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Habits of Empire: A History of American Expansion - Walter Nugent
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Discussions abound today about the state of the union, its place in the world, and the founding fathers' intentions. Did they want the United States to become a republic or an empire? Thomas Jefferson, after all, called the young nation an "empire for liberty." Later words through two centuries all evoked empire: "manifest destiny" in the 1840s, "benevolent assimilation" in 1898, and "our responsibility to lead" in 2002.Indeed, since Discussions abound today about the state of the union, its place in the world, and the founding fathers' intentions. Did they want the United States to become a republic or an empire? Thomas Jefferson, after all, called the young nation an "empire for liberty." Later words through two centuries all evoked empire: "manifest destiny" in the 1840s, "benevolent assimilation" in 1898, and "our responsibility to lead" in 2002.Indeed, since Jefferson's day, Americans have proudly proclaimed liberty and cherished democracy even as they have often behaved imperially. Habits of Empire documents this expansionist behavior by examining each of the nation's territorial acquisitions since the first in 1782-how the land was acquired, how its previous occupants were removed or reduced, and how it was then settled and stabilized. By 1853, when the continental United States was fully established from sea to shining sea, the nation's habit of empire-building had become firmly formed. Each of the acquisitions is a story in itself. In Paris in 1782, the American negotiators-the crafty Benjamin Franklin, the crabby John Adams, and the crooked John Jay-stubbornly and with much luck pushed the new country's western boundary to the Mississippi River and almost gained southern Canada as well. Hardly any Americans yet lived west of the Appalachians, and their armies had not conquered the region, but they won it nevertheless. That allowed Robert Livingston and James Monroe in 1803 to accept Napoleon's astonishing offer to sell all of Louisiana. Through a volatile mix of leadership, luck, aggression, chicanery, rampant population growth, and self-confident ideology came the further acquisitions of Florida, Texas, Oregon, and the Southwest. From the 1850s through the 1920s, America's empire-building reached across the Pacific (from Alaska through Hawaii and Samoa to the EBooks, Books~~History~~United States~~General, Habits-of-Empire~~Walter-Nugent, 893900, Habits of Empire: A History of American Expansion, Walter Nugent, 0307269493, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, , , , , Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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Discussions abound today about the state of the union, its place in the world, and the founding fathers' intentions. Did they want the United States to become a republic or an empire? Thomas Jefferson, after all, called the young nation an "empire for liberty." Later words through two centuries all evoked empire: "manifest destiny" in the 1840s, "benevolent assimilation" in 1898, and "our responsibility to lead" in 2002.Indeed, since Discussions abound today about the state of the union, its place in the world, and the founding fathers' intentions. Did they want the United States to become a republic or an empire? Thomas Jefferson, after all, called the young nation an "empire for liberty." Later words through two centuries all evoked empire: "manifest destiny" in the 1840s, "benevolent assimilation" in 1898, and "our responsibility to lead" in 2002.Indeed, since Jefferson's day, Americans have proudly proclaimed liberty and cherished democracy even as they have often behaved imperially. Habits of Empire documents this expansionist behavior by examining each of the nation's territorial acquisitions since the first in 1782-how the land was acquired, how its previous occupants were removed or reduced, and how it was then settled and stabilized. By 1853, when the continental United States was fully established from sea to shining sea, the nation's habit of empire-building had become firmly formed. Each of the acquisitions is a story in itself. In Paris in 1782, the American negotiators-the crafty Benjamin Franklin, the crabby John Adams, and the crooked John Jay-stubbornly and with much luck pushed the new country's western boundary to the Mississippi River and almost gained southern Canada as well. Hardly any Americans yet lived west of the Appalachians, and their armies had not conquered the region, but they won it nevertheless. That allowed Robert Livingston and James Monroe in 1803 to accept Napoleon's astonishing offer to sell all of Louisiana. Through a volatile mix of leadership, luck, aggression, chicanery, rampant population growth, and self-confident ideology came the further acquisitions of Florida, Texas, Oregon, and the Southwest. From the 1850s through the 1920s, America's empire-building reached across the Pacific (from Alaska through Hawaii and Samoa to the EBooks, Books~~History~~United States~~General, Habits-of-Empire~~Walter-Nugent, 888510, Habits of Empire: A History of American Expansion, Walter Nugent, 0307269493, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, , , , , Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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Since its founding, the United States` declared principles of liberty and democracy have often clashed with aggressive policies of imperial expansion. In this sweeping narrative history, acclaimed scholar Walter Nugent explores this fundamental American contradiction by recounting the story of American land acquisition since 1782 and shows how this steady addition of territory instilled in the American people a habit of empire-building. From America`s early expansions into Transappalachia and the Louisiana Purchase through later additions of Alaska and island protectorates in the Caribbean and Pacific, Nugent demonstrates that the history of American empire is a tale of shifting motives, as the early desire to annex land for a growing population gave way to securing strategic outposts for America`s global economic and military interests. Thorough, enlightening, and well-sourced, this book explains the deep roots of American imperialism as no other has done.From the Trade Paperback edition. Habits of Empire: Since its founding, the United States` declared principles of liberty and democracy have often clashed with aggressive policies of imperial expansion. In this sweeping narrative history, acclaimed scholar Walter Nugent explores this fundamental American contradiction by recounting the story of American land acquisition since 1782 and shows how this steady addition of territory instilled in the American people a habit of empire-building. From America`s early expansions into Transappalachia and the Louisiana Purchase through later additions of Alaska and island protectorates in the Caribbean and Pacific, Nugent demonstrates that the history of American empire is a tale of shifting motives, as the early desire to annex land for a growing population gave way to securing strategic outposts for America`s global economic and military interests. Thorough, enlightening, and well-sourced, this book explains the deep roots of American imperialism as no other has done.From the Trade Paperback edition. HISTORY / United States / 19th Century, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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Since its founding, the United States' declared principles of liberty and democracy have often clashed with aggressive policies of imperial expansion. In this sweeping narrative history, acclaimed scholar Walter Nugent explores this fundamental American contradiction by recounting the story of American land acquisition since 1782 and shows how this steady addition of territory instilled in the American people a habit of empire-building. From America's early expansions into Transappalachia and th Since its founding, the United States' declared principles of liberty and democracy have often clashed with aggressive policies of imperial expansion. In this sweeping narrative history, acclaimed scholar Walter Nugent explores this fundamental American contradiction by recounting the story of American land acquisition since 1782 and shows how this steady addition of territory instilled in the American people a habit of empire-building. From America's early expansions into Transappalachia and the Louisiana Purchase through later additions of Alaska and island protectorates in the Caribbean and Pacific, Nugent demonstrates that the history of American empire is a tale of shifting motives, as the early desire to annex land for a growing population gave way to securing strategic outposts for America's global economic and military interests. Thorough, enlightening, and well-sourced, this book explains the deep roots of American imperialism as no other has done. From the Trade Paperback edition. 19th Century, United States, Habits of Empire~~ Walter Nugent~~19th Century~~United States~~9780307269492, en, Habits of Empire, Walter Nugent, 9780307269492, Vintage, 06/10/2008, , , , Vintage, 06/10/2008

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Since its founding the United States' declared principles of liberty and democracy have often clashed with aggressive policies of imperial expansion. In this sweeping narrative history acclaimed scholar Walter Nugent explores this fundamental American contradiction by recounting the story of American land acquisition since 1782 and shows how this steady addition of territory instilled in the American people a habit of empire-building. From America's early expansions into Transappalachia and the Louisiana Purchase through later additions of Alaska and island protectorates in the Caribbean and Pacific Nugent demonstrates that the history of American empire is a tale of shifting motives as the early desire to annex land for a growing population gave way to securing strategic outposts for America's global economic and military interests. Thorough enlightening and well-sourced this book explains the deep roots of American imperialism as no other has done. From the Trade Paperback edition. eBook

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