Jason C. Vuic

Date of Award

Spring 5-1997

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. John D. Treadway


Of the available studies concerning pre-World War I Serbia, few have shown more than a passing interest in that country's relations with the United States. Indeed, no books have appeared on the subject, while only four articles examine Serbo-American affairs during the kingdom's most dynamic decade, from 1903 to 1913. Though each is in some way valuable, these works fail to give an adequate account of the relations existing between Serbia and the United States. Therefore the following chapters explore Serbo-American affairs from the death of King Alexander I Obrenovic in June 1903, to the conclusion of the Second Balkan War (1913). Relying primarily upon American diplomatic dispatches, as well as upon Serbian commercial data, this thesis concludes that contact between the two countries was small (owing largely to America's traditional non-involvement in European affairs), yet grew in significance towards the end of the ten-year period.

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