Global Perspectives on the United States: Volumes 1 & 2
: A Nation By Nation Survey
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"Not recommended reading for thin-skinned patriots; however, a great resource for academic, public, and high-school libraries." --Booklist, Starred Review (see full review below)
This unique, nonpartisan survey, written by experts from around the world, is the first general resource to explore the role and image of the United States from the viewpoints of the peoples and nations of the world. It provides extensive historical coverage, contemporary analysis, and fascinating examples. Over 150 sidebars and photographs provide a rich picture of the complex feelings people have had about the country described as the “City upon a Hill”—a model to other nations. Additional content includes statistical tables and biographies of individuals who have helped to shape what the world thinks about America.
See Also: Global Perspectives on the United States: Issues and Ideas Shaping International Relations. Order all three for $395.
This unique, nonpartisan survey, written by experts from around the world, is the first general resource to explore the role and image of the United States from the viewpoints of the peoples and nations of the world. The 140 comprehensive and extensively annotated articles provide historical coverage and contemporary analysis—drawing on a wide range of sources, including nineteenth-century travel accounts, international treaties, newspaper stories from around the world, and popular music. Fascinating sidebars, illustrations, and statistical snapshots emphasize the countless influences that have shaped perceptions of the United States since its founding, and the broad coverage vividly sets out the complications and contradictions that are an essential part of global perceptions of the United States.