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America's road to empire : foreign policy from independence to World War One / Piero Gleijeses.

Author/creator Gleijeses, Piero author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2022.
Copyright Notice ©2022
Descriptionxvi, 379 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps ; 24 cm.
Series New approaches to international history
New approaches to international history. ^A1266007
Contents Independence -- The Federalist era -- The Louisiana Purchase -- Jefferson's second term -- The war of 1812 -- The limits of sympathy : the independence of Spanish America -- Indian removal : a "sickening mass of putrefaction." -- Manifest destiny -- The 1850s and the Civil War -- After Appomattox -- Cuba and the Philippines -- Conquering the backyard -- The Far East -- The white city on the hill.
Abstract "America's Road to Empire surveys and analyses United States foreign relations from the country's independence in 1776 until its entry into World War One in 1917, using primary source materials and case studies. The book covers key themes including: - the role that notions of "white superiority" played in US foreign policy - the search for absolute security that repeatedly led the United States to trample on the liberties of other countries; - and the idea of American 'exceptionalism' - the clash between the idealism of US rhetoric and its actions - which has led to a persistent failure to understand how "European" U.S. policy actually was. Whilst providing analytical overview, Piero Gleijeses also uses case studies which examine overlooked aspects of U.S. foreign policy, particularly concerning marginalized populations. He draws on archival U.S. and European primary sources and incorporates the latest research from the US, British, French and Spanish archives, as well as newspapers from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Spain, and Mexico. A highly original account of the United States' rise to power drawing on multilingual scholarship, this is an important book for all students and scholars of United States foreign relations up to the First World War"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Gleijeses, Piero. America's road to empire London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2021 9781350028661
LCCN 2021005070
ISBN9781350028678 hardback
ISBN1350028673 hardback
ISBN9781350028685 paperback
ISBN1350028681 paperback

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