exceptionalism, Roots of
  • Amity and Commerce, Treaty of (1858)
  • Bakumatsu
  • Barbary War (First) (1801–1805)
  • Barbary War (Second) (1815)
  • Bayonet Constitution (1887)
  • Black Ships
  • Burlingame-Seward Treaty (1868)
  • Cushing, Caleb
  • Filibusterers
  • Gray, Robert
  • Guano Islands Act (1856)
  • Gunboat Diplomacy
  • Hawai‘i, Annexation of (1898)
  • Hawaiian League
  • Japan, Opening of (1853–1860)
  • Kamehameha
  • Kanghwa, Battle of (1871)
  • Korean Expedition of 1871
  • Koszta Affair (1853)
  • Liberia
  • López, Narciso
  • Midway Atoll
  • Missionaries, Hawai‘i
  • Monroe Doctrine (1823)
  • Nicaragua, Republic of (1856–1857)
  • Opium Wars
  • Ostend Manifesto (1854)
  • Pacific Mail Steamship Company
  • Peace and Amity, Treaty of/Kanagawa, Treaty of (1854)
  • Perry, Matthew Calbraith
  • Quasi-War
  • Queen Lili‘uokalani
  • Quitman, John A.
  • Roberts, Edmund
  • Sakoku
  • Santo Domingo, Annexation of (1869–1871)
  • Shimonoseki Straits, Battle of (1863)
  • Shufeldt, Robert W.
  • Strong, Josiah
  • Sugar Plantations, Hawai‘i
  • Tianjin, Treaty of (1858)
  • Tyler, John
  • Upshur, Abel Parker
  • Walker, William
  • Wanghia (Wangxia), Treaty of (1844)
  • West Indies Squadron
  • Whaling Industry
  • Wilkes Expedition (1838–1842)
  • Primary Documents
  • Enslaved American James Riley Encounters an Arab Trader (1815)
  • Matthew Perry's Account of His Landing in Japan (1853)
  • Ostend Manifesto (1854)
  • Excerpt from William Walker's The War in Nicaragua (1860)
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • VOLUME 2: Northwest Indian Wars to Wounded Knee
  • Chronology: 1775–1898
  • 1. The Expanding Nation in the Trans-Appalachian West, 1785–1835
  • Historical Overview
  • American System
  • Assimilation
  • Black Hawk
  • Black Hoof
  • Blue Jacket
  • Boone, Daniel
  • Boudinot, Elias
  • Brant, Joseph
  • Calhoun, John Caldwell
  • Cass, Lewis
  • Cherokees
  • Chicasaws
  • Civilization Policy
  • Clark, George Rogers
  • Creek Wars
  • Dancing Rabbit Creek, Treaty of (1830)
  • Factory System
  • Fort McIntosh, Treaty of (1785)
  • Fort Stanwix, Treaty of (1784)
  • Fort Wayne, Treaties of (1803, 1809)
  • Goschochking (Ohio) Massacre of 1782
  • Greenville, Treaty of (1795)
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Harrison, William Henry
  • Hopewell, Treaty of (1785)
  • Horseshoe Bend, Battle of (1814)
  • Indian Removal Act of 1830
  • Indian Trade and Intercourse Act of 1790
  • Jackson, Andrew
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Keokuk
  • King Cotton
  • Knox, Henry
  • Little Turtle
  • Madison, James
  • Marshall (John) Court Decisions (1823, 1831, 1832)
  • McGillivray, Alexander
  • McIntosh, William
  • McKenney, Thomas L.
  • Morse, Jedidiah
  • National Road
  • New Echota, Treaty of (1835)
  • Northwest Land Ordinance (1785)
  • Northwest Ordinance (1787)
  • Northwest Territory
  • Ohio Company
  • Ohio Indian Confederation
  • Osceola
  • Paine, Thomas
  • Potawatomis
  • Prairie du Chien, Treaties of (1825, 1829, 1830)
  • Red Sticks
  • Ridge, John
  • Ross, John
  • Seminole War (Second) (1835–1842)
  • St. Clair, Arthur
  • Stokes Commission (1832–1837)
  • Tecumseh
  • Tenskwatawa
  • Trail of Tears
  • Washington, George
  • Wayne, Anthony
  • Whiskey Rebellion (1794)
  • Primary Documents
  • Northwest Ordinance (1787)
  • “The Print of My Ancestor's Houses”: Little Turtle Balks at Giving Up Land to General Anthony Wayne (1795)
  • “My Husband Was Seized with the Mania”: Harriet L. Noble's Account of Emigration from New York to Michigan (1824)
  • President Andrew Jackson's Message to Congress on Indian Removal (1829)
  • Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831)
  • The Burlend Family Encounters America's System for Populating the West, Pike Country, Illinois (1831)
  • Black Hawk Remembers Village Life Along the Mississippi (1834)
  • Journal of Occurrences of a Party of Emigrating Creek Indians (1837)
  • 2. Into the Plains and Beyond, 1803–1898
  • Historical Overview
  • Alaska, Purchase of (1867)
  • Anglo-Saxonism
  • Artists, Western
  • Ashley, William Henry
  • Bent, William
  • Benton, Thomas Hart
  • Carson, Kit
  • Catlin, George
  • Chouteau Family
  • Clark, William
  • Compromise of 1850
  • Corps of Discovery (1803–1806)
  • Corps of Topographical Engineers, U.S. Army
  • Crédit Mobilier Scandal (1872)
  • Douglas, Stephen A.
  • Exodusters
  • Free-Soil Movement
  • Frémont, John Charles
  • Frontier
  • General Land Office
  • Gilpin, William
  • Gold Rush, California (1848)
  • Gold Rush, Colorado (1858)
  • Gold Rush, Klondike (1897–1899)
  • Great American Desert
  • Homestead Act (1862)
  • Louisiana Purchase (1803)
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Mining Camps
  • Missouri Compromise (1820)
  • Mormonism
  • Morrill Land Grant Act (1862)
  • Mountain Meadows Massacre (1857)
  • Mountain Men
  • National Parks
  • Oklahoma Land Run (1889)
  • Oregon Trail
  • Pacific Railroad Act (1862)
  • Pacific Railroad Reports (1853–1855)
  • Polk, James Knox
  • Powell, John Wesley
  • Preemption Act of 1841
  • Romantic Thinkers
  • Smith, Joseph
  • Telegraph
  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • Turner, Frederick Jackson
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Utah Expedition (Utah War) (1857–1858)
  • Young, Brigham
  • Primary Documents
  • Louisiana Purchase Treaty (1803)
  • John L. O'Sullivan's Article on America's “Manifest Destiny” (1845)
  • President James K. Polk's Speech Reaffirming the Monroe Doctrine (1845)
  • Senator Thomas Hart Benton on “The Destiny of a Race” (1846)
  • Journalist Edward Gould Buffum Pans for Gold in California (1848)
  • “This Muddy Place”: Mary Ballou, a Boardinghouse Keeper in the California Gold Rush (1854)
  • Homestead Act (1862)
  • “We Are Not Entirely Out of Civilization”: A Homesteader Writes Home—Letter from Mattie V. Oblinger to George W. Thomas, Grizzie B. Thomas, and the Wheeler Thomas Family (June 16, 1873)
  • 3. Controlling the Indians, 1835–1903
  • Historical Overview
  • Allotment
  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
  • Big Foot
  • Black Hills
  • Bosque Redondo (1863–1868)
  • Buffalo Cultures
  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Carlisle Indian School
  • Cherokee Outlet and Cherokee Strip
  • Chief Joseph
  • Cochise
  • Crazy Horse
  • Crow Dog
  • Custer, George Armstrong
  • Dawes Severalty Act (1887)
  • De Smet, Pierre-Jean
  • Dodge, Henry
  • Dog Soldiers
  • Fletcher, Alice C.
  • Fort Laramie Treaties (1851, 1868)
  • Geronimo
  • Grattan, John L.
  • Great Peace of 1840
  • Great Sioux Uprising or Minnesota Uprising (1862)
  • Indians of the Eastern Plains
  • Indians of the Great Basin
  • Indian Territory
  • Jackson, Helen Hunt
  • Lakotas or Western Sioux
  • Little Bighorn, Battle of, or Greasy Grass Battle (1876)
  • Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock (1903)
  • Long Walk of the Navajos (1863–1864)
  • Manuelito
  • Medicine Lodge Creek Treaty (1867)
  • Métis
  • Nez Perce
  • One Hundred Slain, Battle of (1866)
  • Pawnee Scouts (1864–1876)
  • Peace Policy
  • Red Cloud
  • Red River War (1874)
  • Reservation System
  • Sand Creek Massacre (1864)
  • Schoolcraft, Henry
  • Sherman, William Tecumseh
  • Sitting Bull
  • Treaty System
  • Vanishing Indian
  • Virgin Soil Epidemics
  • Wounded Knee Massacre (1890)
  • Yakima War (1855)
  • Primary Documents
  • Chief Arapooish's Speech on Crow Country from Washington Irving's The Adventures of Captain Bonneville (1830s)
  • “A Sioux Story of the War”: Jerome Big Eagle Describes the Great Sioux Uprising (1862)
  • Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868)
  • Red Cloud's Speech at Cooper Union, New York (1870)
  • Excerpt from Helen Hunt Jackson's A Century of Dishonor (1881)
  • Dawes Act (1887)
  • Wounded Knee Massacre: Testimony of the Sioux (1890)
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • VOLUME 3: Spanish-American War to World War II
  • Chronology: 1868–1945
  • 1. Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars
  • Historical Overview
  • African American Military Units
  • Aguinaldo, Emilio
  • American Anti-Imperialist League
  • Beveridge, Albert J.
  • Bryan, William Jennings
  • Cuba, U.S. Economic Interests in
  • Cuban War of Independence and U.S. Intervention (1895–1902)
  • Great White Fleet
  • Guam
  • Hay, John
  • MacArthur, Arthur, Jr.
  • Manila Bay, Battle of (1898)
  • Martí, José
  • McKinley, William
  • Moro Rebellion (1899–1913)
  • Paris, Treaty of (1898)
  • Philippine Commissions, First (1899–1900) and Second (1900–1916)
  • Philippine Organic Act (Philippine Bill of 1902)
  • Philippine Revolution (1896–1898)
  • Platt Amendment (1901)
  • Propaganda, Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, and the Rough Riders
  • Social Darwinism
  • Teller Amendment (1898)
  • Twain, Mark
  • USS Maine
  • Weyler y Nicolau, Valeriano
  • Wood, Leonard
  • Yellow Journalism
  • Primary Documents
  • José Martí's “Our America” (1891)
  • President Grover Cleveland's Final Message to Congress: “American Interest in the Cuban Revolution” (1896)
  • General Calixto Garcia's Letter to General William R. Shafter (1898)
  • “The Big Type War of the Yellow Kids” (1898)
  • New York Journal and Advertiser Article Calls Sinking of the Maine the “Work of an Enemy” (1898)
  • Lyrics to “The Battle of Santiago” by Charles F. Alsop (1898)
  • Albert Beveridge's “March of the Flag” (1898)
  • President William McKinley's “The Benevolent Assimilation Proclamation” (1898)
  • “Ten Thousand Miles from Tip to Tip” (1898)
  • Andrew Carnegie's “Distant Possessions: The Parting of the Ways” (1898)
  • “Open Letter to President McKinley by Colored People of Massachusetts” (October 3, 1899)
  • Emilio Aguinaldo's Manifesto Protesting the U.S. Claim of Sovereignty over the Philippines (1899)
  • Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League (1899)
  • Platt Amendment (1901)
  • “Columbia's Easter Bonnet” (1901)
  • 2. American Expansion into Latin America and Asia, 1899–1945
  • Historical Overview
  • American Samoa
  • Boxer Rebellion (1899–1901)
  • Butler, Smedley Darlington
  • Chicago Columbian Exposition (1893)
  • Dollar Diplomacy
  • Dominican Republic (1893–1945)
  • Education
  • Good Neighbor Policy
  • Haiti (1893–1945)
  • Jones Act (Philippine Autonomy Law of 1916)
  • Lodge Corollary (1912)
  • Mahan, Alfred Thayer
  • McKinley Tariff Act (1890)
  • Mexico (1893–1945)
  • Nicaragua (1893–1945)
  • Open Door Policy
  • Panama/Panama Canal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Root, Elihu
  • Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905)
  • Somoza García, Anastasio
  • Standard Fruit Company
  • Taft, William Howard
  • Tracy, Benjamin Franklin
  • Tydings-McDuffie Act of 1934
  • United Fruit Company
  • Venezuela (1893–1945)
  • Washington Naval Conference (1922–1923)
  • World's Fairs
  • Primary Documents
  • Excerpt from Captain Alfred T. Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660–1783 (1890)
  • Chicago World's Fair (1893)
  • Secretary of State John Hay's Open Door Note (1899)
  • Map of “Greater America” (1899)
  • Roosevelt Corollary (1904)
  • Excerpt from the Taft-Katsura Agreement (1905)
  • President Theodore Roosevelt on International Relations in the Western Hemisphere, State of the Union Address (December 3, 1906)
  • Excerpt from “The Panama Canal a Sound Business Proposition,” a San Francisco Call Article Outlining the Expected Economic Benefits of the Panama Canal (1908)
  • President Woodrow Wilson's Address to a Joint Session of Congress on Mexican Affairs (August 27, 1913)
  • Protest by Women of Palacagüina, Nicaragua, Against Destruction of Their Church by U.S. Marines (1929)
  • General Smedley Butler's Memorial Day Speech, “War Is a Racket” (1933)
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Statement on the Good Neighbor Policy in Cuba (August 13, 1933)
  • Tydings-McDuffie Act (1934)
  • Standard Oil's Reply to Mexico: Standard Oil Puts Forth Its Position on Expropriation of Oil Leases by the Mexican Government (1940)
  • 3. World War I and the Interwar Era
  • Historical Overview
  • Addams, Jane
  • Africa, U.S. Interests in
  • American League to Limit Armaments
  • American Red Cross as Agent of U.S. Expansion
  • Baruch, Bernard
  • Committee on Public Information (CPI)
  • Debs, Eugene V.
  • Espionage Act (1917)
  • A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway) (1929)
  • Fourteen Points/Lodge Reservations (1918, 1919)
  • Hughes, Charles Evans
  • “I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier” (1914)
  • Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
  • Isolationism
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact (1928)
  • Lenin, Vladimir, Anti-Imperialist Critique of
  • Lodge, Henry Cabot
  • Peace Movement, World War I
  • Preparedness Movement
  • Road to War: America, 1914–1917 (Walter Millis) (1935)
  • Russian Civil War, U.S.-Allied Intervention in (1918–1920)
  • Schenck (Charles) v. United States (1919)
  • Sedition Act (1918)
  • Selective Service System
  • Tarzan
  • Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
  • Versailles, Treaty of (1919)
  • Virgin Islands
  • Wilson, Woodrow
  • Zimmermann Telegram (1917)
  • Primary Documents
  • Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan's Note to the German Government in Response to Unrestricted Submarine Warfare (May 13, 1915)
  • Lyrics to the Song “I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier” (1915)
  • Helen Keller's Speech “Strike Against War,” Delivered at Carnegie Hall, New York City (January 5, 1916)
  • Zimmermann Telegram (January 1917)
  • Speech of Former Secretary of War Elihu Root on the Need for U.S. Intervention (January 25, 1917)
  • American Declaration of War Against Germany (April 6, 1917)
  • Committee on Public Information Propaganda Posters (1917)
  • President Woodrow Wilson's Proclamation “Do Your Bit for America” (April 15, 1917)
  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin's Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism: A Popular Outline (1917)
  • Lyrics for the Song “Over There” (1917)
  • President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points (January 8, 1918)
  • Speech Delivered by Eugene Debs in Canton, Ohio, in Violation of the Espionage Act (June 16, 1918)
  • Randolph Bourne's The State (1918)
  • The Conviction of Mrs. Kate Richards O'Hare and North Dakota Politics (1918)
  • Speech of Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts Opposing U.S. Membership in the League of Nations (August 12, 1919)
  • George Creel's How We Advertised America (1920)
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact (1928)
  • 4. World War II: The American Century Dawns
  • Historical Overview
  • America First Committee
  • American Armies of Occupation (World War II)
  • American Century/American Exceptionalism
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Atlantic Charter (1941)
  • Atomic Bomb
  • Bretton Woods Conference/System
  • China (World War II)
  • Coca-Cola
  • Fascism, Support in the United States and Economic Ties to
  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
  • Hull, Cordell
  • Lend-Lease (1940–1941)
  • Micronesia
  • Middle East
  • Nazi Germany, U.S. Relationship to
  • Neutrality Acts (1930s)
  • Northwest Defense Projects
  • Nye Committee and Merchants of Death Thesis
  • Peace Movement (1930s)
  • Potsdam Conference (1945)
  • Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
  • Southeast Asia
  • Spanish Civil War (1936–1939)
  • Stimson, Henry L.
  • Tehran Conference (1943)
  • United Nations (UN)
  • Why We Fight (Frank Capra) (1942–1945)
  • Yalta Conference (1945)
  • Zionism
  • Primary Documents
  • The Nye Commission Report (1936)
  • Charles Lindbergh's Address to the America First Committee in New York City (April 23, 1941)
  • The Atlantic Charter (August 14, 1941)
  • Map of U.S. Defense Projects in Alaska (1941–1945)
  • “This Man Is Your Friend” Propaganda Poster Series
  • Two Letters Describing U.S. Interests in the Middle East (1944, 1948)
  • Excerpts from the Diary of President Harry S. Truman Regarding the Potsdam Conference (1945)
  • “Japan's Struggle to End the War” from the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey Report (June 30, 1946)
  • Senate Committee Report on the Support U.S. Corporations Provided for Fascism and Nazism Prior to World War II (1974)
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • VOLUME 4: The Cold War to the War on Terror
  • Chronology: 1945–2015
  • 1. The Early Cold War Era and Global U.S. Interests, 1946–1954
  • Historical Overview
  • Acheson, Dean
  • Atomic Bomb/Nuclear Weapons (1946–1954)
  • Berlin Blockade/Airlift (1948–1949)
  • Byrnes, James F.
  • Castle Bravo Nuclear Test (1954)
  • Central Intelligence Agency (1947–1954)
  • China, Early Cold War (1946–1954)
  • Cold War Cultural Imperialism
  • Dulles, Allen
  • Dulles, John Foster
  • Eisenhower Doctrine (1957)
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D., “New Look” Policy of
  • Figueres Ferrer, José
  • French War in Indochina (1946–1954)
  • Geneva Accords (1954)
  • Greek Civil War (1946–1949)
  • Green Revolution
  • Guatemala (1946–1954)
  • Iran, Coup d'etat (1953)
  • Israel (1946–1954)
  • Italy
  • Japan, Postwar Occupation of
  • Kennan, George
  • Korea (1945–1953)
  • MacArthur, Douglas
  • Marshall Plan (1948–1952)
  • McCarthyism
  • National Security Act (1947)
  • National Security Council Paper NSC-68
  • Nitze, Paul
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • Operation Splinter Factor (1948–1956)
  • Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Point IV Program (U.S. Home Economics Education in Iran)
  • Radio Free Europe (RFE)
  • South African Apartheid
  • Truman, Harry S., Doctrine of Containment
  • U.S. Military Bases
  • Primary Documents
  • President Harry S. Truman's Address Before a Joint Session of Congress Declaring the Truman Doctrine (March 12, 1947)
  • North Atlantic Treaty, Establishing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (April 4, 1949)
  • Excerpts from Dean Acheson's Speech on the Far East (January 12, 1950)
  • Excerpts from Senator Joseph McCarthy's “Enemies from Within” Speech, Delivered at Wheeling, West Virginia (February 9, 1950) and Senator McCarthy's Follow-up Letter to President Harry Truman (February 11, 1950)
  • NSC-68: United States Objectives and Programs for National Security (April 14, 1950)
  • President Harry S. Truman's Radio and Television Address to the American People on the Situation in Korea (July 19, 1950) (Including the Text of a Message from General Douglas MacArthur Describing the Situation in Korea)
  • United States Embassy, Iran Cable from C. Edward Wells, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Iran, to the Department of State Regarding the Pro-Soviet Film North Star (December 28, 1950)
  • Cable from U.S. Egyptian Embassy to State Department Regarding an Article in an Egyptian Newspaper on American Aid to Saudi Arabia (January 5, 1951)
  • Defense of Iceland: An Agreement between the United States and Iceland (May 5, 1951)
  • Security Treaty Between the United States and Japan (1951)
  • CIA Document on the Arbenz Government in Guatemala (1952)
  • CIA Propaganda Document Smearing Prime Minister Mosaddeq of Iran as a “Dictator” (Summer 1953) and CIA Summary Entitled “Campaign to Install a Pro-Western Government in Iran,” a Redacted Draft of the Internal History of the Coup That Overthrew Prime Minister Mosaddeq (1953)
  • Philip C. Roettinger Recalls the 1954 CIA Coup in Guatemala (1986)
  • 2. Vietnam and the Limits of American Power, 1955–1975
  • Historical Overview
  • Antiwar Movement
  • Antiwar Protest Songs
  • Apollo Space Program (1963–1972)
  • Argentina
  • Australian Coup d'Etat (1975)
  • The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo) (1966)
  • Bay of Pigs/Cuban Missile Crisis (1961, 1962)
  • Berlin Crisis (1961–1962)
  • Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
  • Brazil (1954–1975)
  • British Guiana
  • Cambodia
  • Castro Ruz, Fidel
  • Chile (1954–1975)
  • Congo Crisis (1960–1961)
  • Diem, Ngo Dinh
  • Dominican Republic (1954–1975)
  • Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick) (1964)
  • Ecuador (1954–1975)
  • G.I. Joe
  • Greece, Military Coup d'Etat and Junta (1967–1974)
  • The Green Berets (1968)
  • Guatemala (1954–1975)
  • Guevara de la Serna, Ernesto “Che”
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident/Resolution (1964)
  • Haiti (1954–1975)
  • Hanoi-Haiphong Bombing (1966–1972)
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Indonesia/East Timor
  • Jazz
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F., American University “Peace” Speech (1963)
  • King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr., “Beyond Vietnam” Speech (1967)
  • Kissinger, Henry, and Realpolitik
  • Kitchen Debate (1959)
  • Lebanon, U.S. Interventions in
  • LeMay, Curtis
  • Madman Theory
  • Mayaguez Incident (1975)
  • Military-Industrial Complex
  • My Lai Massacre (1968)
  • National Liberation Front (NLF)
  • Non-Aligned Movement
  • Operation Rolling Thunder (1965–1968)
  • Paris Peace Accords (1973)
  • Peace Corps
  • Pentagon Papers and Daniel Ellsberg
  • Phoenix Program (1968–1972)
  • Red Power Movement
  • Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City (1975)
  • Six-Day (Arab-Israeli) War (1967)
  • Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) (1954–1976)
  • Sputnik (1957)
  • Taiwan Strait Crisis, Second (1958)
  • Tet Offensive (1968)
  • Tijerina, Reies Lopez (1926–2015)
  • The Ugly American (Eugene Burdick and William Lederer) (1958)
  • Uruguay
  • U-2 Spy Plane Incident (1960)
  • Vietnam War (1955–1975)
  • War Powers Act (1973)
  • Westerns
  • Yom Kippur War (1973)
  • Primary Documents
  • Ho Chi Minh's Appeal on the Occasion of the Founding of the Indochinese Communist Party, Delivered at Hong Kong (February 18, 1930)
  • Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (September 2, 1945)
  • Telegram from Secretary of State Dean Acheson to the U.S. Consulate in Hanoi (May 20, 1949)
  • Excerpts from President Dwight Eisenhower's News Conference, Remarks on Future of Indochina (April 7, 1954)
  • U.S. Mission to the United Nations Dispatch 790, (UN-UND) Petition from the Marshallese People Concerning the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (May 5, 1954)
  • Secretary of State John Foster Dulles's Statement on Indochina (May 7, 1954) and Communiqué to State Department Diplomats at Geneva Regarding Indochina (May 7, 1954)
  • Senator John F. Kennedy's Speech in the United States Senate: “Imperialism—The Enemy of Freedom” (July 2, 1957)
  • CIA Director Allen Dulles's Cable on Possible CIA Involvement in Plots against Patrice Lumumba during the Congo Crisis (August 26, 1960)
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address in Which He Warns of the Military-Industrial Complex (January 17, 1961)
  • Cuban Revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara's Speech to the Santa Clara, Cuba, Sugar Workers (March 28, 1961)
  • Fidel Castro's Second Declaration of Havana (1962)
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson's Message to Congress on the Gulf of Tonkin Incident (August 5, 1964) and the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (August 7, 1964)
  • “Memorandum for the Record” on the Orchestration of Chilean Coup (September 17, 1970)
  • Teleconference between President Richard M. Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on the Overthrow of President Allende in Chile (September 16, 1973)
  • 3. Confronting the Vietnam Syndrome, 1976–1989
  • Historical Overview
  • Afghanistan (1976–1989)
  • Angola
  • Antiapartheid Movement
  • Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola) (1979)
  • Born on the 4th of July (Oliver Stone) (1989)
  • Camp David Accords (1978)
  • Carter Doctrine (1980)
  • Children's Toys
  • Church Committee Hearings/Reports (1975–1976)
  • Country Western Music (1970s–2014)
  • Dellums, Ronald V.
  • El Salvador (1976–1989)
  • Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick) (1987)
  • Grenada (1976–1989)
  • Honduras (1976–1989)
  • Hussein, Saddam
  • Invasion USA (Joseph Zito) (1985)
  • Iran-Contra Scandal (1985–1987)
  • Iran Hostage Crisis (1979–1981)
  • Israel (1976–1989)
  • Lebanon (1976–1989)
  • Libya (1976–1989)
  • Marcos, Ferdinand (1917–1989), and the Philippines
  • Missing (Konstantine Costa Gavras) (1982)
  • Nicaragua, Contra War (1981–1990)
  • Nuclear Freeze Movement
  • Oil Industry in the Middle East
  • Panama Canal (Torrijos-Carter) Treaties (1977)
  • Panama Invasion (1989)
  • Permanent Court of International Justice
  • “Rambo” Films (1982, 1985, 1988, 2008)
  • Red Dawn (John Milius) (1984)
  • Rhodesia/Zimbabwe
  • School of the Americas
  • Top Gun (Tony Scott) (1986)
  • United States Central America Peace Movement
  • Vietnam Syndrome
  • Young, Andrew
  • Primary Documents
  • President Jimmy Carter's Address to the Nation on the Panama Canal Treaties (February 1, 1978)
  • Testimony of Ismael Guadalupe Ortiz on Vieques, Puerto Rico (October 2, 1979)
  • President Jimmy Carter's State of the Union Address Declaring the Carter Doctrine (January 23, 1980)
  • Tom Carhart's Statement to the U.S. Fine Arts Commission Opposing the “Black Gash of Shame,” the Design Selected for the Vietnam Wall Memorial (October 13, 1981)
  • President Ronald Reagan's Address on a Plan for Middle East Peace (September 1, 1982)
  • President Ronald Reagan's Address on Central America (April 27, 1983)
  • Excerpts from a Cable Sent from the U.S. Embassy in the United Kingdom by Charles H. Price II to the Department of State on Donald Rumsfeld's Meeting with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (December 21, 1983)
  • Excerpts from In Search of Hidden Truths, the Second Interim Report of the National Commissioner for Human Rights in Honduras (1998)
  • Excerpts from a Report to Congress on Congressional Concerns Regarding the School of the Americas (April 16, 2001)
  • Profile of Antiapartheid Activist Jennifer Davis (2007)
  • 4. The Lone Superpower, 1990–2014
  • Historical Overview
  • Abu Ghraib
  • Afghanistan (1990–2014)
  • Al Qaeda
  • Balkans, U.S. Interests and Intervention in
  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • Bolton, John
  • Bush Doctrine
  • Cable News
  • Central Asia
  • Cheney, Richard B. “Dick”
  • Climate Change
  • Colombia
  • Drone Attacks
  • Egypt (1990–2013)
  • Georgia, Republic of
  • Guantánamo Bay
  • Haiti (1990–2014)
  • Homeland Security/Intelligence Establishment
  • Honduras (1990–2014)
  • Iran (1990–2014)
  • Iraq, Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Shield/Storm) (1990–1991)
  • Iraq, Gulf War II (2003–2011)
  • Israel (1990–2014)
  • Mexican-U.S. Border Relations
  • Militarization of American Culture
  • National Missile Defense
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Post–Cold War Expansion of
  • Pakistan (1990–2014)
  • Powell Doctrine
  • Private Military Contractors
  • Rumsfeld, Donald
  • Saudi Arabia
  • September 11, 2001 (9/11)
  • Soft Power
  • Somalia
  • Sustainable Development
  • True Lies (James Cameron) (1994)
  • Venezuela
  • Wolfowitz, Paul
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Primary Documents
  • “Defense Planning Guidance,” a Policy Statement on America's Mission in the Post–Cold War World (1992)
  • “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm,” a Report by the Study Group on a New Israeli Strategy Toward 2000 of the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies (1996)
  • Project for the New American Century, Letter to President Bill Clinton Regarding Iraq (January 26, 1998)
  • United States Information Service, “State Department Fact Sheet on the Enlargement of NATO” (February 11, 1998)
  • An Interview with Colombian Guerrilla Movement ELN (National Liberation Army) Commander Antonio García (October 2000)
  • Memories of the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks: Narrative of Henrietta McKee Carter (September 11, 2001)
  • President George W. Bush's State of the Union Address (January 29, 2002)
  • George W. Bush Administration, National Security Strategy of the United States of America (September 2002)
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 705, “Resolution Against the War” (October 18, 2002)
  • Remarks by President Barack Obama in an Address to the United Nations General Assembly (September 24, 2013)
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin Addresses the Russian Annexation of Crimea (March 18, 2014)
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Editors and Contributors