HIS 389 • US Diplomatic History
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
A research and writing seminar in the history of American foreign relations. Common readings covering the last two centuries will introduce students to the basic themes of the subject and serve as the basis for reviews and interpretive essays. Students will choose a topic to research in depth, using published and otherwise accessible primary documents and possibly the unpublished collections of the Johnson Library and the Center for American History. The research will lead to the writing of an article or its equivalent.
Robert A. Divine, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace William Appleman Williams, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy Michael H. Hunt, Ideology and U.S. Foreign Policy H. W. Brands, What America Owes the World Michael J. Hogan, ed., The Ambiguous Legacy