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Promise and peril : America at the dawn of a global age

Author: Christopher McKnight Nichols
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
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Spreading democracy abroad or taking care of business at home is a tension as current as the war in Afghanistan and as old as America itself. Tracing the history of isolationist and internationalist ideas from the 1890s through the 1930s, Nichols reveals unexpected connections among individuals and groups from across the political spectrum who developed new visions for America's place in the world. From Henry Cabot  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher McKnight Nichols
ISBN: 9780674049840 0674049845
OCLC Number: 676725368
Description: 445 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The ostrich and the eagle --
New world power --
A better nation morally --
Toward a transnational America --
The powerful mediating neutral --
Voices of the people --
The irreconcilables --
New internationalism --
Conclusion: The intricate balance --
Strains of isolationism.
Responsibility: Christopher McKnight Nichols.

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In this important new book, Christopher McKnight Nichols invites a broad reconsideration of [isolationism] by tracing its origins back to the debates over U.S. imperialism at the end of the 19th Read more...

 
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