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The Resource No higher law : American foreign policy and the Western Hemisphere since 1776, Brian Loveman

No higher law : American foreign policy and the Western Hemisphere since 1776, Brian Loveman

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No higher law : American foreign policy and the Western Hemisphere since 1776
Title
No higher law
Title remainder
American foreign policy and the Western Hemisphere since 1776
Statement of responsibility
Brian Loveman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dismantling the myths of United States isolationism and exceptionalism, "No Higher Law" is a sweeping history and analysis of American policy toward the Western Hemisphere and Latin America from independence to the present. From the nation's earliest days, argues Brian Loveman, U.S. leaders viewed and treated Latin America as a crucible in which to test foreign policy and from which to expand American global influence. Loveman demonstrates how the main doctrines and policies adopted for the Western Hemisphere were exported, with modifications, to other world regions as the United States pursued its self-defined global mission."No Higher Law" reveals the interplay of domestic politics and international circumstances that shaped key American foreign policies from U.S. independence to the first decade of the twenty-first century. This revisionist view considers the impact of slavery, racism, ethnic cleansing against Native Americans, debates on immigration, trade and tariffs, the historical growth of the military-industrial complex, and political corruption as critical dimensions of American politics and foreign policy. Concluding with an epilogue on the Obama administration, Loveman weaves together the complex history of U.S. domestic politics and foreign policy to achieve a broader historical understanding of American expansionism, militarism, imperialism, and global ambitions as well as novel insights into the challenges facing American policymakers at the beginning of the twenty-first century.--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loveman, Brian
Dewey number
327.73
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.7
LC item number
.L79 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diplomacy
  • Monroe doctrine
  • United States
Label
No higher law : American foreign policy and the Western Hemisphere since 1776, Brian Loveman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- The isolationist myth -- The Monroe Doctrine and manifest destiny -- Providential nursery? -- The good neighbor -- The new manifest destiny -- The new navy -- Protective imperialism -- Return to normalcy -- Independent internationalism -- Not-so-Cold War, I -- Not-so-Cold War, II -- American crusade -- Not the end of history -- The new normalcy? -- Epilogue
  • The isolationist myth -- The Monroe Doctrine and manifest destiny -- Providential nursery? -- The good neighbor -- The new manifest destiny -- The new navy -- Protective imperialism -- Return to normalcy -- Independent internationalism -- Not-so-Cold War, I -- Not-so-Cold War, II -- American crusade -- Not the end of history -- The new normalcy?
Control code
441211387
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
539 pages
Isbn
9780807833711
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009045321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)441211387
Label
No higher law : American foreign policy and the Western Hemisphere since 1776, Brian Loveman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- The isolationist myth -- The Monroe Doctrine and manifest destiny -- Providential nursery? -- The good neighbor -- The new manifest destiny -- The new navy -- Protective imperialism -- Return to normalcy -- Independent internationalism -- Not-so-Cold War, I -- Not-so-Cold War, II -- American crusade -- Not the end of history -- The new normalcy? -- Epilogue
  • The isolationist myth -- The Monroe Doctrine and manifest destiny -- Providential nursery? -- The good neighbor -- The new manifest destiny -- The new navy -- Protective imperialism -- Return to normalcy -- Independent internationalism -- Not-so-Cold War, I -- Not-so-Cold War, II -- American crusade -- Not the end of history -- The new normalcy?
Control code
441211387
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
539 pages
Isbn
9780807833711
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009045321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)441211387

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