Arms at rest : Peacemaking and peacekeeping in American history /
edited by Joan R. Challinor and Robert L. Beisner.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1987.
xiv, 224 p. --
0313246424 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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New York : Greenwood Press, 1987.
0313246424 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. [203]-212.
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Appeared in Choice on 1987-07:
This disparate collection of essays has the vague connecting theme of America's rise to maturity in the context of international relations. Linda K. Kerber reiterates women's gains during and after the Revolution; David F. Muston discusses the challenges faced in moving away from cultural dependence on Europe. Other selections include those of Harold D. Langley on the opening of American trade with the Far East; James A. Field Jr. on the expanionist diplomacy of the 19th century; Reginald C. Stuart and Russell F. Weigley on factors mitigating hostility between the US and Canada; Michael A. Lutzker, on the middle course taken by the US during the Quemoy-Matsu crises of the 1950s; and John Keegan's rather provocative essay on the growing obsolescence of war-the disintegration of its emotional appeal in modern times. Most of the essays are readable, and all offer some perspectives in interpretive evaluation. Extensive annotation and a bibliographical essay survey related literature. For large college libraries.-H. M. Ward, University of Richmond
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This outstanding collection of essays is the product of a symposium on peacemaking and peacekeeping, sponsored by the National Committee for the Bicentennial of the Treaty of Paris. The original papers included in this volume were written by leading scholars from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada to assess themes related to the prerequisites and consequences of peace. The emphasis is on peaceful outcomes and the preservation of peace, rather than the causes of war, and the writings reflect a penetrating awareness of the many facets of peacemaking and peacekeeping. Included are thought-provoking discussions on the impact of war and promise of peace on women, the American perception of peace as an opportunity for profit and as a private political issue, the avoidance of war, and the possible obsolescence of war in our own era.
Table of Contents
War, Peace, and American Culture and Society in the Revolutionary Era ""May all our Citizens be Soldiers, and all our Soldiers Citizens""
The Ambiguities of Female Citizenship in the New Nation
The Problem of Dependency After America Became Independent
Peace and Expansion Through Commerce, Cooperation, and Singular Initiative Trade as a Precursor of Diplomacy: The Beginnings of American Commercial Relations with the Pacific and Indian Ocean A
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