Remember the Maine, to Hell with Spain - America's 1898 Adventure in Imperialism

Remember the Maine, to Hell with Spain - America's 1898 Adventure in Imperialism

by Robert B. Edgerton
     
 

While it now is fashionable in some circles to speak, both favorably and unfavorably, of the United States as an Empire, it has long been denied that the U.S. deserved that appellation. Yet, as Edgerton (U. of California at Los Angeles) demonstrates in this work, one could reasonably characterize the United States as an empire following the acquisition of overseas…  See more details below

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While it now is fashionable in some circles to speak, both favorably and unfavorably, of the United States as an Empire, it has long been denied that the U.S. deserved that appellation. Yet, as Edgerton (U. of California at Los Angeles) demonstrates in this work, one could reasonably characterize the United States as an empire following the acquisition of overseas territories in the wake of the Spanish- American war. Paying particular attention to the Philippines, but also looking at U.S. actions in Hawai'I, Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and elsewhere, he looks at U.S. colonial policy and explores the deleterious impact of policy upon the subject peoples of the empire. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773462663
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Studies in American History
Pages:
235

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