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Cuban Missile Crisis Oxford University Press
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In The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Concise History, Second Edition, Don Munton and David A. Welch distill the best current scholarship on the Cuban missile crisis into a brief and accessible narrative history. The authors draw on newly available documents to provide a comprehensive treatment of its causes, events, consequences, and significance. Stressing the importance of context in relation to the genesis, conduct, and resolution of the crisis, Munton and Welch examine events from the U.S., Soviet, and Cuban angles, revealing the vital role that differences in national perspectives played at every stage. While the book provides a concise, up-to-date look at this pivotal event, it also notes gaps and mysteries in the historical record and highlights important persistent interpretive disputes. The authors provide a detailed guide to relevant literature and film for those who wish to explore further. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the crisis, this revised and updated edition of The Cuban Missile Crisis is ideal for undergraduate courses on the 1960s, U.S. foreign policy, the Cold War, twentieth-century world history, and comparative foreign policy. New to this Edition * Thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest scholarship * Expanded coverage of the Cuban dimension of the crisis * New Conclusion offers perspective on the significance of the crisis on its 50th anniversary
Storm of Witchcraft Oxford University Press Inc
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Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers-mainly young women-suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. The resulting Salem Witch Trials, culminating in the execution of 19 villagers, persists as one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in American history. Historians have speculated on a web of possible causes for the witchcraft that stated in Salem and spread across the region-religious crisis, ergot poisoning, an encephalitis outbreak, frontier war hysteria-but most agree that there was no single factor. Rather, as Emerson Baker illustrates in this seminal new work, Salem was "a perfect storm": a unique convergence of conditions and events that produced something extraordinary throughout New England in 1692 and the following years, and which has haunted us ever since. Baker shows how a range of factors in the Bay colony in the 1690s, including a new charter and government, a lethal frontier war, and religious and political conflicts, set the stage for the dramatic events in Salem. Engaging a range of perspectives, he looks at the key players in the outbreak-the accused witches and the people they allegedly bewitched, as well as the judges and government officials who prosecuted them-and wrestles with questions about why the Salem tragedy unfolded as it did, and why it has become an enduring legacy. Salem in 1692 was a critical moment for the fading Puritan government of Massachusetts Bay, whose attempts to suppress the story of the trials and erase them from memory only fueled the popular imagination. Baker argues that the trials marked a turning point in colonial history from Puritan communalism to Yankee independence, from faith in collective conscience to skepticism toward moral governance. A brilliantly told tale, A Storm of Witchcraft also puts Salem's storm into its broader context as a part of the ongoing narrative of American history and the history of the Atlantic World.
Contemporary U.S. Foreign Policy Greenwood Press
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This is a collection of documents--including speeches and official statements--relating to selected issues of US foreign policy with a brief narrative introduction to each section. The documents date from the end of WWII to the late 1980s and focus primarily on events since 1960...The topics chosen address most of the significant aspects of foreign policy, including how it is made, how it is managed, a catalog of general doctrines and functional policies, significant crises, continuing issues broken down along geographical lines, and the US role in international organizations. Thus the book becomes a handy reference that provides accurate statements about how and why US foreign policy was articulated at various times. Choice Since its inception, the United States government has pursued a liberal access and publication policy for its foreign relations documentation. Currently, diplomatic papers, the texts of all treaties, and most important executive agreements are systematically published, resulting in the public availability of massive quantities of official documents. In this work, Elmer Plischke has produced a collection of carefully chosen documents and commentary that constitute a comprehensive anthology of U.S. foreign policy resources for the post-World War II era. Plischke has combined critical and illustrative segments pertaining to a wide range of topics that altogether provide broad-scale coverage of America's contemporary foreign relations. The method employed for choosing documents involved three approaches: securing key documents, surveying basic documentary collections to locate representative records, and preparing a chronology of important events. The contents of the volume are arranged topically, with major segments devoted to foreign policymaking, the conduct of foreign affairs, general foreign policy principles and presidential doctrines, crisis diplomacy, basic and specialized functional foreign policies, and regional issues. Each chapter is divided into subsections, with documents arranged either topically or chronologically. Types of documents excerpted include policy pronouncements of government leaders, legislative enactments, international compacts, diplomatic exchanges, presidential doctrines, and international declarations and resolutions. Internal cross-referencing links related subjects and documents, and citations provide sources and guidance to additional materials. Students of U.S. history, foreign relations, political science, and international affairs will value this work as a useful reference tool, and academic and public libraries will find it an important addition to their collections.
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