James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire / Edition 1

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Editorial Reviews

Blaine (1830-93) is usually footnoted as a perennial presidential hopeful and early supporter of the Republican Party. But it is as a two-time Democratic secretary of state and imperialist diplomat that Crapol (College of William and Mary) considers him. He shows how Blaine laid the intellectual and ideological groundwork for US overseas expansion in the late 19th century. He examines his efforts to spark government action in revitalizing the merchant marine, build a first-class navy, use the coercive tactic of reciprocity, establish unilateral control of a canal across the isthmus, and create US political and economic hegemony in the western hemisphere. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The International History Review
The book is highly recommended for courses in U.S. foreign relations as well as the history of the late nineteenth-century United States.
Bangor Daily News
Crapol's bibliographical material shows the depth of his research and provides further sources for people to read. . . . It is an enlightening work and Crapol should be commended in shining fresh light on one of this nation's most brilliant politicians.
Emily S. Rosenberg
Into his expert analysis of James G. Blaine's visions for expanding American power in the world, Professor Crapol has skillfully woven insights into the late-nineteenth-century roots of the 'American Century.'
Marilyn Young
James G. Blain: Architect of Empire is a beautifully written, delicately nuanced, and sophisticated analysis not only of Blaine but of the entire period in which he was active. Professor Crapol places this major figure of American foreign policy firmly inside the development, ideological and economic, of a growing empire, transforming, in the process, standard accounts of nineteenth-century American 'isolationism.' The book should become required reading for everyone interested in U.S. foreign policy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780842026055
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Series: Biographies in American Foreign Policy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 157
  • Sales rank: 1,014,503
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Years of Preparation 1
2 Success and Fame on the National Scene 17
3 From the House to the Senate 41
4 Secretary of State, 1881 61
5 Mr. Republican, 1882-1888 85
6 Imperial Statesmanship, 1889-1892 111
Conclusion: Imperial Legacies 137
Bibliographical Essay 147
Index 151
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