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Reforming the World: The Creation of America's Moral Empire
     

Reforming the World: The Creation of America's Moral Empire

by Ian Tyrrell
 

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ISBN-10: 0691145210

ISBN-13: 9780691145211

Pub. Date: 07/01/2010

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"Tyrrell, one of the leading figures in the field of transnational history, suggests we best understand the story of the United States if it is placed in an international context. With spectacular research, he recasts the way we look at U.S. history, by placing definitions of nationhood in a transnational context and by making the culture of moral reform the fount

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"Tyrrell, one of the leading figures in the field of transnational history, suggests we best understand the story of the United States if it is placed in an international context. With spectacular research, he recasts the way we look at U.S. history, by placing definitions of nationhood in a transnational context and by making the culture of moral reform the fount of the foreign policy of the era."—Bruce Kuklick, University of Pennsylvania

"This carefully documented book is a singular contribution to U.S. history. I know of no other work on American reform movements that engages as well as this one the vast enterprise of missions. It reminds today's readers of the power that the so-called liberal Protestant establishment once had in American public life."—David Hollinger, University of California, Berkeley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691145211
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Series:
America in the World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix Abbreviations xi Introduction 1

Part I: Networks of Empire Chapter 1: Webs of Communication 13
Chapter 2: Missionary Lives, Transnational Networks: The Misses Margaret and Mary Leitch 28

Part II: Origins of American Empire Chapter 3: The Missionary Impulse 49
Chapter 4: The Matrix of Moral Reform 74
Chapter 5: Blood, Souls, and Power: American Humanitarianism Abroad in the 1890s 98

Part III: The Challenge of American Colonialism Chapter 6: Reforming Colonialism 123
Chapter 7: Opium and the Fashioning of the American Moral Empire 146
Chapter 8: Ida Wells and Others: Radical Protest and the Networks of American Expansion 166

Part IV: The Era of World War I and the Wilsonian New World Order Chapter 9: States of Faith: Missions and Morality in Government 191
Chapter 10: To Make a Dry World: The New World Order of Prohibition 209

Conclusion: The Judgments of Heaven: Change and Continuity in Moral Reform 227
Notes 247
Index 309

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