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The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America

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President James Monroe's 1823 message to Congress declaring opposition to European colonization in the Western Hemisphere became the cornerstone of nineteenth-century American statecraft. The Monroe Doctrine proclaimed anticolonial principles, yet it rapidly became the myth and means for subsequent generations of politicians to pursue expansionist foreign policies. The crucial episodes in nineteenth and early-twentieth-century foreign relations westward expansion in the 1840s, Civil War diplomacy, the imperialism of 1898, ...

The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America 2012, Hill & Wang

ISBN-13: 9780809069996

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