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The Resource Wars and Peace : The Future Americans Envisioned 1861–1991, by David Mayers, (electronic resource)

Wars and Peace : The Future Americans Envisioned 1861–1991, by David Mayers, (electronic resource)

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Wars and Peace : The Future Americans Envisioned 1861–1991
Title
Wars and Peace
Title remainder
The Future Americans Envisioned 1861–1991
Statement of responsibility
by David Mayers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Wars and Peace is a history of the way that a range of Americans have tried to conceptualize peace during five national security crises: The Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Cold War. Award-winning author David Mayers examines the intellectual foundations of U.S. foreign policy since 1861 and analyzes the way that Americans, across the political spectrum, have in times of conflict conceptualized the era that would follow hostilities. Mayers looks at this history in terms of a current problem: How should the United States fashion its policy in the post-Cold War world? What is striking about previous attempts to create postwar orders, Mayers reveals, is that they failed in the test to fulfill the hopes of their authors. Yet the cumulative impact of these ideas has been to shape collective imagination in America. Mayers argues that earnest attempts at innovation notwithstanding, U.S. purpose remains unchanged and like that of every nation: to survive, to prosper if possible. As applicable to this day and to this study as to his own, W.E.B. Du Bois published these lines in 1935: 'Nations reel and stagger on their way; they make hideous mistakes; they commit frightful wrongs; they do great and beautiful things.' In this volume Mayers gives voice to a range of people who have acted on the political scene - the powerful but also the marginalized, the vanquished, the dissenting - to show how Americans of all persuasions have flavoured the national discourse.--
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Mayers, David
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Springer
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  • Europe-History
  • History, Modern
  • America-History
  • International relations
  • World history
  • United States-History
Label
Wars and Peace : The Future Americans Envisioned 1861–1991, by David Mayers, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1057/9780312299545
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-0-312-29954-5
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780312299545
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1086521579
Label
Wars and Peace : The Future Americans Envisioned 1861–1991, by David Mayers, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1057/9780312299545
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-0-312-29954-5
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780312299545
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1086521579

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