3rd Edition

History of American Foreign Policy, Volume 2 From 1895

By Jerald A. Combs Copyright 2008

    First Published in 2017. Now thoroughly updated, this respected text provides a clear, concise, and affordable narrative and analytical history of American foreign policy from the revolutionary period to the present. This is Volume II and is from 1895. The historiographical essays at the end of each chapter have been revised to reflect the most recent scholarship. The History of American Foreign Policy chronicles events and policies with emphasis on the international setting and constraints within which American policy-makers had to operate; the domestic pressures on those policy-makers; and the ideologies, preferences, and personal idiosyncrasies of the leaders themselves.


    Jerald A. Combs (PhD, UCLA 1964) is professor of history emeritus at San Francisco State University, where he retired after serving nine years as chair of the History Department and two years as dean of undergraduate studies. He is the author of The Jay T