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.
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