America's Struggle with Empire, 1st Edition

  • Peter J. Kastor
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  • ISBN-10: 1604266600
  • ISBN-13: 9781604266603
  • DDC: 973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 543 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released April 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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In America's Struggle with Empire, historian Peter Kastor has carefully compiled and edited a unique document collection that explores how Americans have addressed these complex issues over time. Drawing from a wide range of primary sources, this fascinating new reference brings unparalleled focus to the history of U.S. attempts to govern foreign territories and noncitizens. With the help of introductory essays and explanatory headnotes, the volume examines how these encounters have been viewed by Americans, and how they have shaped the relationship between the United States and the rest of the world. The volume explores how a democratic republic that proclaims a commitment to personal and national independence has gone about governing foreign territory and foreign people.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Summary Contents.
1: A Growing Nation, 1776–1848.
2: An Empire is Born, 1848–1900.
3: Empire Among Empires, 1900–1945.
4: Global Power, 1945–1965.
5: Empire Debated, 1965–2000.
6: The Contemporary Challenge of Empire, 2001–2008.
Conclusion: The Ongoing Struggle with Empire.
Text Credits.
Selected Bibliography.