Race And Manifest Destiny

Race And Manifest Destiny

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by Reginald Horsman
     
 

American myths about national character tend to overshadow the historical realities. Mr. Horsman's book is the first study to examine the origins of racialism in America and to show that the belief in white American superiority was firmly ensconced in the nation's ideology by 1850See more details below

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American myths about national character tend to overshadow the historical realities. Mr. Horsman's book is the first study to examine the origins of racialism in America and to show that the belief in white American superiority was firmly ensconced in the nation's ideology by 1850

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674948051
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/06/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
380
Sales rank:
392,031
Product dimensions:
0.78(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

I. European and Colonial Origins

1. Liberty and the Anglo-Saxons

2. Aryans Follow the Sun

3. Science and Inequality

4. Racial Anglo-Saxonism in England

II. American Destiny

5. Providential Nation

6. The Other Americans

7. Superior and Inferior Races

8. The Dissemination of Scientific Racialism

9. Romantic Racial Nationalism

III. An Anglo-Saxon Political Ideology

10. Racial Destiny and the Indians

11. Anglo-Saxons and Mexicans

12. Race, Expansion, and the Mexican War

13. A Confused Minority

14. Expansion and World Mission

Conclusion

Notes

Index

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