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Author by : Laura E. Gómez Languange Used : en Release Date : 2008-09-01 Publisher by : NYU Press ISBN : 9780814732052 File Size : 41,9 Mb Total Download : 881
Watch the Author Interview on KNME In both the historic record and the popular imagination, the story of nineteenth-century westward expansion in America has been characterized by notions of annexation rather than colonialism, of opening rather than conquering, and of settling unpopulated lands rather than displacing existing populations. Using the territory that is now New Mexico as a case study, Manifest Destinies traces the origins of Mexican Americans as a racial group in the United States, paying particular attention to shifting meanings of race and law in the nineteenth century. Laura E.
Author by : Steven E. Woodworth Languange Used : en Release Date : 2011-11 Publisher by : Vintage ISBN : 9780307277701 File Size : 52,6 Mb Total Download : 484
A chronicle of the 1840s traces the monumental expansion of the American territories against a backdrop of pre-Civil War tensions, citing such contributing factors as the gold rush, the founding of the Church of Latter-Day Saints and William Henry Harrison's first modern populist campaign for president. Reprint.
Author by : Anders Stephanson Languange Used : en Release Date : 1996-01-31 Publisher by : Hill and Wang ISBN : 9780809015849 File Size : 43,7 Mb Total Download : 959
When John O'Sullivan wrote in 1845, "...the right of our manifest destiny to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of Liberty and federated self-government entrusted to us", he coined a phrase that aptly describes how Americans from colonial days and into the twentieth century perceived their privileged role. Anders Stephanson examines the consequences of this idea over more than three hundred years of history, as Manifest Destiny drove the westward settlement to the Pacific, defining the stubborn belief in the superiority of whi
Author by : Laura E. Gómez Languange Used : en Release Date : 2018-02-06 Publisher by : NYU Press ISBN : 9781479894284 File Size : 46,8 Mb Total Download : 860
An essential resource for understanding the complex history of Mexican Americans and racial classification in the United States Manifest Destinies tells the story of the original Mexican Americans—the people living in northern Mexico in 1846 during the onset of the Mexican American War. The war abruptly came to an end two years later, and 115,000 Mexicans became American citizens overnight. Yet their status as full-fledged Americans was tenuous at best. Due to a variety of legal and political maneuvers, Mexican Americans were largely confined to a second class status. How did this categoriza