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History 325: United States Diplomatic History

History 325, Georgetown College, Fall Semester, 1999

Schedule: The following tentative schedule should be used as a guide for the completion of assignments and readings. The page numbers of required readings are listed by the last names of the authors. Note that readings from Jones, Quest for Security, are listed by both volume and page number. Assigned readings should be completed by the class date listed in the left column.


INTRODUCTION

Sep. 1
Introduction to the Course


THE RISE TO REGIONAL POWER
1763-1898

Sep. 3
The Diplomacy of an Emerging Nation, 1763-1793

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 1:1-30

Sep. 6
The U.S. and the Struggle of the Great Powers, 1793-1815

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 1:30-87

Sep. 8
The Diplomacy of Postwar Nationalism, 1815-25

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 1:88-111

Sep. 10
Anglo-American Relations, 1825-42

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 1:112-134

Sep. 13
Texas Annexation, the Mexican War, and Manifest Destiny, 1842-61

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 1:134-185
  • Quiz on Jones, Quest for Security, 1:1-87, will be given Sep. 13.

Sep. 15
Texas Annexation, the Mexican War, and Manifest Destiny, 1842-61

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 1:134-185

Sep. 17
Civil War Diplomacy, 1860s-70s: Mexico under Maximilian; the Confederacy's Quest for European Recognition

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 1:186-214

Sep. 20
Civil War Diplomacy, 1860s-70s: Anglo-American Relations, Neutral Rights and International Law

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 1:215-221

Sep. 22
American Expansionism and the New Manifest Destiny, 1870s-90s

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 1:221-239


THE UNITED STATES AS A GREAT POWER
1898-1941

Sep. 24
Cuba, the Spanish-American War, and the Philippine-American War, 1898-1902

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 1:239-261

Sep. 27
Big-Stick Diplomacy: The Foreign Policy of Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-09

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 1:262-287

Sep. 29
Exam 1 will be given on Sep. 29.

Oct. 1
Term Paper Preparation-The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962: Overview and Historiography
  • Kennedy, Thirteen Days, all pages

Oct. 4
The United States and World War I, 1914-18

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:288-320

Oct. 6
World War I and the Making of Peace, 1918-21

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:320-347

Oct. 8
Term Paper Preparation-The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962: Origins of the Crisis

Oct. 11
Neo-Isolationism and Interventionism in the 1920s-1930s

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:348-369

Oct. 13
Term Paper Preparation-The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962: October 16-17, 1962
  • Chang and Kornbluh, eds., Cuban Missile Crisis, 87-95, 124-130, 370-373
  • May and Zelikow, eds., The Kennedy Tapes, 1-117
  • Internet Documents, 4, 8, 11-17, 20, 22-24, 26-29

Oct. 15
No Class-Fall Break

Oct. 18
The Growth of American Involvement in World War II, 1939-41

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:370-425

Oct. 20
The Growth of American Involvement in World War II, 1939-41

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:370-425

Oct. 22
Term Paper Preparation-The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962: October 18-22, 1962
  • Chang and Kornbluh, eds., Cuban Missile Crisis, 131-164, 373-379
  • May and Zelikow, eds., The Kennedy Tapes, 118-287
  • Internet Documents, 32-35, 37-42


THE FOREIGN RELATIONS OF A SUPERPOWER
1941-77

Oct. 25
Alliance Diplomacy and World War II, 1941-45

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:426-460

Oct. 27
Alliance Diplomacy and World War II, 1941-45

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:426-460

Oct. 29
Term Paper Preparation-The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962: October 23-25, 1962
  • Chang and Kornbluh, eds., Cuban Missile Crisis, 165-186, 379-385
  • May and Zelikow, eds., The Kennedy Tapes, 288-438
  • Internet Documents, 43, 45-46, 49, 51-60, 62-77

Nov. 1
The Origins of the Cold War, 1945-47

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:461-471

Nov. 3
Truman, Containment, and the Cold War, 1947-50

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:471-494

Nov. 5
Term Paper Preparation-The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962: October 26-28, 1962

Nov. 8
The Korean War, 1950-53

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:495-518

Nov. 10
Exam 2 will be given on Nov. 10.

Nov. 12
Term Paper Preparation-The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962: October 29, 1962
  • Chang and Kornbluh, eds., Cuban Missile Crisis, 393-394
  • May and Zelikow, eds., The Kennedy Tapes, 630-701
  • Internet Documents, 108-120

Nov. 15
Eisenhower: Korea, Indochina, Hungary and Brinkmanship, 1953-57

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:519-537

Nov. 17
Eisenhower: Sputnik, Cuba, and the U-2 Incident, 1957-61

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:537-555

Nov. 19
Term Paper Preparation-The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962: Aftermath of the Crisis
  • Chang and Kornbluh, eds., Cuban Missile Crisis, 243-358, 394-411

Nov. 22
The Foreign Policy of John F. Kennedy, 1961-63

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:556-585

Nov. 24
Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam, 1963-68

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:586-613

Nov. 26
No Class-Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 29

Richard Nixon and Vietnam, 1969-73

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:614-634

Dec. 1
The Diplomacy of Détente: Nixon, Ford, and Kissinger, 1969-77

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:614-647

Dec. 3
The U.S. and the Middle East, 1960s-70s

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:537-544, 601-603, 634-638
  • Term papers due, Dec. 3


U.S. DIPLOMACY IN THE AGE OF LIMITS
1977-91

Dec. 6
American Foreign Policy in the Age of Limits: The Diplomacy of Jimmy Carter, 1977-81

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:648-675

Dec. 8
Ronald Reagan and the "Evil Empire," 1981-89

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:676-713

Dec. 10
The End of the Cold War, 1989-91

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:714-724, 731-741

Dec. 13
George Bush and the Gulf War, 1990-91

  • Jones, Quest for Security, 2:725-731


FINAL EXAM

Dec. 17
Exam 3 will be given on Friday, December 17, at 12:00-2:00

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