The Resource Building the continental empire : American expansion from the Revolution to the Civil War, William Earl Weeks ; [maps by Victor Thompson]

Building the continental empire : American expansion from the Revolution to the Civil War, William Earl Weeks ; [maps by Victor Thompson]

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Building the continental empire : American expansion from the Revolution to the Civil War
Title
Building the continental empire
Title remainder
American expansion from the Revolution to the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
William Earl Weeks ; [maps by Victor Thompson]
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this fresh survey of foreign relations in the early years of the American republic, William Weeks argues that the construction of the new nation went hand in hand with the building of the American empire. That empire, he maintains, was of fundamental importance to the new nation, and he shows how a dispute over the future of the empire led the nation to civil war. Mr. Weeks traces the origins of the imperial initiative to the 1750s, when the Founding Fathers began to perceive the advantages of colonial union and the possibility of creating an empire within the British Empire that would provide security and the potential for commerce and territorial expansion. After the adoption of the Constitution - which brought a far stronger central government than had been popularly imagined - the need to expand combined with a messianic American nationalism. The result was Manifest Destiny, a complex of ideas and emotions that rhetorically justified both the nation and the empire. With aggressive diplomacy by successive presidential administrations, the United States built a transcontinental empire and achieved supremacy in the Western Hemisphere. From the acquisition of Louisiana and Florida to the Mexican War, from the Monroe Doctrine to the annexation of Texas, Mr. Weeks describes the ideology and scope of American expansion. Relations with Great Britain, France, and Spain; the role of missionaries, technology, and the federal government, and the issue of slavery that forced a breakdown of the expansionist consensus - these are key elements in this succinct and thoughtful view of the making of the continental nation
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DLC
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1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weeks, William Earl
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E179.5
LC item number
.W44 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • Etats-Unis
  • Etats-Unis
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Territorial expansion
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
Label
Building the continental empire : American expansion from the Revolution to the Civil War, William Earl Weeks ; [maps by Victor Thompson]
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-168) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- The American Nation and Empire to 1815 -- Hemispheric supremacy -- The Age of Manifest Destiny -- Texas and Oregon -- The conquest of Mexico -- Expansionists at bay
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 177 pages
Isbn
9781566631358
Lccn
96024327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34788484
  • (OCoLC)ocm34788484
Label
Building the continental empire : American expansion from the Revolution to the Civil War, William Earl Weeks ; [maps by Victor Thompson]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- The American Nation and Empire to 1815 -- Hemispheric supremacy -- The Age of Manifest Destiny -- Texas and Oregon -- The conquest of Mexico -- Expansionists at bay
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 177 pages
Isbn
9781566631358
Lccn
96024327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34788484
  • (OCoLC)ocm34788484

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