The United States and Imperialism / Edition 1

The United States and Imperialism / Edition 1

by Frank Ninkovich
     
 

The United States and Imperialism uses concepts of civilization, identity, the civilizing mission, and cooperation to explain the role of imperialism in American history. The book begins with a survey of the methods and reasons behind America's imperialist drive in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and then outlines the place of imperialism

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The United States and Imperialism uses concepts of civilization, identity, the civilizing mission, and cooperation to explain the role of imperialism in American history. The book begins with a survey of the methods and reasons behind America's imperialist drive in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and then outlines the place of imperialism within the broader sweep of modern United States foreign policy. Ninkovich's original analysis of America as an empire shows that imperialism, anti-imperialism, and geopolitics have all played a role in how the United States made decisions about acquiring new territories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577180562
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/13/2001
Series:
Problems in American History Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Imperialism and National Identity in the 1890s9
2Failed Expectations: The Civilizing Mission in the Philippines48
3America's Caribbean Empire91
4The Modernization of China and the Diplomacy of Imperialism153
5Imperialism and Anti-imperialism in America's World Policies200
6Beyond Imperialism: The Empire of Modernity247
Notes255
Index290

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