From Isolation to War1931-1941
The American History Series 4. Aufl.
The new edition of this popular and widely-used American history textbook has been thoroughly updated to include a wealth of new scholarship on American diplomacy in the decade leading up to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Features new material on the Washington Conference of 1921-22, early American diplomacy in the Manchurian crisis, the Panay incident, Russia’s invasion of Finland, the destroyer-bases deal, and much more Pays particular attention to Roosevelt’s policies towards Jewish refugees, the battle between domestic groups like the America First Committee and Fight for Freedom, and the Welles mission of 1940 Includes concise biographical sketches of major world leaders, including Hoover, FDR, Churchill, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, and Tojo Outlines and examines the debates of historians over the wisdom of U.S. policies
Preface ix 1 In Search of Peace 1 The Roots of Anti?]Interventionism 4 The Disillusionment of the 1920s 7 A Rising Peace Sentiment 13 2 Manchuria 19 The Rise of Imperial Japan 21 Japan Attacks Manchuria 34 The Failure of American Protest 48 3 The Dilemmas of Neutrality 58 Early New Deal Diplomacy 60 The Nye Committee 73 The Spanish Civil War 82 Japan’s “China Incident” 90 The Panay Sinking 97 4 Toward War in Europe 105 Prelude to the European War 106 Germany Conquers Western Europe 118 The Destroyer?]Bases Deal 128 The Nature of the Axis Threat 137 From H.R. 1776 to the Newfoundland Conference 140 The Undeclared Naval War 154 5 Toward War in the Pacific 163 America Debates Japan’s Advances 164 FDR’s Freezing Orders 178 Faltering Diplomacy 187 Pacific Diplomacy Evaluated 203 6 Day of Infamy 209 Pearl Harbor Attacked 211 The Revisionist Case Evaluated 220 Germany Declares War on the United States 231 Bibliographical Essay 234 Author Index 261 Subject Index 267 Maps: Manchuria, 1932 20 Europe, 1939 110–111 Western Pacific, 1941 168–169
"An excellent book has just got better. The text has been refreshed with insights drawn from the most recent scholarship, and biographical sketches of nine wartime leaders lend color and clarity to the account. This is an ideal book for undergraduate courses on U.S. foreign relations or 20th century U.S. history." — Andrew J. Rotter Charles A. Dana Professor, Director, Peace and Conflict Studies, Colgate University "Justus Doenecke's new edition of the interwar era emulates the era's great American sport by touching all four bases: the newest scholarship, superb writing, compelling argument, and in 1941 an appropriate climax. A home run." — Walter LaFeber Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Distinguished University History Professor Emeritus, Cornell University