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Author LaFeber, Walter.

Title The new Cambridge history of American foreign relations. Volume 2, The American search for opportunity, 1865-1913 / Walter LaFeber
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (272 pages)
Series The New Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations
Contents Springboards and Strategies -- The Second Industrial Revolution at Home and Abroad -- Race for Empire -- America Will Take This Continent in Hand Alone -- Crossing the Oceans -- 1893-1896 -- The Empire of 1898 -- Pacific Empire -- Theodore Roosevelt -- William Howard Taft and the Age of Revolution -- The 1865-1913 Era Restated -- Bibliographic Essay
Summary Since their first publication, the four volumes of the Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations have served as the definitive source for the topic, from the colonial period to the Cold War. This second volume of the updated edition describes the causes and dynamics of United States foreign policy from 1865 to 1913, the era when the United States became one of the four great world powers and the world's greatest economic power. The dramatic expansion of global power during this period was set in motion by the strike-ridden, bloody, economic depression from 1873 to 1897 when American farms and factories began seeking overseas markets for their surplus goods, as well as by a series of foreign policy triumphs, as America extended its authority to Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Panama Canal Zone, Central America, the Philippines and China. Ironically, as Americans searched for opportunity and stability abroad, they helped create revolutions in Central America, Panama, the Philippines, Mexico, China and Russia
Notes Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 21 Mar 2013)
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- 1865-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1139015672 (electronic bk.)
9781139015677 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles American search for opportunity, 1865-1913