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America's Road to Empire: Foreign Policy from Independence to World War One

America's Road to Empire: Foreign Policy from Independence to World War One (Hardback)

By Gleijeses, Piero

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  • Pub Date
    2 Dec 21

America's Road to Empire surveys and analyses United States foreign relations from the country's independence in 1776 until its entry into World War One in 1917, using primary source materials and case studies. The book covers key themes including: - the role that notions of whit...e superiority played in US foreign policy - the search for absolute security that repeatedly led the United States to trample on the liberties of other countries; - and the idea of American 'exceptionalism' - the clash between the idealism of US rhetoric and its actions - which has led to a persistent failure to understand how European U.S. policy actually was. Whilst providing analytical overview, Piero Gleijeses also uses case studies which examine overlooked aspects of U.S. foreign policy, particularly concerning marginalized populations. He draws on archival U.S. and European primary sources and incorporates the latest research from the US, British, French and Spanish archives, as well as newspapers from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Spain, and Mexico. A highly original account of the United States' rise to power drawing on multilingual scholarship, this is an important book for all students and scholars of United States foreign relations up to the First World War.
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ISBN 9781350028678
Released NZ 2 Dec 2021
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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Series New Approaches to International History
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ISBN-13 9781350028678
Stock Release date is 2 December 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Academic
Released 2 Dec 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Gleijeses, Piero
Series New Approaches to International History
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
American History
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 327.73009
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Imperialism, United States - Foreign relations - 1783-1865, United States - Foreign relations - 1865-1921, United States - Territorial expansion, United States - Colonial question
NBS Text History: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education