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In the last three decades, historians of the “U.S. in the World” have taken two methodological turns — the international and transnational turns — that have implicitly decentered the United States from the historiography of U.S. foreign relations. Although these developments have had several salutary effects on the field, we argue that, for two reasons, scholars should bring the United States — and especially, the U.S. state — back to the center of diplomatic historiography.


Bessner, Daniel, and Fredrik Logevall. "Recentering the United States in the Historiography of American Foreign Relations." Texas National Security Review, April 2020.