Manifest Destiny And Mission In American History / Edition 1

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Journal of Southern History - David Herbert Donald
Was Manifest Destiny a true expression of our national spirit? In answering this question a distinguished American historian here provides a brilliant reinterpretation of the idea set forth by some writers and politicians in the nineteenth century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674548053
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 10/25/1995
  • Edition description: 1st Harvard University Press paperback e
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Frederick Merk was Gurney Professor of American History, Harvard University.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
I Prologue 3
II Manifest Destiny 24
III Polk 61
IV War and the Opposition 89
V "All Mexico" 107
VI Sectional and Party Attitudes 144
VII Problems 157
VIII The Demise of All Mexico 180
IX A Caribbeanized Manifest Destiny 202
X The Demise of Continentalism 215
XI The Rise and Fall of Insular Imperialism 228
XII Mission 261
Index 267
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