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American Foreign Relations Since 1600: A Guide to the Literature

SHAFR published a magisterial, two-volume guide to the literature in the history of American foreign relations in 2003, and updated it with an online version beginning in 2007.

Initially compiled by Robert L. Beisner of American University and thirty-two contributing editors, the online Guide now has forty editors under the supervision of Thomas W. Zeiler, of the University of Colorado at Boulder. The Guide contains over 20,000 annotated entries, arranged in 32 chapters.. It serves as an indispensable work for scholars and students interested in any aspect of foreign relations history.

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Robert L. Beisner, editor
Thomas W. Zeiler


  1. The annotation for 17:1014 (chapter 17, item 104) should read as follows:

    In a highly publicized work, Beard finds the president vitiating democracy and violating his own pledges when he “maneuvered” the nation into the conflict. For a spirited defense of Beard, see Howard K. Beale, “The Professional Historian: His Theory and His Practice,” Pacific Historical Review 22 (August 1953): 227-55.

Please report any errors discovered in the printed Guide to Thomas W. Zeiler at Thomas.zeiler@colorado.edu.