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Prologue to manifest destiny : Anglo-American relations in the 1840s

Author: Howard Jones; Donald A Rakestraw
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : SR Books, 1997.
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During the 1840s the United States and England were in conflict over two unsettled territories along the undefined Canadian-American border. This riveting account of the Maine and Oregon boundary treaties is brought to life masterfully by Professors Howar.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, Howard, 1940-
Prologue to manifest destiny.
Wilmington, Del. : SR Books, 1997
(OCoLC)605557030
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Jones; Donald A Rakestraw
ISBN: 0842024883 9780842024884 0842024980 9780842024983
OCLC Number: 35318244
Description: xvi, 342 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The "Spirit of '76" and the Search for National Honor: The Northeastern Boundary Dispute --
Ch. 2. Freedom Awakened: "Remember the Caroline!" --
Ch. 3. Mother Country at Bay: The Strange Case of Alexander McLeod --
Ch. 4. Honor at Sea or Slavery at Home? The African Slave Trade, Right of Search, and the Creole Mutiny --
Ch. 5. Machiavellian Prelude to Negotiations: Toward the National Interest --
Ch. 6. Epilogue to the American Revolution: The Webster-Ashburton Treaty and National Honor --
Ch. 7. A New and Even More Troublesome Boundary Dispute: Northwest to Oregon --
Ch. 8. Rising Temperature: Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever --
Ch. 9. Only at the Cannon's Mouth: Young Hickory Takes Charge --
Ch. 10. From Crisis to Compromise: The Oregon Treaty.
Responsibility: Howard Jones, Donald A. Rakestraw.

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