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The contributors to this landmark collection set the attacks on the Unites States in historical perspective. The reject the simplistic notion of an age-old "clash of civilizations" and instead examine the particular histories of American nationalism, … weiterlesen
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Titel: History And 9/11

ISBN: 1592132030
EAN: 9781592132034
Sprache: Englisch.
Temple University Press

14. Juli 2003 - kartoniert - 288 Seiten


The contributors to this landmark collection set the attacks on the Unites States in historical perspective. The reject the simplistic notion of an age-old "clash of civilizations" and instead examine the particular histories of American nationalism, anti-Americanism, U.S. foreign policy, and Islamic fundamentalism among other topics. With renewed attention to American's sense of national identity, they focus on the United states in relation to the rest of the world. A collection of recent and historical documents--speeches, articles, and book excerpts--supplement the essays. Taken together, the essays and sources in this volume comment on the dangers of seeing the events of September 11 as splitting the nation's history into "before" and "after." The argue eloquently that no useful understanding of the present is possible without an unobstructed view of the past.


Introduction - Joanne Meyerowtiz 1. In the Wake of September 11: The Clash of What? - Michael H. Hunt 2. Damming Afghanistan: Modernization in a Buffer State - Nick Cullather 3. A Short History of Anti-Americanism and Terrorism: The Turkish Case - Nur Bilge Criss 4. Notes on the CIA's Secret War in Afghanistan - John Prados 5. Rescuing Women and Children - Emily S. Rosenberg 6. A Cultural History of the War without End - Melani McAlister 7. The September 11, 2001, Oral History Narrative and Memory Project: 8. A First Report - Mary Marshall Clark 9. "Anti-Americanism" in the Arab World: An Interpretation of a Brief History - Ussama Makdisi 10. History in the Fundamentalist Imagination - R. Scott Appleby 11. Conjuring with Islam, II - Bruce B. Lawrence 12. 9/11, the Great Game, and the Vision Thing: The Need for (and Elements of) a More Comprehensive Bush Doctrine - Bruce R. Kuniholm Afterword: The Anteroom of War - Marilyn Blatt Young Primary Source Documents Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations?, 1993 The King-Crane Commission Report, August 28, 1919 Sayyid Qutb, Milestones, 1960 President Jimmy Carter, State of the Union Address, January 21, 1980 Brian Whitaker, The Definition of Terrorism, May 7, 2001 President George W. Bush, Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People, September 20, 2001 Osama bin Laden, Speech on September 11 Attacks, October 7, 2001 Pew Global Attitudes Project, Opinion Leaders on America, December 19, 2001 Laura Bush, Radio Address on Women in Afghanistan, November 17, 2001 President George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, January, 29, 2002 Campaign against Sanction with Iraq Tom Masiello, On September 11th, February 2, 2002


"The collection of essays serves as an antidote to the amnesia fostered by a passive media and political administrations to provide us with complex multi-perspectival understanding of our world and an imperative to see our local and national milieu in a broader global context... [it] is well organized, with a useful overview by [editor] Meyerowitz." The Indiana Magazine of History "This is a splendid collection of essays that helps us make sense of the background and the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Those attacks have resulted in deeper U.S. involvement in the Middle East, but, unfortunately, the nation and the rest of the world have not necessarily come closer together. There is no better way to understand how such a situation has come about than to turn to these thoughtful, clearly written essays by some of the leading historians today. Every piece is excellent without exception." --Akira Iriye, Professor of History, Harvard University, and author of Global Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World "This book represents an impressive, important, and timely mobilization of historians. They usefully address the national and international historical meanings the terrible events of 9/11 and the challenges its aftermath poses for American domestic and foreign policies. These essays and documents provide essential material for discussion, whether in the classroom or in the larger public realm." --Tom Bender, Professor of History, New York University, and editor of Rethinking American History in a Global Age "This collection of essays, complete with primary sources, by noted scholars in the fields of terrorism, the Middle East, fundamentalist religious movements, anti-Americanism and foreign relations, attempts to provide a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the factors leading up to the terror attacks on September 11." --Publishers Weekly
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