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The United States in World Affairs, 1938
The United States in World Affairs, 1938
By Whitney H. Shepardson in Collaboration with William O. Scrog
Harper for the Council on Foreign Relations, 1939, 397 pp

A balanced, non-partisan account of world events during the past year and of America's relation to them. The authors devote special attention to the situation in Europe because of its unusual impact in 1938 upon the attitude of the people of the United States. The volume deals with such timely topics as the growing competition in armaments, the confusion of thought about American neutrality, the reciprocal trade agreement with Great Britain, the refugee problem, the Sino-Japanese conflict, the effort at Lima to promote inter-American solidarity, and the contrast in the relations of the United States with its two nearest neighbors, Mexico and Canada. An appendix of documentary material and a chronology make the book useful not only as a record and interpretation of current events, but as a permanent work of reference.