The Yanks Are Coming Over There: Anglo-Saxonism and American Involvement in the First World War

The Yanks Are Coming Over There: Anglo-Saxonism and American Involvement in the First World War

by Dino E. Buenviaje

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ISBN-13: 9781476668932
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Publication date: 01/10/2018
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dino E. Buenviaje teaches history at Riverside City College and other campuses in Southern California.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

The Roots of ­Anglo-Saxonism 7  •  Anglo-Saxon Myths 8  •  Bede, The ­Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the Making of England 9  •  Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of British Kings and the Arthurian Legend 11  •  Post-Norman England 13

Chapter I. Anglo-Saxonism and American Culture, 1895–1914 15

The Roots of American ­Anglo-Saxonism 15  •  Late-Nineteenth–and Early ­Twentieth-Century ­Anglo-Saxonism 17  •  The ­Anglo-American Community 28  •  The White ­Anglo-Saxon Protestant 30

Chapter II. The ­German-American Connection, 1850–1914 38

Early German Migrations 39  •  The Revolution of 1848 41  •  German-Americans and Politics 44  •  German-Americans and German Unification 46  •  Germans and ­Anglo-Saxonism: Common Origins and Anxieties 53

Chapter III. Anglo-Saxonism in the Foreign Policy

  Establishment 75

The Rise of the United States 77  •  William H. Seward: The Architect of Empire 78  •  Changes in American Society 80  •  Alfred Thayer Mahan and the New Navy 82  •  Mahan’s Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy 87  •  Theodore Roosevelt 90  •  The ­Anglo-American Rapprochement of the 1890s and its Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy 95  •  The Experience of the Philippines and ­Anglo-Saxonism 101  •  The Philippine Commissions 105  •  The Boer War: A Crisis in ­Anglo-Saxonism and the ­Anglo-American Rapprochement 109

Chapter IV. Anglo-Saxonism in the First World War 118

American Neutrality 120  •  William Jennings Bryan vs. Robert Lansing 129  •  The Role of the American Clergy in the First World War 135  •  The British and American Propaganda Machines 137  •  The ­Anglo-American Connection 144  •  Anglo-Saxonism and the First World War 148

Conclusion 171

Chapter Notes 179

Bibliography 194

Index 201

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