Primarily aimed at undergraduates, America In The World will answer the needs of students while satisfying the general reader's increasing curiosity about America's role on the world scene; the impact of U.S. policies not only nationally, on the domestic agenda, but globally; and the reactions of the world's nations to America's rise, 1776 to the present. The set includes key figures from John Adams and the Marquis de Lafayette to Bob Dylan and Barack Obama, and also covers organizations like IBM and the RAND Corporation, the American Colonization Society and the Red Cross, along with topics exploring social and cultural themes, such as Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West, Captain America, Americanization, Exceptionalism, and the Lost Generation. The emphasis on global perspectives brings fresh insights to such domestic topics as the Texas Republic, Wounded Knee, the Department of Homeland Security, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The entry on King, for example, answers the following questions: how did he develop and articulate a global vision of the struggle against colonialism and imperialism during his years of fight against segregation in America? What role did he play in the fight against Apartheid in South Africa? How was King influenced by the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi? Referred to in the academic world as "transnational history," the content in our volumes introduces an increasingly popular approach to teaching US history in the context of the world at large.
Features & Benefits
- Provides a transnational view of US history, one of the very first reference works to take this perspective, by focusing on the role of Americans and the US in the world, while also analyzing how the world has influenced the US and Americans.
- BENEFIT: Transnational history is growing in importance, matching new requirements in the study of world history, where students are expected to comprehend the ever more important place and role of the US on the world scene, and to better understand global reactions to US policies and influence.
- This set will support the work of undergraduates in the university as well as in community college environments.
- Examines the impact of US policies on the world, as well as on the domestic agenda.
- BENEFIT: supports course work in law, politics, and international relations.
- Discusses the increasingly important role of the US in the world, from the early days of the republic to the present.
- BENEFIT: supports studies in US history and world history, as well as global studies programs.