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The Resource Power and policy : America's first steps to superpower, 1889-1922, Lawrence Lenz

Power and policy : America's first steps to superpower, 1889-1922, Lawrence Lenz

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Power and policy : America's first steps to superpower, 1889-1922
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Power and policy
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America's first steps to superpower, 1889-1922
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Lawrence Lenz
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Language
eng
Summary
Through its military policy and foreign policy, America attained superpower status in a remarkably short period of time. Nations survive based on their ability to provide internal order and external defense. Unfortunately, foreign policy goals are not always attained, and sometimes those goals are based on questionable concepts. Power and Policy examines the relationship of the U.S. military and naval power with its foreign policy objectives, exploring the policies and the use of force that propelled the United States into the first ranks of world power. The book asks when military action is needed and how such action can change the very context within which foreign policy unfolds. The study focuses on 12 major decisive events in history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including: - A hurricane in Samoa and its effect on the German and U.S. navies - The outcomes that followed the Spanish-American War - The role of Panama in the development of a trans-continental powerhouse - The U.S. approach to southern neighbors including Nicaragua and Mexico - Maneuvering for a stronger global position at the conclusion of World War I - The establishment of naval parity with Great Britain The facts, background and analysis enable readers to understand interventions that defined and then redefined U.S. foreign policy for the rest of the 20th century. Documented with illustrations of policy debates and with tables listing the evolution in U.S. naval strength as the country spanned the continent, both the requirement and the means are explained for the shift from a stance of coastal defense to world power. A great gift for men and women interested in U.S. history, military history and naval history, Power and Policy examines the origins of U.S. involvement with guerrilla war and terrorism; the evolution of the Military-Industrial Complex; the establishment of the dollar as a reserve currency; and America's self-declared mission to spread its influence, under the banner of "democracy," worldwide
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1946-
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Lenz, Lawrence
Dewey number
327.73009/034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E661.7
LC item number
.L46 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Imperialism
  • Imperialism
  • Great powers
  • Great powers
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Great powers
  • Imperialism
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Military policy
  • Territorial expansion
  • United States
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Power and policy : America's first steps to superpower, 1889-1922, Lawrence Lenz
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-265) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: 1865-1889 : America grows and changes, as do its old foreign, Army, and naval policies -- Samoa, 1889 : how a hurricane built US battleships--and a military-industrial complex -- Appendix: Excerpts from Secretary of Navy report, 1889 -- Hawaiian "revolution" with an American gunboat -- Appendix: Analysis of the executive and advisory councils -- Venezuela, 1895 : Great Britain vs. the United States, with a little help from the Kaiser -- Spanish-American War, 1898 : how a war to liberate Cuba created a worldwide empire -- Appendix: 1898 messages to George Dewey prior to Spanish-American War -- Philippines, 1899-1902 : America's first overseas guerrilla war and the ideas that won it -- Venezuela, 1902-1903 : the Roosevelt corollary, big stick or big bluff? -- Panama revolution, 1903 : taking Panama or taking advantage in Panama? and Cuba too -- Appendix: Panamanian incidents, 1850-1902 -- Japan, 1904-1908 : the rise of Japan and the Great White Fleet; US Navy vs. the Japanese Navy? -- Appendix A: The Great White Fleet -- Appendix B: Capital ships Japanese fleet -- Appendix C: Japanese ships in Yokohama -- Nicaragua, 1912 : $ diplomacy : US Marines + US business -- Mexico 1914 : Moral (oil?) diplomacy, naval blockade and Pancho Villa : Appendix: Naval landing force at Vercruz -- World War, 1917-1918 : fighting the Germans and the allies : President Wilson's surge that worked -- Naval disarmament, 1921 : Washington, DC, Nov. 12, 1921, the greatest naval battle of all time -- Appendix A: Battleships sunk by the 1922 Washington Treaty -- Appendix B: Major naval powers after the Washington treaty -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Explanation of naval comparison tables
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368334375
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1 online resource (x, 269 pages, 12 pages of plates)
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online
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9780875866642
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2008039948
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)368334375
Label
Power and policy : America's first steps to superpower, 1889-1922, Lawrence Lenz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-265) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: 1865-1889 : America grows and changes, as do its old foreign, Army, and naval policies -- Samoa, 1889 : how a hurricane built US battleships--and a military-industrial complex -- Appendix: Excerpts from Secretary of Navy report, 1889 -- Hawaiian "revolution" with an American gunboat -- Appendix: Analysis of the executive and advisory councils -- Venezuela, 1895 : Great Britain vs. the United States, with a little help from the Kaiser -- Spanish-American War, 1898 : how a war to liberate Cuba created a worldwide empire -- Appendix: 1898 messages to George Dewey prior to Spanish-American War -- Philippines, 1899-1902 : America's first overseas guerrilla war and the ideas that won it -- Venezuela, 1902-1903 : the Roosevelt corollary, big stick or big bluff? -- Panama revolution, 1903 : taking Panama or taking advantage in Panama? and Cuba too -- Appendix: Panamanian incidents, 1850-1902 -- Japan, 1904-1908 : the rise of Japan and the Great White Fleet; US Navy vs. the Japanese Navy? -- Appendix A: The Great White Fleet -- Appendix B: Capital ships Japanese fleet -- Appendix C: Japanese ships in Yokohama -- Nicaragua, 1912 : $ diplomacy : US Marines + US business -- Mexico 1914 : Moral (oil?) diplomacy, naval blockade and Pancho Villa : Appendix: Naval landing force at Vercruz -- World War, 1917-1918 : fighting the Germans and the allies : President Wilson's surge that worked -- Naval disarmament, 1921 : Washington, DC, Nov. 12, 1921, the greatest naval battle of all time -- Appendix A: Battleships sunk by the 1922 Washington Treaty -- Appendix B: Major naval powers after the Washington treaty -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Explanation of naval comparison tables
Control code
368334375
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 269 pages, 12 pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780875866642
Lccn
2008039948
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)368334375

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