Empire by invitation. William Walker and Manifest Destiny in Central America. (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Empire by invitation. William Walker and Manifest Destiny in Central America.

Author: Michel Gobat
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 expansionists migrated to Nicaragua to free the masses from allegedly despotic elites. But what began with promises of liberation devolved into a reign of terror.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Gobat
ISBN: 9780674737495 0674737490
OCLC Number: 1031437688
Awards: Winner of Friedrich Katz Prize 2019 (United States)
Winner of LASA Nineteenth-century Section Best Book Award 2019 (United States)
Description: 330 pages
Responsibility: Michel Gobat.

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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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This account of the life and times of the American adventurer William Walker, who briefly seized the presidency of Nicaragua in the 1850s, defies the conventional wisdom, which holds that Walker was Read more...

 
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