American Imperialism and the State, 1893–1921 by Colin D. Moore

By Colin D. Moore

How did the purchase of abroad colonies impact the improvement of the yank country? How did the constitutional approach form the growth and governance of yank empire? American Imperialism and the kingdom bargains a brand new point of view on those questions via recasting American imperial governance as an episode of nation development. Colin D. Moore argues that the empire was once decisively formed by way of the efforts of colonial nation officers to accomplish better autonomy within the face of congressional obstruction, public indifference and boundaries on administrative potential. Drawing on large archival examine, the ebook focuses mostly upon 4 instances of imperial governance - Hawai'i, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic and Haiti - to focus on the basic pressure among American mass democracy and imperial expansion.

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