The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: Volume 2, The American Search for Opportunity, 1865-1913 / Edition 1

The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: Volume 2, The American Search for Opportunity, 1865-1913 / Edition 1

by Walter LaFeber
ISBN-10:
0521483832
ISBN-13:
9780521483834
Pub. Date:
01/28/2006
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: Volume 2, The American Search for Opportunity, 1865-1913 / Edition 1

The American Search for Opportunity, 1865-1913 analyzes the period between the American Civil War and World War I (1865-1913) as the formative basis for twentieth-century American world power--"The American Century" as it has become known--and examines the "Imperial Presidency" that these roots produced. The extent of U.S. power was so great that it not only transformed American society, but reshaped other societies around the globe as well, by helping fuel--and in some cases directly causing--the great revolutions of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries in Mexico, Russia, China, Cuba, Hawaii, the Philippines, Panama, and Central America. The book, therefore, not only examines American history, but the history of many other areas that were dramatically affected by U.S. power as they entered the twentieth century.

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ISBN-13: 9780521483834
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 263
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

General editor's introduction; Preface; 1. Springboards and strategies; 2. The Second Industrial Revolution at home and abroad; 3. Race for empire; 4. 'America will take this continent in hand alone'; 5. Crossing the oceans; 6. 1893-1896: Chaos and crises; 7. The empire of 1898 - and upheaval; 8. Pacific empire - and upheaval; 9. Theodore Roosevelt: conservative as revolutionary; 10. William Howard taft and the age of revolution; Conclusion: the 1865-1913 era restated; Bibliographic essay; Index; Maps.

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