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The Resource Promise and peril : America at the dawn of a global age, Christopher McKnight Nichols

Promise and peril : America at the dawn of a global age, Christopher McKnight Nichols

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Promise and peril : America at the dawn of a global age
Title
Promise and peril
Title remainder
America at the dawn of a global age
Statement of responsibility
Christopher McKnight Nichols
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Spreading democracy abroad or taking care of business at home is a tension as current as the war in Afghanistan and as old as America itself. Tracing the history of isolationist and internationalist ideas from the 1890s through the 1930s, Nichols reveals unexpected connections among individuals and groups from across the political spectrum who developed new visions for America's place in the world. From Henry Cabot Lodge and William James to W.E.B. Du Bois and Jane Addams to Randolph Bourne, William Borah, and Emily Balch, Nichols shows how reformers, thinkers, and politicians confronted the challenges of modern society--and then grappled with urgent pressures to balance domestic priorities and foreign commitments. Each articulated a distinct strain of thought, and each was part of a sprawling national debate over America's global role. Through these individuals, Nichols conducts us into the larger community as it strove to reconcile America's founding ideals and ideas about isolation with the realities of the nation's burgeoning affluence, rising global commerce, and new opportunities for worldwide cultural exchange. The resulting interrelated set of isolationist and internationalist principles provided the basis not just for many foreign policy arguments of the era but also for the vibrant as well as negative connotations that isolationism still possesses. Nichols offers a bold way of understanding the isolationist and internationalist impulses that shaped the heated debates of the early twentieth century and that continue to influence thinking about America in the world today
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E744
LC item number
.N497 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Promise and peril : America at the dawn of a global age, Christopher McKnight Nichols
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the ostrich and the eagle -- New world power -- A better nation morally -- Toward a transnational America -- The powerful mediating neutral -- Voices of the people -- The irreconcilables -- New internationalism -- Conclusion: the intricate balance
Control code
ocn676725368
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
445 p., [10] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674049840
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010045000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)676725368
Label
Promise and peril : America at the dawn of a global age, Christopher McKnight Nichols
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the ostrich and the eagle -- New world power -- A better nation morally -- Toward a transnational America -- The powerful mediating neutral -- Voices of the people -- The irreconcilables -- New internationalism -- Conclusion: the intricate balance
Control code
ocn676725368
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
445 p., [10] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674049840
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010045000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)676725368

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