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Empire by invitation : William Walker and Manifest Destiny in Central America

Author: Michel Gobat
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michel Gobat traces the untold story of the rise and fall of the first U.S. overseas empire to William Walker, a believer in the nation's manifest destiny to spread its blessings not only westward but abroad as well. In the 1850s Walker and a small group of U.S. expansionists migrated to Nicaragua determined to forge a tropical "empire of liberty." His quest to free Central American masses from allegedly despotic  Read more...
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Gobat, Michel.
Empire by invitation.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017045245
Named Person: William Walker; William Walker
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Gobat
ISBN: 9780674985032 0674985036
OCLC Number: 1030438311
Description: 1 online resource (367 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The question of questions --
"The apple in our Eden" --
Embracing the filibusters --
"Walker is the United States" --
The colonizers --
Imagined empire --
Creating a filibuster state --
The promise of development --
Filibuster revolution --
The fall.
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Michel Gobat traces the first U.S. overseas empire to William Walker, a believer in the nation's manifest destiny to spread not only westward but abroad. In the 1850s Walker and a band of  Read more...

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