Schedule of Presentations

Schedule for History 8209

Schedule of Sessions

August 30

Introduction

September 6

Class Reading: Costigliola/Hogan, Explaining the History of U.S. Foreign Relations

Commentaries: Everyone

Jervis, Theories of International Relations:            Mathias
Leffler, National Security:                                           Alex
Simpson, Explaining Political Economy:                 Mike E.
Cullather, Development and Technopolitics:          Jay
Keys, Nonstate Actors:                                                 Paul
Logevall, Domestic Politics:                                        Ariel
Rosenberg: Considering Borders:                              Brian
Hunt, Nationalism as Umbrella Ideology:               Eric
Kramer, Shades of Sovereignty:                                 Andrea
Wu, Gendering American Foreign Relations:         Alexandre
Preston, The Religious Turn                                     Steven

September 13

Class Reading: Westad, Global Cold War

Reviews:
Craig and Logevall, America’s Cold War        Alex
Engerman,, Know Your Enemy                        Mathias
LaFeber, America, Russia, & the Cold War   Andrea
Miscamble, From Roosevelt to Truman 

Commentaries:
Craig and Logevall, America’s Cold War        Jay
Engerman,, Know Your Enemy                        Alex
LaFeber, America, Russia, & the Cold War   Eric
Miscamble, From Roosevelt to Truman 

September 20

Class Reading: Gaddis, Strategies of Containment

Reviews:
Bowie and Immerman, Waging Peace
Freedman,  Kennedy’s Wars                                 Paul
Leffler, Preponderance of Power                         Jay
Trachtenberg, A Constructed Peace                    Eric

Commentaries:
Bowie and Immerman, Waging Peace
Freedman,  Kennedy’s Wars                                   Ariel
Leffler, Preponderance of Power                           Andrea
Trachtenberg, A Constructed Peace                       Mike E.

September 27

Class Reading: Hixson, Parting the Curtain

Reviews:
Gienow-Hecht, Transmission Impossible               Brian
Shibusawa, America’s Geisha Ally                            Ariel
Von Eschen, Satchmo Blows Up the World            Mathias
Wagnleitner,  Coca-Colonization & the Cold War Mike E.

Commentaries:
Gienow-Hecht, Transmission Impossible               Ariel
Shibusawa, America’s Geisha Ally                             Paul
Von Eschen, Satchmo Blows Up the World             Andrea
Wagnleitner,  Coca-Colonization & the Cold War  Steven

October 4

Class Reading: Chen Jian, Mao’s China and the Cold War

Reviews:
CumingsOrigins of the Korean War                Steven
Masuda, Cold War Crucible                                  Paul
Oyen, The Diplomacy of Migration                     Alexandre
Stueck, The Korean War                                        Alex

Commentaries:
CumingsOrigins of the Korean War                 Jay
Masuda, Cold War Crucible                                   Eric
Oyen, The Diplomacy of Migration                      Brian
Stueck, The Korean War                                         Ariel

October 11

Class Reading: De Grazia, Irresistible Empire

Reviews:
Endy,  Cold War Holiday
Goedde,  GIs and Germans                                        Eric
Kuisel, The French Way                                              Jay
Pells, Not Like Us                                                         Andrea

Commentaries:
Endy,  Cold War Holiday
Goedde,  GIs and Germans                                         Paul
Kuisel, The French Way                                               Steven
Pells, Not Like Us                                                           Mathias

October 18

Class Reading: Latham, Right Kind of Revolution

Reviews:
Cullather, The Hungry World                                      Mathias
Ekbladh, Great American Mission                              Ariel
Immerwahr,  Thinking Small                                        Paul
Grubbs, Secular Missionaries                                       Steven

Commentaries:
Cullather, The Hungry World                                         Alexandre
Ekbladh, Great American Mission                                 Eric
Immerwahr,  Thinking Small                                          Mike E.
Grubbs, Secular Missionaries                                         Alex

October 25

Class Reading: Dudziak, Cold War and Civil Rights

Reviews:
Anderson, Bourgeois Radicals                                           Alexandre
Parker,  Brother’s Keeper                                                    Paul
Plummer, In Search of Power                                            Mike E.
Vitalis,White World Order, Black Power Politics          Ariel

Commentaries:
Anderson, Bourgeois Radicals                                            Ariel
Parker,  Brother’s Keeper                                                     Brian
Plummer, In Search of Power                                             Steven
Vitalis,White World Order, Black Power Politics           Mathias

November 1

Class Reading: Gavin, Nuclear Statecraft

Reviews:
Heefner, The Missile Next Door                                           Alex
Jervis, The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution               Eric
Jones,  After Hiroshima                                                         Alexandre                      
Maddock, Nuclear Apartheid

Commentaries:
Heefner, The Missile Next Door                                            Jay
Jervis, The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution                Paul
Jones,  After Hiroshima                                                           Brian
Maddock, Nuclear Apartheid

November 8

Class Reading: Rabe, Killing Zone

Reviews:
Brands, Latin America’s Cold War                                          Jay
Grandin, The Last Colonial Massacre                                     Brian
Harmer, Allende’s Chile & the Inter-American Cold War   Ariel
Schmidli,  The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere                            Alexandre

Commentaries:
Brands, Latin America’s Cold War                                            Andrea
Grandin, The Last Colonial Massacre                                       Mike E.
Harmer, Allende’s Chile & the Inter-American Cold War     Steven
Schmidli,  The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere                              Alex

November 15

Class Reading: Jacobs,  Imagining the Middle East

Reviews:
Alvandi, Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah                                    Mike E.
Chamberlin, The Global Offensive                                                Steven
Citino, Nathan.  From Arab Nationalism to OPEC                   Andrea
Yaqub, Salim, Containing Arab Nationalism                             Brian

Commentaries:
Alvandi, Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah                                     Alexandre
Chamberlin, The Global Offensive                                                 Mathias
Citino, Nathan.  From Arab Nationalism to OPEC                    Paul
Yaqub, Salim, Containing Arab Nationalism                             Alex

November 22: Thanksgiving Break

November 29

Class Reading: Lawrence, Vietnam War

Reviews: 
Bradley, Imagining Vietnam and America                                    Steven
Chapman, Cauldron of Resistance                                                   Brian
Miller, Misalliance                                                                                Jay
Nguyen, Hanoi’s War                                                                           Eric

Commentaries: 
Bradley, Imagining Vietnam and America                                      Eric
Chapman, Cauldron of Resistance                                                     Alexandre
Miller, Misalliance                                                                                 Mike E.
Nguyen, Hanoi’s War                                                                            Andrea

December 6

Class Reading: Schmidt, Foreign Intervention in Africa

Reviews:
Connelly, A Diplomatic Revolution                                                      Mike E.
Gleijeses, Conflicting Missions                                                              Matthias
Irwin,  Gordian Knot                                                                            Andrea
Sargent, A Superpower Transformed                                                  Alex

Commentaries:
Connelly, A Diplomatic Revolution                                                       Mathias
Gleijeses, Conflicting Missions                                                            Brian
Irwin, Gordian Knot                                                                                Alexandre
Sargent, A Superpower Transformed                                                 Jay

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