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America, the new imperialism : from white settlement to world hegemony

Author: V G Kiernan
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A major historical account of the evolution of American imperialism. The invasion and occupation of Iraq have sparked considerable discussion about the nature of American imperialism, but most of it is focused on the short term. The classical historical approach of this book provides a convincing and compelling analysis of the different phases of American imperialism, which have now led to America becoming a global  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V G Kiernan
ISBN: 184467522X 9781844675227
OCLC Number: 57201019
Notes: Originally published: London : Zed, 1978.
Description: xviii, 440 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I. The winning of the national territory --
1. The birth of a nation --
2. The pursuit of happiness --
3. White man and red man ---
Part II. Middle decades. 1. The literary mirror --
2. From West Indies to Far East --
3. Civil War and after --
4. The last Indian wars ---
Part III. Overseas expansion and the war with Spain. 1. The red man in custody --
2. New visions of empire --
3. Latin America and further Asia --
4. Anglo-Saxons and their wars ---
Part IV. Imperial choices for a new century. 1. The progressivist era --
2. The Philippines experiment, and direct or indirect rule --
3. Dollar diplomacy in Central America --
4. Old world frustrations, and ideas of a new world order ---
Part V. Two strides to world power. 1. Great war and not so great peace --
2. Victory and after : the mirror of science fiction --
3. America, the world's banker --
4. Slump years, and a new look at the red Indian --
5. From isolationism to conquest ---
Part VI. The American hegemony. 1. Capitalism, militarism and the Cold War --
2. The old empires and neo-colonialism --
3. War in Vietnam and its repercussions --
4. The Middle East and Africa --
5. Latin America --
6. Retrospect and prospect.
Responsibility: V.G. Kiernan.

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