It was a transformation unprecedented in global history. In barely more than two centuries, the United States evolved from a sparsely settled handful of colonies whose very survival was in grave doubt into the most powerful nation the world has ever known—militarily, economically, technologically, culturally, politically, and even ideologically.
How could such an implausible metamorphosis have occurred? In a world where power and the willingness to wield it had always determined the fate of nations, what factors enabled our young nation to so successfully navigate the corridors of diplomacy and foreign policy from the very outset, ensuring not only America's survival but also its eventual status as a superpower?
America and the World: A Diplomatic History addresses these and other penetrating questions. In 24 insightful lectures, award-winning Professor Mark A. Stoler of the University of Vermont—a scholar acknowledged for his expertise in U.S. diplomatic and military history—offers you a fresh view of America's shift from the periphery of international politics to its very center.
12 hours and 12 mins | ISBN: 1598034731 | MP3 | 496 MB