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The Resource Empire by default : the Spanish-American War and the dawn of the American century, Ivan Musicant

Empire by default : the Spanish-American War and the dawn of the American century, Ivan Musicant

Label
Empire by default : the Spanish-American War and the dawn of the American century
Title
Empire by default
Title remainder
the Spanish-American War and the dawn of the American century
Statement of responsibility
Ivan Musicant
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After the battleship Maine blew up in the harbor of Havana, America, just far enough removed from the gore of the Civil War to think battle a romantic testing ground, was at fever pitch. War would come, and with it, seismic changes in world power alignments. After this, America's first imperial overseas adventure, the nation would be acknowledged internationally as a global player with a navy second to none. It was the dawn of the American Century. Here, moving from the councils of Madrid to the conferences in Washington, from the victory at Manila Bay to the battle of San Juan Hill, from factional in-fighting to inflammatory journalism, prizewinning historian Ivan Musicant offers a definitive account. Step-by-step, Musicant takes the reader through the thicket of arguments and decisions that led to America's almost accidental mantling as an imperial power. Here are the issues and debates, the strategies and obstacles, the ideals, interests, and missed opportunities. Here, too, are the political conflicts of the day--conflicts that America would encounter repeatedly in the century to come and that reveal as much about the flaws in its governmental system as they do about the ambiguities in the nation's vision of itself
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DLC
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1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Musicant, Ivan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E715
LC item number
.M97 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Spanish-American War, 1898
Label
Empire by default : the Spanish-American War and the dawn of the American century, Ivan Musicant
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Marian Wood book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 704-716) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
State of the Union -- Ever faithful isle -- Maine to Havana -- "For national defense, fifty million dollars" -- Manila Bay -- When Johnny went marching off -- Viva España! -- Hunting Cervera -- Empire builders -- Blockade -- The Santiago campaign -- San Juan Hill -- Fourth of July present -- Capitulation -- Puerto Rico -- The Manila campaign -- Peace -- Scandal
Control code
11431933
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 740 p.
Isbn
9780805035001
Lccn
97028238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Empire by default : the Spanish-American War and the dawn of the American century, Ivan Musicant
Publication
Note
"A Marian Wood book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 704-716) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
State of the Union -- Ever faithful isle -- Maine to Havana -- "For national defense, fifty million dollars" -- Manila Bay -- When Johnny went marching off -- Viva España! -- Hunting Cervera -- Empire builders -- Blockade -- The Santiago campaign -- San Juan Hill -- Fourth of July present -- Capitulation -- Puerto Rico -- The Manila campaign -- Peace -- Scandal
Control code
11431933
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 740 p.
Isbn
9780805035001
Lccn
97028238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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