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Manifest destiny's underworld : filibustering in antebellum America

Author: Robert E May
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating study sheds new light on antebellum America's notorious ""filibusters""--the freebooters and adventurers who organized or participated in armed invasions of nations with whom the United States was formally at peace. Offering the first full-scale analysis of the filibustering movement, Robert May relates the often-tragic stories of illegal expeditions into Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and other  Read more...
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May, Robert E.
Manifest destiny's underworld.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001059831
(OCoLC)48754029
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E May
ISBN: 0807860409 9780807860403
OCLC Number: 52384076
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 426 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Narciso Lopez's predecessors --
Harry Maury's America --
America's second sin --
John Goddard's lesson --
Samuel Hay's puzzlement --
Francis Smith's integrity --
New York's visitors --
State Department's albatross --
Judge Campbell's nightmare.
Responsibility: Robert E. May.
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This study looks at America's "filibusters", those who participated in armed invasions of nations with whom the US was formally at peace. It relates the often tragic stories of illegal expeditions,  Read more...

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"The fullest, most detailed, most thoroughly researched book ever written on the antebellum filibuster movement." - James M. McPherson, Princeton University

 
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