Valone has selected 71 documents that have either defined America's place in the world or reflected a significant episode in the history of U.S. foreign affairs. Each selection is prefaced by brief introductory remarks, that place the document in context, and is followed by a short list of suggested readings for those interested in pursuing the topic further. Designed primarily to supplement a one-semester introductory level course covering U.S. diplomatic history from its origins to the present, this collection can, because of the large number of 20th century documents, also be used in a variety of upper-level undergraduate courses in U.S. history.
About the Author:
STEPHEN J. VALONE is Associate Professor of History at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. He is the author of A Policy Calculated to Benefit China: The United States and the China Arms Embargo, 1919-1929 (Greenwood, 1991).