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Empire for liberty : a history of American imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz

Author: Richard H Immerman
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2010]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How could the United States, a nation founded on the principles of liberty and equality, have produced Abu Ghraib, torture memos, Plamegate, and warrantless wiretaps? Did America set out to become an empire? And if so, how has it reconciled its imperialism--and in some cases, its crimes--with the idea of liberty so forcefully expressed in the Declaration of Independence? Empire for Liberty tells the story of men who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Immerman, Richard H.
Empire for liberty.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009040885
(OCoLC)452296312
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Immerman
ISBN: 9781400834280 1400834287 9781282569188 128256918X
OCLC Number: 642206028
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 271 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : contending with the American empire --
Benjamin Franklin and America's imperial vision --
John Quincy Adams and America's tortured empire --
Wlliam Henry Seward reimagines the American empire --
Henry Cabot Lodge and the new American empire --
John Foster Dulles and the conflicted empire --
Paul Wolfowitz and the lonely empire --
Postscript : the dark side.
Responsibility: Richard H. Immerman.

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