U.S. Department of State: A Reference History (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1999 - History - 763 pages
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This reference history describes and analyzes the State Department and Foreign Service of the United States. It also outlines the history of three major State Department functions, namely, the treatymaking process and record, representation in international conferences, and participation in international organizations and other agencies. The volume covers more than two centuries--from the genesis of American diplomacy to the 1990s. Unlike other works, this volume deals with such matters as departmental organization and management; personnel and staffing; administrative practices, reform, and reorganization; and the Department's operations, functions, principal and other officers, and problems.

The volume consists of eight chapters, extensively footnoted, each of which focuses on successive periods grouped in four major historical eras. Tables are designed to serve as further reference for long-range historical analysis and exploration. The book is supplemented with three appendixes and a comprehensive bibliography. A complete and up-to-date major reference, this will be an asset to the reference collections of both academic and public libraries.

  

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Contents

Origins of American Diplomacy Prelude
3
Union and Independence
7
Foreign Relations of the American Confederation 17741789
9
Conclusion
27
Federalist Period Creating the Department of State and Diplomatic Corps 178918O1
35
Establishment of the Department of State
37
Organization and Management
41
Diplomatic and Consular Representation
46
Management Reorganization and Modernization
286
Diplomatic and Consular Representation
311
Treaty an Agreement Making
342
International Conferences and Meetings
360
International Organizations and Other Agencies
368
Publications of the Department of State
370
United States as a Superpower The Contemporary Era Since 1945
393
The New Diplomacy
396

Treaty Making
51
ConclusionStatus at end of Federalist Period
54
PostFederalist Period Germination and Crystallization 18011829
69
Organization and Management
70
Diplomatic and Consular Representation
80
Treaty Making
90
Conclusion
100
Transition PeriodExtension and Stabilization 18291861
111
Staffing and Reorganizing the Department
119
Home of the Department
130
Diplomatic and Consular Representation
140
Treaty Making
155
Conclusion
163
The Road to Becoming a Great World PowerAmplification Innovation and Renovation 18611913
187
Presidents and their Secretaries and Senior Departmental Staff
189
Composition Reorganization and Management
199
Diplomatic and Consular Representation
210
Treaty Making
234
International Conferences and Organizations
250
Conclusion
253
United States Becomes a SuperpowerExpansion Reorganization and Career Consolidation 19141945
271
Presidents and their Secretaries of State
273
Summit and Ministerial Diplomacy
402
Presidents and Their Secretaries of State
419
Department of State Management
436
Diplomatic and Consular Representation
479
Treaty Making
527
International Conferences and Meetings
566
Public International Organizations and Other Agencies
592
Documents and Publications of the Department of State
609
The Future
655
Domestic and International Environments
657
The Department of State
658
The Foreign Service
663
Contemporary and Future Diplomacy
668
Recognition and Awards
669
Future Development and Problems
670
What is Past is PrologueAssessments
671
Principal Statutes and Executive Orders concerning the Department of State and the Foreign Service
685
US Law on the Conduct of American Foreign Relations
693
US Territorial Expansion
699
Bibliography
701
Index
735
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ELMER PLISCHKE is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a recognized authority on U.S. foreign relations and State Department matters.

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