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. Monroe's message proclaimed anticolonial principles, yet it rapidly became the myth and means for subsequent generations of politicians to pursue expansionist foreign policies. Time and again, debates on the key issues of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foreign relations--expansion in the 1840s, Civil War diplomacy, the imperialism ...

Monroe Doctrine 2011, Hill & Wang, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780809071913