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The Resource Building an American empire : the era of territorial and political expansion, Paul Frymer

Building an American empire : the era of territorial and political expansion, Paul Frymer

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Building an American empire : the era of territorial and political expansion
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Building an American empire
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the era of territorial and political expansion
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Paul Frymer
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eng
Summary
"Westward expansion of the United States is most conventionally remembered for rugged individualism, geographic isolationism, and a fair amount of luck. Yet the establishment of the forty-eight contiguous states was hardly a foregone conclusion, and the federal government played a critical role in its success. This book examines the politics of American expansion, showing how the government's regulation of population movements on the frontier, both settlement and removal, advanced national aspirations for empire and promoted the formation of a white settler nation. Building an American Empire details how a government that struggled to exercise plenary power used federal land policy to assert authority over the direction of expansion by engineering the pace and patterns of settlement and to control the movement of populations. At times, the government mobilized populations for compact settlement in strategically important areas of the frontier; at other times, policies were designed to actively restrain settler populations in order to prevent violence, international conflict, and breakaway states. Paul Frymer examines how these settlement patterns helped construct a dominant racial vision for America by incentivizing and directing the movement of white European settlers onto indigenous and diversely populated lands. These efforts were hardly seamless, and Frymer pays close attention to the failures as well, from the lack of further expansion into Latin America to the defeat of the black colonization movement. Building an American Empire reveals the lasting and profound significance government settlement policies had for the nation, both for establishing America as dominantly white and for restricting broader aspirations for empire in lands that could not be so racially engineered."--
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Frymer, Paul
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  • illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Princeton studies in American politics: historical, international, and comparative perspectives
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  • Land settlement
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier thesis
  • National characteristics, American
  • Imperialism
  • United States
  • West (U.S.)
  • United States
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Building an American empire : the era of territorial and political expansion, Paul Frymer
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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ocn965805033
Dimensions
25 cm.
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xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780691166056
Lccn
2016047471
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)965805033
Label
Building an American empire : the era of territorial and political expansion, Paul Frymer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
ocn965805033
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780691166056
Lccn
2016047471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965805033

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