HABITS OF EMPIRE; A History of American Expansion. Walter Nugent.

HABITS OF EMPIRE; A History of American Expansion

New York: Knopf, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, 387 pgs, index, notes, bibliography, b&w historical photos, maps, illustrations.The author shows how the United States has long lived with the contradiction inherent in Jefferson's famous phrase 'empire for liberty.' Since its founding, the United States has proudly proclaimed its love of liberty and democracy even as it has aggressively pursued imperial policies. The author's scholarship documents this expansionist behavior by examining the nation's territorial acquisitions since 1782. Lucid, vivid, and candid. Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ. Item #24151
ISBN: 9781400042920

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