Stephanson explores the origins of Manifest Destiny–the American idea of providential and historical chosenness–and shows how and why it has been invoked. Anders Stephanson examines the consequences of this idea over more than three hundred years of history, as Manifest Destiny drove the westward settlement. Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right. By Anders Stephanson. Hill And Wang, pp. $ Purchase. This provocative.

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Fascinating overview of the ideological foundations of American expansionism as encapsulated in the phrase ‘manifest destiny. How many Americans fond of our civilizing missions today know that the result of Texas’ independence in was to reintroduce slavery into a territory from which Mexico had banned it in ?

Frederik Hansen rated it liked it Mar 20, Because of the brevity, which the author makes continual reference to, there are no footnotes or endnotes, leaving the reader to scour through a short and admittedly incomplete bibliographic list at the end of the book to find sources.


Sign In Forgot password? Even when the politics of adding new territory destny heated debates on the status of such territory regarding slavery the desire to develop would quell argument and eventually new regions increased the size of the already great nation.

Choice and Chosenness, Manigest. He considers it a component in Woodrow Wilson’s campaign “to make the world safe for democracy” and a strong factor in Ronald Reagan’s administration. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item.

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Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right

References to this book Colonial Photography and Exhibitions: Falling Into the World, Stephanzon of the Native and the Open to the public Book English Show 0 more libraries Nov 13, Sammy Torres rated it really liked it. Physical Description xiv, p.

Starting in the s Americans looked west to find new opportunity.