The Rising American Empire

Alstyne, Richard W. Van
Publisher:  Quadrangle Paperbacks, Chicago, USA
Year Published:  1965  
Pages:  214pp  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX11655

An analysis of the origins and emergence of the United States as a national state, and of its subsequent growth pattern. Van Alstyne sees the course of American history as coinciding with the rise of modern nationalism and imperialism.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. The Conception of an American Empire
2. Independence and the Alliance with France, 1775-1778
3. The French Alliance: Marriage and Divorce, 1778-1800
4. The Birth of the American Leviathan, 1789-1823
5. Manifest Destiny and Empire, 1820-1870
6. Empire of Commerce and Religion in the Pacific
7. The Thrust into the Caribbean, 1848-1917
8. The Lure of East Asia
9. Apotheosis
Index

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