Presidencies of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur

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"Doenecke hammers down the lid on the coffin of the once-popular thesis that economic expansionism shaped foreign policy during these years. Historians of foreign affairs will find the book essential reading."—Paul S. Holbo, editor of Isolationism and Interventionism, 1932-1941

Author Biography: Justus D. Doenecke is professor of history at the New College of the University of South Florida.

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Editorial Reviews

American Historical Review
Expertly summarizes the excellent studies of late nineteenth-century politics and diplomacy published in recent years. Doenecke has a clear understanding of the main structural issues in American politics and diplomacy and few axes to grind. . . . The work is an impressive reminder of how much more we know about the Gilded Age than we did even a few years ago.
Wisconsin Magazine of History
A balanced and lucid survey. Doenecke deserves special commendation for skillfully but concisely illuminating the larger American political and social environment in which these presidents operated.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700602087
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 4/28/1981
  • Series: American Presidency Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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