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The Resource The color of empire : race and American foreign relations, Michael L. Krenn

The color of empire : race and American foreign relations, Michael L. Krenn

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The color of empire : race and American foreign relations
Title
The color of empire
Title remainder
race and American foreign relations
Statement of responsibility
Michael L. Krenn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At first glance, it may be difficult to accept that race and racism play a major role, whether conscious or subconscious, in policy-making. But leaders are products of their upbringing and era, and even some of America's best-educated presidents and secretaries of state have been slave owners, segregationists, or bigots. Some belong to America's distant past, but it was not so long ago that the civil fights movement began to correct America's troubled race relations." "While race has rarely served as the primary motivating factor in America's foreign policies, Michael Krenn shows that it has functioned as both a powerful justification for U.S. actions abroad and a significant influence on their shape, direction, and intensity Portraying nonwhite races as inferior allowed U.S. policymakers to rationalize territorial expansion at the expense of Native Americans and Mexico, to demonize the enemy in wars fought against Filipino insurgents and Japanese soldiers, and to justify intervention in developing nations. Racism made America's leaders soft on European colonialism, and racial segregation laws in the United States were an obstacle to winning hearts and minds in the developing world during the Cold War. Race plays a more subtle role in U.S. foreign relations today, but speeches about turning the war on terrorism into a "crusade," the abuse of detainees in military prisons, and apathy toward genocide in Darfur can be explained, in part, by prejudice." "The Color of Empire challenges readers to recognize that American perceptions and prejudices about race have influenced the conduct of U.S. foreign relations from the colonial era to the present. This concise survey is an excellent introduction to the topic for both students and general readers."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Krenn, Michael L.
Dewey number
327.730089
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.7
LC item number
.K675 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Issues in the history of American foreign relations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Rassenbeziehung
  • Außenpolitik
  • USA
  • Aussenpolitik
  • Rassenbeziehung
  • USA
Label
The color of empire : race and American foreign relations, Michael L. Krenn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-139) 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
White -- Brown -- Yellow -- Black -- Appendix of documents: 1. Benjamin Franklin, "observations concerning the increase of mankind," 1751 -- 2. Thomas Jefferson reflects on the issues of African Americans and slavery, 1785 -- 3. Josiah C. Nott speaks on the natural history of mankind, 1850 -- 4. President Andrew Jackson calls for the removal of Native Americans westward, 1830 -- 5. Sam Houston rallies his fellow Texans, 1836 -- 6. John Fiske on the evolution of races, 1873 -- 7. Reverend Josiah strong prophesizes on God, the Anglo-Saxon, and the world, 1891 -- 8. Senator Albert J. Beveridge defends America's actions in the Philippines, January 9, 1900 -- 9. Anti-Chinese sentiment in California, 1878 -- 10. Lothrop Stoddard warns of the rising yellow tide, 1922 -- Time instructs its readers on how to tell a "Jap" from a "friend," 1941 -- 12. Charles Lindbergh witnesses the war in the Pacific, 1944 -- 13. "Constructive engagement" with white regimes in Southern Africa, 1969 -- 14. U.S. GI testifies about atrocities and "gooks," 1971 -- 15. Martin Luther King Jr. condemns the Vietnam War, 1967
Control code
68623972
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 147 pages
Isbn
9781574888027
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006014005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)68623972
Label
The color of empire : race and American foreign relations, Michael L. Krenn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-139) 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
White -- Brown -- Yellow -- Black -- Appendix of documents: 1. Benjamin Franklin, "observations concerning the increase of mankind," 1751 -- 2. Thomas Jefferson reflects on the issues of African Americans and slavery, 1785 -- 3. Josiah C. Nott speaks on the natural history of mankind, 1850 -- 4. President Andrew Jackson calls for the removal of Native Americans westward, 1830 -- 5. Sam Houston rallies his fellow Texans, 1836 -- 6. John Fiske on the evolution of races, 1873 -- 7. Reverend Josiah strong prophesizes on God, the Anglo-Saxon, and the world, 1891 -- 8. Senator Albert J. Beveridge defends America's actions in the Philippines, January 9, 1900 -- 9. Anti-Chinese sentiment in California, 1878 -- 10. Lothrop Stoddard warns of the rising yellow tide, 1922 -- Time instructs its readers on how to tell a "Jap" from a "friend," 1941 -- 12. Charles Lindbergh witnesses the war in the Pacific, 1944 -- 13. "Constructive engagement" with white regimes in Southern Africa, 1969 -- 14. U.S. GI testifies about atrocities and "gooks," 1971 -- 15. Martin Luther King Jr. condemns the Vietnam War, 1967
Control code
68623972
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 147 pages
Isbn
9781574888027
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006014005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)68623972

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