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The United States and the Pacific : history of a frontier

Author: Jean Heffer; William Donald Wilson
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jean Heffer offers a history of the Pacific as a "frontier" of the United States using economics, politics, and culture as his central areas of consideration. Heffer focuses on three major chronological periods. The first period stretches from 1784, the year the first ship flying the American flag reached China, to 1867, the eve of the Civil War. During this period, America's presence was expanding throughout the  Read more...
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Heffer, Jean.
United States and the Pacific.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)605956528
Online version:
Heffer, Jean.
United States and the Pacific.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606756751
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Heffer; William Donald Wilson
ISBN: 0268043086 9780268043087
OCLC Number: 48376161
Description: xii, 510 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The Chinese magnet --
The whalers' Pacific --
Ambition and modesty --
Cultures in collision --
More intensive economic relations --
Closer cultural contacts --
Imperialism and the Open Door --
The Pacific problem --
War in the Pacific --
Stormy waters --
The great economic transformation --
Toward cultural symbiosis? --
Epilogue : The United States and the Pacific in the twenty-first century.
Other Titles: Etats-Unis et la pacifique.
Responsibility: Jean Heffer ; translated by W. Donald Wilson.

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This work offers a history of the Pacific as a ""frontier"" of the United States using economics, politics, and culture as its central areas of consideration. While many studies have analyzed  Read more...

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