The American Experience in World War II: American diplomacy in the Second World War

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Taylor & Francis, 2003 - History - 352 pages
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This collection of facsimile reprints brings together the most significant scholarship focusing on the origins, evolution, outcome, legacies and representations of the most significant conflict in the 20th century, and one that transformed US history. The collection contextualizes the transformative force of international events and American decisions in the years leading to conflict that ultimately brought the United States into the war in Europe and in the Pacific. These decisions catapulted the United States out of economic depression, political isolation, social conservativism and into a role as global actor that left the US in a position of unprecedented global power and international influence. Articles examine the character of the American war effort and its diplomatic and military decision-making. Finally, the collection documents the changing of US society, from the lives of workers and minorities to industrial and political elites and how these years still hold strong influence on the nation's memory, its self-understanding and its depiction in popular culture and other forms of representation.
 

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Contents

The Imperialism of Decolonization
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Contents
78
The AngloAmerican Debate over
80
The AngloAmerican Alliance 194145
105
Maksim M Litvinov in the United States
121
Joseph E Davies and SovietAmerican Relations 19411943
137
Spheres of Influence in Soviet Wartime Diplomacy
159
The Katyn Forest Massacre
183
The SinoAmerican Alliance during World War II and
201
The AngloAmerican Committee
225
The Crises
245
Indochina and AngloAmerican Relations 19421945
265
U S Army Officers and Americas
289
The U S Army Unconditional Surrender
314
Acknowledgments
341
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