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The Resource Empire for liberty : a history of American imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz, Richard H. Immerman

Empire for liberty : a history of American imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz, Richard H. Immerman

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Empire for liberty : a history of American imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz
Title
Empire for liberty
Title remainder
a history of American imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz
Statement of responsibility
Richard H. Immerman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How could the United States, a nation founded on the principles of liberty and equality, have produced Abu Ghraib, torture memos, Plamegate, and warrantless wiretaps? Did America set out to become an empire? And if so, how has it reconciled its imperialism--and in some cases, its crimes--with the idea of liberty so forcefully expressed in the Declaration of Independence? Empire for Liberty tells the story of men who used the rhetoric of liberty to further their imperial ambitions, and reveals that the quest for empire has guided the nation's architects from the very beginning--and continues to do so today. Historian Richard Immerman paints nuanced portraits of six exceptional public figures who manifestly influenced the course of American empire: Benjamin Franklin, John Quincy Adams, William Henry Seward, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Foster Dulles, and Paul Wolfowitz. Each played a pivotal role as empire builder and, with the exception of Adams, did so without occupying the presidency. Taking readers from the founding of the republic to the Global War on Terror, Immerman shows how each individual's influence arose from a keen sensitivity to the concerns of his times; how the trajectory of American empire was relentless if not straight; and how these shrewd and powerful individuals shaped their rhetoric about liberty to suit their needs. But as Immerman demonstrates in this timely and provocative book, liberty and empire were on a collision course. And in the Global War on Terror and the occupation of Iraq, they violently collided
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Immerman, Richard H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Imperialism
  • Liberty
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Imperialism
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Liberty
  • Territorial expansion
  • United States
  • Imperialismus
  • USA
Label
Empire for liberty : a history of American imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz, Richard H. Immerman
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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Contents
Introduction : contending with the American empire -- Benjamin Franklin and America's imperial vision -- John Quincy Adams and America's tortured empire -- Wlliam Henry Seward reimagines the American empire -- Henry Cabot Lodge and the new American empire -- John Foster Dulles and the conflicted empire -- Paul Wolfowitz and the lonely empire -- Postscript : the dark side
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1 online resource (xi, 271 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781282569188
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computer
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rdamedia
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JSTOR
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9786612569180
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)642206028
Label
Empire for liberty : a history of American imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz, Richard H. Immerman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : contending with the American empire -- Benjamin Franklin and America's imperial vision -- John Quincy Adams and America's tortured empire -- Wlliam Henry Seward reimagines the American empire -- Henry Cabot Lodge and the new American empire -- John Foster Dulles and the conflicted empire -- Paul Wolfowitz and the lonely empire -- Postscript : the dark side
Control code
ocn642206028
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282569188
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786612569180
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 256918
  • 22573/cttzsd8
  • 07d68a0a-0a5b-478e-895c-38b7cfd8ccca
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)642206028

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