Debating American Exceptionalism: Empire and Democracy in the Wake of the Spanish-American War Fabian Hilfrich

ISBN: 9780230392892

Published: August 7th 2012

Hardcover

294 pages


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Debating American Exceptionalism: Empire and Democracy in the Wake of the Spanish-American War  by  Fabian Hilfrich

Debating American Exceptionalism: Empire and Democracy in the Wake of the Spanish-American War by Fabian Hilfrich
August 7th 2012 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 294 pages | ISBN: 9780230392892 | 5.18 Mb

This in-depth analysis of the American imperialism debate after the Spanish-American War of 1898 elucidates how Americans understood their international role and national identity during a crucial period of their foreign relations. Transcending theMoreThis in-depth analysis of the American imperialism debate after the Spanish-American War of 1898 elucidates how Americans understood their international role and national identity during a crucial period of their foreign relations.

Transcending the immediate historical context, this book also explores why such debates remain similar and why they end up affirming a belief in American exceptionalism. Obituaries for the idea have frequently been written in response to controversial foreign policies, but exceptionalism remains vibrant and at the heart of the arguments of those who support and those who oppose these policies – whether in the Philippines, Vietnam, or Iraq.



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