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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Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right

Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. American diplomatic history in pages! Robyn rated it liked it Aug 29, The result is a remarkable and necessary book about how faith in divinely ordained expansionism has marked the course of American history.

Paperbackpages. McKinley regarded as “foreign to the temper and genius of this free and generous people.


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The result is a remarkable and necessary book about how faith in divinely ordained expansionism has marked the course of American history. American Expansionism and the Empire of Right. It was, Stephanson reports, John O’Sullivan, a 19th Century Democratic publisher, who first coined “manifest destiny” in to characterize the mission of the United States “to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.


A must read for anyone who wants to know about the founding of America and stdphanson how it’s relations with other countries helped to establish its foreign and trade policy with the world, especially the Caribbean and South America.

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Notes Series statement from jacket. Jan 03, Jason S rated it liked it Shelves: They also hark back to Theodore Roosevelt’s famous “Corollary of ,” in which he declared that “a general loosening of the ties of civilized society may.

Preview — Manifest Destiny by Anders Stephanson. Comments and reviews What are comments? 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. I once had a professor at BU who said verbatim manivest, “So we perambulated, ever mindful of the perils of dairy and flock. The University of Melbourne Library. Trivia About Manifest Destiny Without the professional assurance of research, much of the book comes off as opinionated and created on shallow connection.


Albert Beveridge’s claim, early in this century, that America’s imposition of its values wnders could be “nothing but a blessing to any people and any land.

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. Hill and Wang, With all of that said, the book manages stepphanson complete what it sets out to do. Lauren rated it liked it Jan 30, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Check copyright status Cite this Title Manifest destiny: 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.

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