Feb. 14: From Isolationism to Internationalism


  Nanking, Munich, the Nazi-Soviet Pact, Poland, Lend-lease, Pearl Harbor

Paterson, et. al., American Foreign Relations, pp. 131-33, 147-51, 173-86.

David Reynolds, From Munich to Pearl Harbor: Roosevelt's America and the Origins of the Second World War (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2001), pp. 171-89.

Robert Dallek, Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1979).

David Reynolds, The Creation of the Anglo-American Alliance, 1937-1941: A Study in Competitive Cooperation (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1982, 1981).

Merrill and Paterson, Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, pp. 112-51.

Additional Resources:

PowerPoint Presentation

FDR's "Stab in the Back" speech, Memorial Gymnasium, Charlottesville, VA, June 10, 1940.

William R. Keylor, review of Michael J. Carley's 1939: The Alliance that Never Was and the Coming of World War II, H-Diplo, February 2000.

John Earl Haynes, "Codebreaking, American Style," review of David Alvarez's Secret Messages: Codebreaking and American Diplomacy, 1930-1945, H-Diplo, June 2000.

John Moser, "Moving Beyond the 'I'-Word," review of Justus D. Doenecke's Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941, H-Diplo, March 2001.