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The dominion of war : empire and liberty in North America, 1500-2000

Author: Fred Anderson; Andrew R L Cayton
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a history of American wars as a pursuit of a policy of imperialism and conquest responsible for America's rise to global leadership, with American interventions in Vietnam and Iraq as extensions of that policy.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anderson, Fred, 1949-
Dominion of war.
New York : Viking, 2005
(OCoLC)607351436
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Anderson; Andrew R L Cayton
ISBN: 0670033707 9780670033706
OCLC Number: 57337467
Description: xxiv, 520 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : a view in winter --
1. Champlain's legacy : the transformation of seventeenth-century North America --
2. Penn's bargain : the paradoxes of peaceable imperialism --
3. Washington's apprenticeship : imperial victory and collapse --
4. Washington's mission : the making of an imperial republic --
5. Jackson's vision : creating a populist empire --
6. Santa Anna's honor : continental counterpoint in republican Mexico --
7. Grant's duty : Imperial war and its consequences redux --
8. MacArthur's inheritance : liberty and empire in the age of intervention --
9. MacArthur's valedictory : lessons learned, lessons forgotten --
Conclusion : Powell's promise.
Responsibility: Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton.
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Presents a history of American wars as a pursuit of a policy of imperialism and conquest responsible for America's rise to global leadership, with American interventions in Vietnam and Iraq as extensions of that policy.

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