Manifest Design: American Exceptionalism and Empire / Edition 1

Manifest Design: American Exceptionalism and Empire / Edition 1

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by Thomas R. Hietala
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080148846X

ISBN-13: 2900801488466

Pub. Date: 03/15/2003

Publisher: Longleaf Services

Since 1845, the phrase "manifest destiny" has offered a simple and appealing explanation of the dramatic expansionism of the United States. In this incisive book, Thomas R. Hietala reassesses the complex factors behind American policymaking during the late Jacksonian era. Hietala argues that the quest for territorial and commercial gains was based more on a desire for

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Since 1845, the phrase "manifest destiny" has offered a simple and appealing explanation of the dramatic expansionism of the United States. In this incisive book, Thomas R. Hietala reassesses the complex factors behind American policymaking during the late Jacksonian era. Hietala argues that the quest for territorial and commercial gains was based more on a desire for increased national stability than on any response to demands by individual pioneers or threats from abroad.

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ISBN-13:
2900801488466
Publisher:
Longleaf Services
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
320

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Editionvii
Acknowledgmentsxix
Chapter 1Magnificent Distances, Magnificent Intentions1
Chapter 2Texas, the Black Peril, and Alternatives to Abolitionism10
Chapter 3Of Swords and Plowshares: Coercion through Commerce55
Chapter 4Jefferson Redivivus: The Perils of Modernization95
Chapter 5Continentalism and the Color Line132
Chapter 6American Exceptionalism, American Empire173
Chapter 7Divided They Fell: The Demise of Democratic Expansionism215
Chapter 8The Myths of Manifest Destiny255
A Note on Sources273
Index279

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