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Planting the American flag : twelve men who expanded the United States overseas

Author: Peter C Stuart
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Here are biographies of 12 men instrumental in the incorporation of America's five island dependencies. Besides Charles Wilkes, it covers Richard W. Meade III, Albert B. Steinberger, Henry Glass, Nelson A. Miles, B.F. Tilley, Joseph B. Foraker, William A. Jones, Frank McIntyre, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Paul M. Pearson, and Anthony M. Solomon"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stuart, Peter C.
Planting the American flag.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007
(DLC) 2006102415
(OCoLC)86115371
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter C Stuart
ISBN: 9780786489312 0786489316
OCLC Number: 608359820
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Captain Charles Wilkes : opened relations with Samoa, 1839 --
Commander Richard W. Meade III : negotiated Samoa treaty, 1872 --
Albert B. Steinberger : premier of Samoa, 1875-76 --
Captain Henry Glass : captured Guam, 1898 --
General Nelson A. Miles : conquered Puerto Rico, 1898 --
Commander B.F. Tilley : first governor of American Samoa, 1900-1901 --
Senator Joseph B. Foraker : first congressional overseer, 1899-1909 --
Representative William A. Jones : first congressional reformer, 1899-1918 --
General Frank McIntyre : military administrator, 1905-1929 --
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. : Governor of Puerto Rico, 1929-1932 --
Paul M. Pearson : first civilian governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1931-1935 --
Anthony M. Solomon : inaugurated acquiring Northern Mariana islands, 1963.
Responsibility: Peter C. Stuart.
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