9781319087944

Manifest Destiny and American Territorial Expansion A Brief History with Documents

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    9781319087944

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-09-08
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

The new edition of Amy Greenberg’s Manifest Destiny and American Territorial Expansion continues to emphasize the social and cultural roots of Manifest Destiny when exploring the history of U.S. territorial expansion. With a revised introduction and several new documents, this second edition includes new coverage of the global context of Manifest Destiny, the early settlement of Texas, and the critical role of women in America’s territorial expansion. Students are introduced to the increasingly influential transnational concept of settler colonialism, while maintaining a central focus on the ideological origins, social and economic impetus, and territorial acquisitions that fueled U.S. territorial expansion in the nineteenth century. Readers of the revised edition will also find an updated bibliography reflecting both the historiography of American expansion and its transnational context, as well as updated questions for consideration.

Table of Contents

Foreword


Preface


List of Maps



Part One: Introduction: The "Free Development" of a North American Empire


The Ideological Origins of Manifest Destiny


Territorial Expansion in the Early Republic


Factors Driving Early Expansionism


U.S. Expansion in a World Context


Expansionism and Indian People


Social Transformations and the Birth of Aggressive Expansionism


Opposing Voices


Andrew Jackson and the March to the Southwest


The Overland Trail


Annexation and War with Mexico


Filibustering: Taking Matters into Their Own Hands


Sectionalism Checks Manifest Destiny


After the Civil War: Manifest Destiny Reevaluated and Redeemed



Part Two: The Documents


1. Ideological Origins


1. William Bradford, Of Plimoth Plantation, 1650


2. John Winthrop, A Modell of Christian Charity, 1630


2. Expansion in the Early Republic


3. Richard Butler, A Commissioner’s View of the Ohio River Valley, 1785


4. Council of 1793, To the Commissioners of the United States, August 16, 1793


5. Jedidiah Morse, The American Geography, 1792


6. Fisher Ames, Letter to Thomas Dwight, October 31, 1803


7. Thomas Jefferson, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1805


8. Tecumseh, Appeal to the Osages, 1811


9. John Quincy Adams, Diary Entry, November 16, 1819


3. Pushing West


10. Andrew Jackson, State of the Union Address, December 6, 1830


11. Black Hawk, Encroachment by White Settlers, 1832


12. Memorial and Protest of the Cherokee Nation, June 22, 1836


13. Lyman Beecher, A Plea for the West, 1835


14. Harriet Martineau, On Land-Lust in America, 1837


15. Pathin-nanpaji, An Encounter between Omaha Hunters and White Squatters in Iowa, 1853


16. Zenas Leonard, A Fur Trapper’s View of Manifest Destiny, 1839


17. Richard Henry Dana, Two Years before the Mast, 1840


18. Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Young American, 1844


4. Texas and Oregon


19. Manuel Mier y Teran, Letter to President Guadalupe Victoria, June 30, 1828


20. Mary Austin Holley, Texas, January 8, 1833


21. Robert J. Walker, Letter in Favor of the Reannexation of Texas, January 8, 1844


22. Daniel Webster, Letter to the Citizens of Worcester County, Massachusetts, January 23, 1844


23. James K. Polk, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1845


24. Uncle Sam’s Song to Miss Texas, 1845


25. United States Democratic Review, Annexation, July-August 1845


26. Robert Winthrop, Arbitration of the Oregon Question, January 3, 1846


5. War for Empire


27. James K. Polk, Diary Entry, June 30, 1846


28. Jane Swisshelm, Protesting the Mexican War, 1880


29. Godey’s Lady’s Book, Life on the Rio Grande, April 1847


30. Henry Clay, Speech at Lexington, Kentucky, November 13, 1847


31. New York Herald, Public Meeting in Favor of Annexing All of Mexico, January 30, 1848


32. Ramon Alcaraz et al., Origin of the War with the United States, 1848


6. Expanded Horizons: Cuba, Hawaii, and Central America
33. La Verdad, Appeal to the Inhabitants of Cuba, April 27, 1848


34. Cora Montgomery, The Benefits of Annexing Cuba, 1850


35. James Buchanan, Pierre Soule, and John Y. Mason, The Ostend Manifesto, 1854


36. Currier and Ives, The "Ostend Doctrine": Practical Democrats Carrying Out the Principle, 1856


37. T. Robinson Warren, Traveling through the Pacific, 1859


38. Young Sam, Nicaragua Ho!, January 1856


39. Martin Delany, Political Destiny of the Colored Race on the American Continent, August 24, 1854


40. Mary Seacole, A Jamaican’s View of Americans in Panama, 1857


7. Sectionalism Trumps Manifest Destiny


41. William Walker, The War in Nicaragua, 1860


42. George Sydney Hawkins, Hostility to Southern Interests, May 31, 1858


43. William Waters Boyce, Why Southerners Should Oppose Territorial Expansion, January 15, 1855


8. Manifest Destiny Reevaluated and Redeemed


44. George A. Crofutt, American Progress, ca. 1873


45. Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, Trouble on the Paiute Reservation, 1865


46. Reverend George Grant, Destiny of the British Provinces, 1877


47. Albert J. Beveridge, The March of the Flag, September 16, 1898



Appendixes


A Chronology of Manifest Destiny and American Territorial Expansion (1620-1902)


Questions for Consideration


Selected Bibliography



Index


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