Tuesday: No Class
Thursday, Sept 16: Introductions - what do we do as Foreign Relations Historians?
Basic Resources for US Foreign Relations Historians
Merrill, Paterson, chapter 1: Approaching the Study of US Foreign Relations
Schulzinger – the Setting of US Foreign Policy (Blackboard)
The Logic of History (Blackboard)
Assumptions about US foreign relations (Blackboard)
H-diplo discussion network online discussion network about foreign relations history. A great place to read reviews of recent books and articles in US foreign relations history and a not so great place to read historians getting in often snotty arguments with other historians
Society for Historians of Ameican Foreign Relations (SHAFR) : SHAFR is the main grouping for U.S.-based foreign relations historians. Lots of useful links as well.
National Security Archive The world's largest private collection of declassified documents on U.S. foreign policy. An invaluable resource we will consult over the course of the semester
The Cold War International History Project The Cold War International History Project disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, in particular new findings from previously inaccessible sources on "the other side" -- the former Communist world. Publishes regular online bulletins of essays and declassified documents
The Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact
The "New Cold War History" Handbook links to lots of resources for researching and writing Cold War history using non-U.S. documents and perspectives
Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy - the Cold War a lengthy collection of online documents from Mt. Holyoke College. There will be links to documents from this site on a regular basis.
Cold War History
The Journal of Cold War Studies