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The diplomacy of involvement : American economic expansion across the Pacific, 1784-1900

Author: David M Pletcher
Publisher: Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©2001.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pletcher, David M.
Diplomacy of involvement.
Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, c2001
(OCoLC)654433154
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Pletcher
ISBN: 0826213154 9780826213150
OCLC Number: 45829081
Description: xi, 379 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
I: THE PACIFIC AND THE FAR EAST AS FIELDS FOR EXPANSION, 1784-1890: The Chinese magnet and the Pacific distances --
Alaska: commercial gateway or dead end? --
Hawaii: sugar and strategy? --
The Southwest Pacific: illusion overcomes reality --
China I: four hundred million customers --
China II: the promoter's dream, the racist's nightmare --
Japan: the sincerest flattery --
Korea: the beginning of political involvement --
II: ECONOMIC EXPANSION BECOMES POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT, 1890-1900: The East Asia cockpit of the 1890s --
Contradictions in the Pacific --
The catalyst of war --
Unfinish business and new directions --
Conclusion: The diplomacy of involvement.
Responsibility: David M. Pletcher.

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This work describes the trade of the United States with the Far East, the islands of the Pacific, and the northwest coast of North American from 1784 to 1844. It also traces the growth of trade and  Read more...

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