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The Resource America, the new imperialism : from white settlement to world hegemony, V.G. Kiernan

America, the new imperialism : from white settlement to world hegemony, V.G. Kiernan

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America, the new imperialism : from white settlement to world hegemony
Title
America, the new imperialism
Title remainder
from white settlement to world hegemony
Statement of responsibility
V.G. Kiernan
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A major historical account of the evolution of American imperialism. The invasion and occupation of Iraq have sparked considerable discussion about the nature of American imperialism, but most of it is focused on the short term. The classical historical approach of this book provides a convincing and compelling analysis of the different phases of American imperialism, which have now led to America becoming a global hegemon without any serious rivals. Victor Kiernan, one of the world's most respected historians, has used his nuanced knowledge of history, literature and politics to trace the evolution of the American Empire: he includes accounts of relations between Indians and white settlers, readings of the work of Melville and Whitman, and an analysis of the way that money and politics became so closely intertwined. Eric Hobsbawm's preface provides an insight into his own thoughts on American imperialism, and a valuable introduction to Victor Kiernan's work. Together, they shed useful light on today's urgent debates about the uses and misuses of seemingly unlimited military power, a lack of respect for international agreements, and the right to 'pre-emptive defense'."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
Uk
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1913-2009
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Kiernan, V. G.
Dewey number
325/.320973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Imperialism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • World politics
  • Imperialism
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Territorial expansion
  • World politics
  • United States
Label
America, the new imperialism : from white settlement to world hegemony, V.G. Kiernan
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Zed, 1978
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-420) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The winning of the national territory -- 1. The birth of a nation -- 2. The pursuit of happiness -- 3. White man and red man --- Part II. Middle decades. 1. The literary mirror -- 2. From West Indies to Far East -- 3. Civil War and after -- 4. The last Indian wars --- Part III. Overseas expansion and the war with Spain. 1. The red man in custody -- 2. New visions of empire -- 3. Latin America and further Asia -- 4. Anglo-Saxons and their wars --- Part IV. Imperial choices for a new century. 1. The progressivist era -- 2. The Philippines experiment, and direct or indirect rule -- 3. Dollar diplomacy in Central America -- 4. Old world frustrations, and ideas of a new world order --- Part V. Two strides to world power. 1. Great war and not so great peace -- 2. Victory and after : the mirror of science fiction -- 3. America, the world's banker -- 4. Slump years, and a new look at the red Indian -- 5. From isolationism to conquest --- Part VI. The American hegemony. 1. Capitalism, militarism and the Cold War -- 2. The old empires and neo-colonialism -- 3. War in Vietnam and its repercussions -- 4. The Middle East and Africa -- 5. Latin America -- 6. Retrospect and prospect
Control code
ocm57201019
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 440 pages
Isbn
9781844675227
Lccn
2005280421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)57201019
Label
America, the new imperialism : from white settlement to world hegemony, V.G. Kiernan
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Zed, 1978
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The winning of the national territory -- 1. The birth of a nation -- 2. The pursuit of happiness -- 3. White man and red man --- Part II. Middle decades. 1. The literary mirror -- 2. From West Indies to Far East -- 3. Civil War and after -- 4. The last Indian wars --- Part III. Overseas expansion and the war with Spain. 1. The red man in custody -- 2. New visions of empire -- 3. Latin America and further Asia -- 4. Anglo-Saxons and their wars --- Part IV. Imperial choices for a new century. 1. The progressivist era -- 2. The Philippines experiment, and direct or indirect rule -- 3. Dollar diplomacy in Central America -- 4. Old world frustrations, and ideas of a new world order --- Part V. Two strides to world power. 1. Great war and not so great peace -- 2. Victory and after : the mirror of science fiction -- 3. America, the world's banker -- 4. Slump years, and a new look at the red Indian -- 5. From isolationism to conquest --- Part VI. The American hegemony. 1. Capitalism, militarism and the Cold War -- 2. The old empires and neo-colonialism -- 3. War in Vietnam and its repercussions -- 4. The Middle East and Africa -- 5. Latin America -- 6. Retrospect and prospect
Control code
ocm57201019
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 440 pages
Isbn
9781844675227
Lccn
2005280421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)57201019

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