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The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations. Volume 2. The American Search for Opportunity, 1865-1913

Author: Walter LaFeber
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
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Between the American Civil War and the outbreak of world War I, global history was transformed by two events: the United States's rise to the status of a great world power (indeed, the world's greatest economic power) and the eruption of nineteenth- and twentieth-century revolutions in Mexico, China, Russia, Cuba, the Philippines, Hawaii, Panama, Nicaragua, and elsewhere. The American Search for Opportunity traces  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter LaFeber
ISBN: 9781139054669 113905466X 9780521381857 0521381851
OCLC Number: 828740393
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 30 Jan 2013).
Description: 1 online resource (284 pages)
Contents: General editor's introduction; Preface; 1. Springboards and strategies; 2. The Second Industrial Revolution at home and abroad; 3. Race for empire; 4. 'America will take this continent in hand alone'; 5. Crossing the oceans; 6. 1893-1896: Chaos and crises; 7. The empire of 1898 - and upheaval; 8. Pacific empire - and upheaval; 9. Theodore Roosevelt: conservative as revolutionary; 10. William Howard taft and the age of revolution; Conclusion: the 1865-1913 era restated; Bibliographic essay; Index; Maps.
Responsibility: Walter LaFeber.

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The American Search for Opportunity traces the U.S. foreign policy between 1865 and 1913, linking these two historic trends by noting how the United States.  Read more...

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'LaFeber's new book The American Search for Opportunity, 1865-1913, is important for one central reason: the debut of an audacious new thesis on the era of modernisation and empire ... LaFeber's Read more...

 
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