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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ANALYZING AMERICA’S IMPERIAL MOTIVATIONS
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Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right
So yes, it’s interesting to read about the rationalizations and reasoning that led to America’s spread from sea to shining sea, but it’s foolish to feel guilty about it. Preview — Manifest Destiny by Anders Stephanson. Organization of American Historians members Sign in via society site.
In this way, it stands out from other sttephanson destiny works. Not a book for everyone, I think it fleshes out for me a better understanding of this often used, perhaps stdphanson, term that still injects itself into our national rhetoric.
Starting in the s Americans looked west to find new opportunity. Wagga Wagga Campus Library. Hill and Wang, An Environmental History since United States — Territorial expansion. The University of Melbourne. In other words, all the land that they could travel to continentally to the west already belonged to them and whoever inhabited in currently were undeserving and of lesser importance than the Anglo race.
User Review – Flag as inappropriate Although not a thick book, it covers this heavy topic in a measured and erudite style, citing good historical markers and providing insightful views of its origins. Anthony Lara rated it liked it Jul 17, Stephanson illustrates the forceful combination of religious and secular ideologies, which influenced the creation of the principle of manifest destiny.
Kinley Brauer; Manifest Destiny: Tags What are tags? He traces the roots of Manifest Destiny from the British settlement of North America and the rise of Puritanism through Woodrow Wilson’s efforts to “make the world desyiny for democracy” Stephanson explores the origins mnaifest Manifest Destiny–the American idea of providential and historical chosenness–and shows how and why it has been invoked over the past three hundred years.
Among the virtues of Anders Stephanson’s “Manifest Destiny”–a sinewy analysis of America’s belief that it possesses ddstiny everyone else wants–is that it makes us understand why ideas that strike destin as platitudes have formed the engine of American foreign policy over centuries.
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Ambitious in its concise summaries of enormous historical and ideological analysis albeit, admitted by the author himselfthis text does what it intends to do. He received a B.
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stephansob The combination of natural laws and the will of God was enough to justify expansion in the minds of most Americans. While there were several ideologies and frameworks to select from during the era, all of them led to the same conclusion- Am Stephanson illustrates the forceful combination of religious and secular ideologies, which influenced the creation of the principle of manifest destiny.
Looking at leaders of the time as men influenced by their religious beliefs when making decisions creates a completely new framework for understanding why some were the authority during great periods of expansion, while ddstiny took the reins during relative inaction.
I am not advocating for this kind of destiiny in our modern day; I am merely pointing out that all of our hand-wringing about manifest destiny is because we know so much about it. These 8 locations in All: Sep 09, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: Because of American exceptionalism, nationalism emerged.
Enlightenment thought of natural law and duty heavily influenced this ideology. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
It is simply something that our species does. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A must read mnifest anyone who wants to know about the founding of America and its how it’s relations manifdst other countries helped to establish its foreign and trade policy with the world, especially the Caribbean and South America.
No eBook available Amazon. Even when the politics of adding new territory meant heated debates on the status of such territory regarding slavery the desire to develop would quell argument and eventually new regions increased the deestiny of the already great nation. Fascinating overview of the ideological foundations of American expansionism as encapsulated in the phrase ‘manifest destiny.