Marc Trachtenberg
UCLA Political Science Department
4289 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1472

This website was originally meant to serve as a kind of supplement to my book, A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement, 1945-1963 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, February 1999). When it was launched in 1998, it had three main parts, each of which is still included here:

(1) Appendices to A Constructed Peace

(2) A discussion of declassification analysis, one of the methods used in the book, together with some illustrative documents (but a supplement, called “Declassification Analysis: More Grist for the Mill,” containing over 40 documents in multiple versions, was also posted in May 2013); and

(3) A practical guide to doing Cold War history (last revised October 2004).

That guide, however, has effectively been replaced by two appendices to my book The Craft of International History: A Guide to Method (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006):

Appendix I: Identifying the Scholarly Literature. This partly duplicates Part II of the Cold War guide.

Appendix II: Working with Primary Sources. This overlaps with Part III of the Cold War guide.

Those two appendices will be updated about once a year.

This site also contains some other material:

My curriculum vitae (with links to texts of articles, reviews and unpublished papers)

A collection of course materials (including mp3 of lectures)