Manifesting America: The Imperial Construction of U.S. National Space

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The expansion of the U.S. in the antebellum period relied on the claim that the nation's boundaries were both self-evident and dependent on the consent of those enclosed within them. While the removal of American Indians and racism toward former Mexicans has been well-documented, little attention has been paid to the legal rhetorics through which the incorporation of these peoples and their territories was justified, portraying them as actively agreeing to come under the authority of the U.S. Yet even as the creation and ...

Manifesting America: The Imperial Construction of U.S. National Space 2012, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199958498

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Manifesting America: The Imperial Construction of U.S. National Space 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195387179

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