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Manifest destiny and American territorial expansion : a brief history with documents

Author: Amy S Greenberg
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, Macmillan Learning, [2018] ©2012
Series: Bedford series in history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This book looks at the social and cultural roots of Manifest Destiny when exploring the history of U.S. territorial expansion. It includes coverage of the global context of Manifest Destiny, the early settlement of Texas, and the critical role of women in America's territorial expansion.
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Genre/Form: Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy S Greenberg
ISBN: 1319087949 9781319087944
OCLC Number: 1002207681
Description: xv, 185 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Introduction: The "free development" of a North American empire. The ideological origins of manifest destiny ; Territorial expansion in the early republic ; Factors driving early expansionism ; U.S. expansion in a world context ; Expansionism and Indian people ; Social transformations and the birth of aggressive expansionism ; Opposing voices ; Andrew Jackson and the march to the southwest ; The Overland Trail ; Annexation and war with Mexico ; Filibustering : taking matters into their own hands ; Sectionalism checks manifest destiny ; After the Civil War : manifest destiny reevaluated and redeemed --
Part 2: The Documents. 1. Ideological origins. Of Plimoth Plantation, 1650 / William Bradford ; A modell of Christian charity, 1630 / John Winthrop ; 2. Expansion in the early republic. A Commissioner's view of the Ohio River Valley, 1785 / Richard Butler ; To the Commissioners of the United States, August 16, 1793 / Council of 1793 ; The American geography, 1792 / Jedidiah Morse ; Letter to Thomas Dwight, October 31, 1803 / Fisher Ames ; Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1805 / Thomas Jefferson ; Appeal to the Osages, 1811 / Tecumseh ; Diary entry, November 16, 1819 / John Quincy Adams ; 3. Pushing West. State of the Union Address, December 6, 1830 / Andrew Jackson ; Encroachment by white settlers, 1832 / Black Hawk ; Memorial and protest of the Cherokee Nation, June 22, 1836 ; A plea for the West, 1835 / Lyman Beecher ; On land-lust in America, 1837 / Harriet Martineau ; An encounter between Omaha hunters and white squatters in Iowa, 1853 / Pathiñ-nañpaji ; A fur trapper's view of manifest destiny, 1839 / Zenas Leonard ; Two years before the mast, 1840 / Richard Henry Dana ; The young American, 1844 / Ralph Waldo Emerson ; 4. Texas and Oregon. Letter to President Guadalupe Victoria, June 30, 1828 / Manuel Mier y Terán ; Texas, 1831 / Mary Austin Holley ; Letter in favor of the reannexation of Texas, January 8, 1844 / Robert J. Walker ; Letter to the citizens of Worcester County, Massachusetts, January 23, 1844 / Daniel Webster ; Inaugural address, March 4, 1845 / James K. Polk ; Uncle Sam's Song to Miss Texas, 1845 ; Annexation, July-August 1845 / United States Democratic Review ; Arbitration of the Oregon question, January 3, 1846 / Robert Winthrop ; 5. War for empire. Diary entry, June 30, 1846 / James K. Polk ; Protesting the Mexican War, 1880 / Jane Swisshelm ; Life on the Rio Grande, April 1847 / Godey's Lady's Book ; Speech at Lexington, Kentucky, November 13, 1847 / Henry Clay ; Public meeting in favor of annexing all of Mexico, January 30, 1848 / New York Herald ; Origin of the war with the United States, 1848 / Ramón Alcaraz et al. ; 6. Expanded horizons : Cuba, Hawaii, and Central America. Appeal to the inhabitants of Cuba, April 27, 1848 / La Verdad ; The benefits of annexing Cuba, 1850 / Cora Montgomery ; The Ostend Manifesto, 1854 / James Buchanan, Pierre Soulé, and John Y. Mason ; The "Ostend Doctrine" : practical Democrats carrying out the principle, 1856 / Currier and Ives ; Traveling through the Pacific, 1859 / T. Robinson Warren ; Nicaragua Ho!, January 1856 / Young Sam ; Political destiny of the colored race on the American continent, August 24, 1854 / Martin Delany ; A Jamaican's view of Americans in Panama, 1857 / Mary Seacole ; 7. Sectionalism trumps manifest destiny. The war in Nicaragua, 1860 / William Walker ; Hostility to southern interests, May 31, 1858 / George Sydney Hawkins ; Why southerners should oppose territorial expansion, January 15, 1855 / William Waters Boyce ; 8. Manifest destiny reevaluated and redeemed. American progress, ca. 1873 / George A. Crofutt ; Trouble on the Paiute Reservation, 1865 / Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins ; Destiny of the British provinces, 1877 / Reverend George Grant ; The march of the flag, September 16, 1898 / Albert J. Beveridge --
Appendixes. A chronology of manifest destiny and American territorial expansion (1620-1902) ; Questions for consideration ; Selected bibliography.
Series Title: Bedford series in history and culture.
Responsibility: Amy S. Greenberg, Pennsylvania State University.

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This book looks at the social and cultural roots of Manifest Destiny when exploring the history of U.S. territorial expansion. It includes coverage of the global context of Manifest Destiny, the early settlement of Texas, and the critical role of women in America's territorial expansion.

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