American Expansionism, 1783-1860 : a Manifest Destiny?
- OCLC: ocn868490280
- ISBN: 1317878442
- ISBN: 9781317878445
1 online resource (187 pages)
- Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
|Contents:|| Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Maps; Chronology; Preface; 1. EARLY AMERICAN EXPANSIONISM; Dispossessing the Eastern Indians; The Northwest Ordinances; Constitutional Developments; Further Conflicts in the Trans-Appalachian West; Diplomatic Concerns; Early Settlement in the Trans-Appalachian West; 2. THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE; An Empire of Liberty; Concerns over the Mississippi River; An Incredible Offer; Responses to the Purchase; The Lewis and Clark Expedition; Early Settlement and Development; Significance of the Louisiana Purchase.
3. ROUNDING OUT THE NATIONAL DOMAIN: DIPLOMACY AND BOUNDARY ISSUESEarly Settlement in the Louisiana Territory; The Rise of the West in Politics; Indian Conflicts on the Eastern Frontier; The War of 1812; Diplomatic Developments; The Acquisition of Florida; The Monroe Doctrine; Border Controversies; Indian Removal; 4. OREGON AND TEXAS; The Oregon Controversy; 'Oregon Fever'; Settlement of the Oregon Crisis; The American Southwest; American Settlers in Texas; The Republic of Texas; The Annexation of Texas; 5. THE WAR WITH MEXICO; Origins of the War.
'Hostilities May Now Be Considered as Commenced'Divisions in the US over the War; Conduct of the War; Peace Negotiations; Consequences of the War; The Gadsden Purchase; 6. CONCLUSION; Why Did Expansionist Fervor Decline?; American Expansionism: A Case of Manifest Destiny?; Was Early American Expansionism Imperialistic?; DOCUMENTS; GLOSSARY; WHO'S WHO; BIBLIOGRAPHY; GUIDE TO FURTHER READING; INDEX.
|Summary:|| This new Seminar Study surveys the history of U.S. territorial expansion from the end of the American Revolution until 1860. The book explores the concept of 'manifest destiny' and asks why, if expansion was 'manifest', there was such opposition to almost every expansionist incident. Paying attention to key themes often overlooked - Indian removal and the US government land sales policy, the book looks at both 'foreign' expansion such as the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and the war with Mexico in the 1840s and 'internal' expansion as American settlers moved west .Finally, the b.
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