“The Best Possible Time for War?” The USS Panay and American Far Eastern Policy During the Roosevelt Presidency

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dc.contributor.authorSchnurr, Jeremy
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-13T20:02:19Z
dc.date.available2011-12-13T20:02:19Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/20486
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5096
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines American Far Eastern policy from the beginning of the Franklin Roosevelt presidency through the early months of 1938. This study is chiefly concerned with the attack by Japanese aircraft on the USS Panay and its effect on the course of U.S. foreign policy. Particular attention is paid to the Anglo-American dialogue which occurred throughout the Far Eastern Crisis. Prior to the end of 1938, the U.S. administration’s position in Asia was dictated both by policies inherited from preceding administrations and by the extreme isolationism of the American people. This foundation effectively inhibited any cooperation with foreign powers. Relying on a reactive policy in the Far East, Washington remained aloof from entanglement as the President sought a plan which would permit U.S. involvement without inviting isolationist wrath. This paper traces an evolution in American Far Eastern policy, highlighting the Panay incident as a distinctly identifiable turning point whereby isolationism gave way to internationalism.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectPanay
dc.subjectRoosevelt
dc.subjectFDR
dc.subjectLadybird
dc.subjectFar East
dc.subjectInter-War
dc.subjectAnglo-American
dc.subjectInter-War
dc.subject1937
dc.subjectLudlow
dc.subjectAmerican Asia
dc.subjectEast Asia Policy
dc.subjectDisarmament
dc.subjectWashington Conference
dc.subjectBrussels Conference
dc.subjectLondon Conference
dc.subjectisolationism
dc.subjectinternationalism
dc.subjectFar Eastern Crisis
dc.subjectCordell Hull
dc.subjectSumner Welles
dc.subjectFranklin Roosevelt
dc.subjectCollective Security
dc.subjectNorman Alley
dc.subjectOpen Door
dc.subjectNine-Power
dc.subjectNine Power
dc.subject1930s
dc.subjectManny Koginos
dc.subjectHamilton Perry
dc.subjectGalen Perras
dc.subjectNorman Davis
dc.subjectpre-war
dc.subjectYangtze
dc.subjectU.S. Navy
dc.subjectIngersoll
dc.subjectNeutrality
dc.subjectForeign Policy
dc.title“The Best Possible Time for War?” The USS Panay and American Far Eastern Policy During the Roosevelt Presidency
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentHistoire / History
dc.contributor.supervisorPerras, Galen R.
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplinearts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplinearts
uottawa.departmentHistoire / History
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