Manifest Destiny: American Expansionism and the Empire of Right
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Manifest Destiny: American Expansionism and the Empire of Right

by Anders Stephanson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0809015846

ISBN-13: 9780809015849

Pub. Date: 01/31/1996

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics.

Stephanson explores the origins of Manifest Destiny--the American idea of providential and historical chosenness--and shows how and why it has been invoked over the past three hundred years. He traces the roots of Manifest Destiny

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The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics.

Stephanson explores the origins of Manifest Destiny--the American idea of providential and historical chosenness--and shows how and why it has been invoked over the past three hundred years. He traces the roots of Manifest Destiny from the British settlement of North America and the rise of Puritanism through Woodrow Wilson's efforts to "make the world safe for democracy" and Ronald Reagan's struggle against the "evil empire" of the Soviet Union. The result is a remarkable and necessary book about how faith in divinely ordained expansionism has marked the course of American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809015849
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
01/31/1996
Series:
Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
411,245
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
IChoice and Chosenness, 1600-18203
IIDestinies and Destinations, 1820-186528
IIIBlessings of Civilization, 1865-191466
IVFalling Into the World, 1914-1990112
Bibliographical Note131
Index139

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